The Next Generation of Directors - Boards Need to Represent the Demographics they Serve (Regina)

A board should represent the demographics it serves. Recently, the diversity focus has been on gender, rather than age or cultural background.

The July/August 2018 issue of the ICD Director Journal identified “Millennials… comprise more than one-quarter of the population [and] offer a rich source of talent... Where older directors offer experience, younger board members can bring fresh ideas, clear insights into the millennial market and an understanding of how to use new technologies effectively.” In addition to Millennials, Indigenous directors also offer a unique perspective and understanding of how to reach the Indigenous market.

Boards are realizing that leadership needs to represent the people the organization serves. Join us, as our panel of experts shares perspectives on how next-generation directors can bring valuable insights to boards.


Cory J. Furman, LL.B, C.DIR is Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors.  He is the Board Chair of the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce as well as in governance roles with the Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership and other community business organizations.  His areas of professional focus include strategic intellectual property and technology issues, business development at the operational levels, risk assessment, dispute management, competitive analysis, and brand and reputation management. He also has significant experience in international business and government relations.  


Victor Thomas is Vice-President, Prairie Region, of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Mr. Thomas is a past Board of Governor of the University of Regina, Vice-Chair of SaskEnergy Inc., and Chair of the Regina & District Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves in governance capacities including: Vice-Chair of Innovation Place, Vice-Chair of CARE Canada, a Director of the Rideau Hall Foundation Board, and Chair of CARE International in Kenya. He holds the governance designations of Chartered Director through McMaster University where he was a faculty member, as well as its reciprocal designation of Administrateur de Sociétés Certifié (ASC) from Laval University. He completed the Human Resources Compensation Committee Certification (HRCC) through McMaster University.

Chief Cadmus Delorme is a citizen of Cowessess First Nation. Graduating from Cowessess Community Education Centre, Chief Delorme moved away from Cowessess to pursue experience and higher learning. After receiving an undergraduate degree from the First Nations University of Canada and a Master’s degree at the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, Chief Delorme moved home and became Chief. Chief Delorme was recently elected to his second term as Chief. His leadership pillars are economic self-sustainability, political sovereignty and cultural


September 25, 2019

Registration: 11:30 AM 
Lunch Session: 12:00- 1:00 PM

Location | Lieu:

Ramada Plaza
1818 Victoria Ave
Regina, SK

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Price | Prix :

Member: $35 + tax
Non-member: $45 +tax

Organizer | Organisateur:

Saskatchewan Chapter

Contact | Contacter:

Sandi Meldrum