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 Fathers of Confederation Buildings 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
Term Start
Term End
Bob Sear, Chair
Queens County
July 31, 2021
July 31, 2024
Kateri Coade
Queens County
Feb 19, 2019
Feb 19, 2022
Alex MacBeath
Kings County
Sep 30, 2020
Sep 30, 2023
Angus Orford
Queens County
Jul 31, 2019
Jul 31, 2022
Lori Pendleton
Queens County
Aug 31, 2020
Aug 31, 2023
Margo Thompson
Prince County
Jul 31, 2020
Jul 31, 2023
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, 2020 July 31, 2023
Robert (Bob) Burns Alberta January 28, 2020 January 28, 2023
Esmahan Razavi Alberta March 30, 2021 March 30, 2024
Dan Mathieson Ontario July 31, 2016 July 31, 2019
Sean Finn Quebec August 31, 2020 August 31, 2023
Taleeb Noormohamed British Columbia July 31, 2015 July 31, 2018
Arlene Perly Rae Ontario July 31, 2019 July 31, 2022
Charles F. Scott Jr.  Ontario July 31, 2017 July 31, 2019
Peter Stoicheff Saskatchewan April 30, 2017 April 30, 2020
Ned Pratt Newfoundland & Labrador June 22, 2021 June 22, 2024

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: 
June 30, 2021
Executive Council Office

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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