Opening Keynote Speaker: Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada

Thursday November 3rd, 9:00 to 10:00a.m.


Clark Bernat
Clark Bernat, Conference Chair and OMA Council Member, welcomes delegates and introduces Libby Walker, Local Arrangements Committee Chair
Libby Walker
Libby Walker welcomes delegates to Kitchener-Waterloo on behalf of the Waterloo-Wellington Museums & Art Galleries Network
Gilles Séguin
Gilles Séguin, OMA President introduces the Opening Keynote speaker, Alan Latourelle
Alan Latourelle
Alan Latourelle, Chief Executive Officer, Parks Canada, addresses delegates during the keynote presentation.
keynote addresse opening video
Watch the keynote addresse opening video.
Parks Canada
Pictured L to R: Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director; Alan Latourelle, Parks Canada CEO; Kathleen Lefaive, Interpretation Officer/Coordinator, Woodside National Historic Site; Gilles Séguin, Manager of Cultural Resources Services at the Ontario Service Centre, Parks Canada Agency

Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Parks Canada in 2002, Alan Latourelle joined the Agency in 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Université du Québec and a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University.  In his role as CEO, Mr. Latourelle has set the course for helping Parks Canada to become a recognized leader in Canadian tourism and governmental aboriginal relationships, while improving the Agency's track record in conservation.  Under his leadership, Parks Canada has added 76,000 square kilometers to Canada's network of protected natural areas and has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Award for Business of the Year. Mr. Latourelle is currently the Deputy Minister Champion for the Advancement of Aboriginal Employment in the Federal Public Service. 

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