Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust

The objects of the Trust are to use, administer, manage and maintain the Fathers of Confederation buildings in furtherance of the purpose for which it was erected, as a national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation.

What is the function of the board?

The Trust may:

  • (a) acquire, hold, loan, exchange and dispose of pictures, books, museum pieces and objets d'art;
  • (b) hold, arrange for and sponsor exhibitions, lectures, performances;
  • (c) publish, sell and distribute and promote and assist in the publication, sale and distribution of books, papers, catalogues, reports, pamphlets and circulars;
  • (d) acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any real and personal property;
  • (e) enter into agreements with any person which it may consider necessary or advisable in furtherance of its objects and execute such agreements, deeds and other instruments therefore; and
  • (f) promote, assist in and do all other matters, things and duties that will commemorate the meetings of the Fathers of Confederation and otherwise as the board may consider necessary or expedient in the operation and maintenance of the buildings as a national centre.

Primary Role:  Adjudicative

Material Role:  Managerial/Oversight

How many people are on the board?

The Trust shall consist of a chairperson who is a PEI resident, and twenty-three other members, of whom seven are residents of the province and 16 are not ordinarily resident in the province and who represent other regions of Canada.

What are the requirements of board members?

Work & Experience Requirements
Management and business experience is preferred.

Skills Required
Tribunal skills.

What are the nomination requirements?

Statutory Nomination Requirements
The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall appoint all members.

Will I get paid?

no remuneration

What is the time commitment of the board?

The board executive may meet ten times per year and the national directors join four of the meetings.  There may also be special meetings called by the Chair.   

Each member of the board shall be appointed for a term of up to three years and may be re-appointed.

Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust - Members
Name County Term Start Term End
H Wayne Hambly, Chair Queens County Jul 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2018
Chief Brian Francis Queens County Jul 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2019
Alex MacBeath Kings County Sep 26, 2017 Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Gregory Mitton Queens County Jul 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2018
Lori Pendleton Queens County Aug 22, 2017 Aug 31, 2020
Bob Sear Queens County Jul 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2019
Margo Thompson Prince County Jul 10, 2017 Jul 31, 2020
Pamela Williams, Q.C. Queens County Sep 26, 2017 Sep 30, 2020


Name Province Term start Term end
Bill Andrew        Alberta     July 31, 2016 July 31, 2018
Richard Homburg Nova Scotia July 31, 2016 July 31, 2019
Dr. Frederic L.R. Jackman Ontario July 31, 2017  July 31, 2019
vacant New Brunswick    
Murray Kilfoyle Manitoba July 31, 2017 July 31, 2020
Louis W. MacEachern Alberta July 31, 2016 July 31, 2018
Dan Mathieson Ontario July 31, 2016 July 31, 2019
Sean Finn Quebec August 30, 2017 August 30, 2020
Taleeb Noormohamed British Columbia July 31, 2015 July 31, 2018
Arlene Perly Rae Ontario July 31, 2016 July 31, 2019
Charles F. Scott Jr.  Ontario July 31, 2017 July 31, 2019
Peter Stoicheff Saskatchewan April 30, 2017 April 30, 2020

How can I apply?

 If you would like to serve as a member of a provincial government agency, board, or commission (ABC) you can apply online through Engage PEI

Who can I contact about this board?

Mark Derry
Manager of Cultural Affairs
(902) 620-3221



Published date: 
April 4, 2018
Executive Council

General Inquiries

Executive Council Office
5th Floor, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

General Inquiries:
Phone: (902) 368-4502
Fax: (902) 368-6118


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