About the Ontario Arts Foundation

James Pitblado CM

Mr. Pitblado is the retired Chairman of RBC Dominion Securities.  He is currently a Board member of the Ontario Arts Foundation, Business for the Arts, and The National Ballet of Canada Endowment Foundation.  He is past Chairman of the Boards of The National Ballet of Canada, The National Ballet of Canada Endowment Foundation, The Hospital for Sick Children Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Board of Trustees at Rosedale United Church.  

His honours include Member of the Order of Canada (1998) and The Edmund C. Bovey Award for Leadership Support of the Arts (2000).  He and his wife Sandra were the recipients of the Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year Award (1999) and the Governor General's Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts (2003). He was inducted into the Investment Industry Hall of Fame (2019).  

Mr. Pitblado has an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (honoris causa) from the University of Manitoba (2005).

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