Board of Directors

CFIG is governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership and reflecting a regional distribution. A national office consisting of the President and staff implement the federation’s operations in a manner consistent with the policies established by the Board. The Board and the President also receive ongoing input from advisory committees consisting of members and established across Canada.
*Executive Committee

Tom Shurrie
President and CEO* CFIG
Toronto, ON

Dominic Arsenault
IGA Coaticook
Coaticook, QC

Dan Bregg
Buy-Low foods
Surrey, BC
*Honorary Past Chair

Neil Kennedy
Sobeys Strathmore
Strathmore, AB

Debbie Unick
Federated Co-op
Saskatoon, SK

Jim Hamilton
Ponoka, AB

Erin Higdon
Atlantic Grocery Distributors
Bay Roberts, NL
*Vice Chair

Brooke Kynoch
Safety Mart Foods
Chase, BC


Christopher Lee
Southside Market AG Foods
Kamloops, BC

Pat Pessotto
Longo Bros.
Vaughan, ON

Brian Bradley
Stong’s Markets
Vancouver, BC

Jamie Nelson
Langley, BC


Rick Rabba
The J. Rabba Company Limited
Mississauga, ON
*Member at Large

Justin Schley
Quality Foods
Errington, BC

Brad Fletcher
Village Grocer
Markham, ON

Mike Sharpe
Sharpe’s Food Market
Campbellford, ON

Nathalie Coutayar
R. Denninger Ltd.
Hamilton, ON

Gene Coleman
Corner Brook, NL

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