Canadian Museum of History welcomes new member to its Board of Trustees

May 9, 2024


The Canadian Museum of History, which includes the Canadian War Museum, is pleased to welcome Kendra MacDonald to its Board of Trustees. Ms. MacDonald’s appointment was announced by the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, following a rigorous selection process.

“I am pleased to have Ms. MacDonald join us, and to bring her proven track record for innovation, her sustainability leadership, and her extensive experience in working with boards,” said Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “These assets will be an excellent addition to our talented team. I look forward to the work we will do together to advance the Museums’ priorities.”

Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ms. MacDonald currently serves as CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, which works to advance Canada’s global leadership in sustainable ocean development. Throughout her career, she has worked and volunteered around the world in industries including technology, media, energy, telecommunications, health, and the public sector, and is considered a leader in clean tech in Canada for her work in supporting a global transition to a net-zero economy.

Ms. MacDonald has extensive experience in working with boards, having held trustee roles with organizations across Canada for nearly two decades. During that time, she has worked with organizations including Lupus Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Clean Resource Innovation Network, BioCanRx, and Shorefast Social Enterprises Inc.

Kendra MacDonald has been appointed to the Board for a four-year term, effective immediately. The 11-member Board of Trustees oversees operations of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum — Canada’s national museums of human and military history.

The Canadian Museum of History would also like to thank Jean Giguère for her service and work as a Trustee. During her 10 years with the Board, Ms. Giguère played an important role in a number of key Museum initiatives. Her thoughtful contributions to several committees, her experience, and her vision for the Museums have been invaluable. Her guidance as Interim Chair of the Board is especially notable, as she provided leadership and stability during an important period of transition.

The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum, and the Virtual Museum of New France. Together, these Museums function as centres for research and public information on the history of Canada. Their principal role is to enhance Canadians’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada’s history and identity. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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