National Champions

CNAL gratefully acknowledges the support of our visionary and dedicated National Champions.

  • Gail Asper, OC, OM, LLD. President, The Asper Foundation
  • Michael Audain, OC, OBC. Philanthropist; Art Collector; Chairman, Polygon Homes Ltd.
  • Meg Beckel, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Dr  Jon Dellandrea, CM. President, Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation
  • Dr. Sara Diamond, OOnt., RCA. President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
  • Hon. Myra Freeman, CM, ONS. Teacher; Former Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
  • Carol Greyeyes Actor; Director; Writer; Indigenous Theatre Educator
  • Ben Heppner, CC. Opera Singer; Broadcaster
  • Peter Herrndorf, OC. President and CEO, National Arts Centre
  • Stephen Huddart, President, J.W. McConnell Family Foundation
  • Karen Kain, CC. Artistic Director, The National Ballet of Canada
  • Michael M. Koerner, CM. Philanthropist; President, Canada Overseas Investment Limited
  • Robert Lepage, CC, OQ. Playwright; Actor; Film, Stage and Opera Director
  • Danika Billie Littlechild, Vice President, CCUNESCO
  • Gail Dexter Lord, CM. President and Co-Founder, Lord Cultural Resources
  • Colin Mochrie, Actor; Comedian; Writer
  • Walter Pitman, OC, OOnt. Former President of OISE and Ryerson; Former Executive Director of Ontario Arts Council
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin, CC, OQ. Music. Dir. of the Philadelphia Orch., Rotterdam Phil., and L'orchestra metropolitan
  • Hon. Bob Rae, PC, CC, OOnt., QC. Lawyer; Political Leader 
  • Shelagh Rogers, OC, Broadcast Journalist; Chancellor University of Victoria
  • Bramwell Tovey, OC, OM. Conductor; Composer
  • Mary Walsh, CM. Actor; Comedian; Social Activist
  • Max Wyman, OC. Writer; Arts Policy Consultant; Cultural Commentator