Board Of Directors

Members

JOANNE BIDINI, PRESIDENT

Joanne Bidini is the founder of the Harmony Collaboration. Inspired by her need for respectful
dialogue through artistic collaboration with the First Nations community, she utilized her
experience in the choral arts and decades-long volunteer commitment to commissioning new
Canadian work. She created this grassroots organization to encourage awareness and
understanding of the Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin Mural and its story through the shared experience of
the performing arts.

REV. BRIAN MCINTOSH, VICE PRESIDENT

Brian McIntosh was ordained by the United Church of Canada in 1988, and in 1998 he was awarded the Fredericton YMCA Peace Medallion for his work. One of his main interests is the building of right relations with Indigenous peoples, and he has been very involved in supporting the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. He is currently the staff team leader at Bloordale United Church in Etobicoke, Ontario.

RENEE KENNY, SECRETARY

Reneé Kenny has a MEd and is a member of the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Bureau of International Education, and the Learning Resource Network. Her extensive executive career experiences at Centennial College in the health care and community services field has provided the leadership necessary to develop collaborative relationships that support learning initiatives.

JILL MCLEOD, TREASURER

Jill McLeod is a lawyer who believes that the role of a lawyer in modern society is to help resolve conflict in a respectful and efficient manner. With a strong background in health care, Jill enjoys helping people and has practiced family law in Ontario for over 25 years.

NORMA MORASSUTTI, DIRECTOR

Norma is an alumnus of the University of Toronto. Long an advocate for Aboriginal issues, Norma is a passionate scholar of Canadian history.

CAROLYN KING, DIRECTOR

Carolyn King is the Co-chair of the Credit Cultural Committee and President of the Credit Cultural Heritage Society. She is a former elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and has decades of experience working to advance First Nations’ development. She is the recipient of an eagle Feather, and in 2012 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

STEVEN J.T. CAMPBELL, EX OFFICIO

Steven J. T. Campbell is a co-founder of the Harmony Collaboration, holds an M.A. from the University of Toronto and is a writer and arts consultant.  Steven is a poet and author, and was awarded the Gaitskill Prize by the Canadian Society for Education through Art for his contributions to arts education.

MPP Dave Levac and OTF representative Melissa Collver presenting Harmony’s award certificate at the MCFN’s historical gathering.

From left to right: Carolyn King, Councillor Cathie Jamieson, Councillor Veronica King-Jamieson, Chief R. Stacey Laforme, MPP Dave Levac, Harmony Board President Joanne Bidini, OTF rep Melissa Collver, Councillor Margaret Sault 

To contact any members of the Board of Directors directly, please refer contact:
harmony.collaboration@bell.net