About Us

Business / Arts is a national charitable organization that aims to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by getting more businesses involved as partners in art, not just today, but for generations to come.

The organization’s national flagship program, artsVest has generated an investment of $23.4M into Canada’s cultural sector, while the Canadian Arts Summit and Culture Track Canada provide arts and business leaders across the country access to professional development, and research to make strategic investments for the future health of the sector. The arts & business exchange, artsScene and boardLink cultivate the next generation of arts supporters in the business sector, while the annual awards gala celebrates leading figures in the business and arts communities across Canada.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. James D.Fleck, C.C.

Chairman Emeritus
Donald K. Johnson, O.C., LL.D

Vice Chairs
Anthony R. Graham
Robert J. Foster

Robert S. Weiss, F.C.A.

President and CEO
Nichole Anderson

Honorary Director
Hon. Henry N.R. Jackman, O.C.


David Aisenstat
Suzanne Anton, QC
Julie Arsenault
Susan Baxter
David Binet
Éric Bujold
Tania Carnegie, MBA, CPA, CA
Tim Deacon
H. Roger Garland
Paul Genest
Jean Giguère, C.M.
Robert T.E. Gillespie, P.Eng
Duane W. Green
Lawrence L. Herman
Carol R. Hill
Michael M. Koerner, C.M
Hon. Roy MacLaren, P.C.
Andrew Molson
Gail O’Brien
James B. Pitblado, C.M.
Janice Price
Greg A. Reed
Gillian Smith
Vince Timpano
Michael Vukets
Nina Kaiden Wright
Janet Yale
Takashi Yamashita