Bruce Lawson (ex-officio)

CERIC_headshots_bruce_lBruce Lawson was appointed Executive Director of The Counselling Foundation of Canada in October, 2008, and to the role of President & CEO of the Foundation in December 2013. He also holds the title of Executive Officer of the Canadian Education & Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC), and is an ex-officio member of the CERIC Board of Directors.

Over the years, Bruce has provided meeting planning, project management and communications services to a variety of corporations, associations and not-for-profit organizations. Bruce also served as the Interim Executive Director of Casey House Foundation for 18 months.

In addition to his professional life, Bruce is an active volunteer. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of Casey House Hospice and Casey House Foundation, and co-chaired Casey House’s largest fundraising event, Art with Heart, in 2005, 2006 and 2009. He is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, and serves on the board or committees of several other organizations.

Bruce has a BA (Economics) from McGill and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto.