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

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

Brooke Kynoch
Safety Mart Foods
Chase, BC


Christopher Lee
Southside Market AG Foods
Kamloops, BC

Mike Longo
Longo Bros.
Vaughan, ON

Brian Bradley
Stong’s Markets
Vancouver, BC
*Member at Large

Jamie Nelson
Langley, BC
*Vice Chair


Rick Rabba
The J. Rabba
Company Limited
Mississauga, ON

Justin Schley
Quality Foods
Errington, BC

Brad Fletcher
Village Grocer
Markham, ON

Giancarlo Trimarchi
Vince’s Market
Newmarket, ON
*Honorary Past Chair

Emmy Min
KFT/Galleria Supermarket
Vaughan, ON

Gene Coleman
Corner Brook, NL

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