Chairperson / Ron Bales

Ron Bales is an Engineer from University of Toronto and an MBA from Harvard.

He worked for almost 30 years for Alcan (a Canadian-based multinational aluminum company) primarily in finance, general management and corporate planning. The Alcan years included six years in South America (Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro) and terms as Vice President Corporate Planning and Vice President New Business Development of the parent company in Montreal.

His last assignment was to create an Automotive Casting Division for North America. Ron has been a member of Anglican parishes in Montreal, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Milton, Ontario and is currently attending Christ The King (ANiC) in Toronto.

He served on the Boards of Directors of Emmanuel Christian School and Christian Direction, Inc., both in Montreal.

He and Pam now live in Oakville, Ontario, near their four grandchildren.


Vice - Chairperson / Brent Fearon

Brent is no stranger to the good work of charitable foundations, having spent almost three decades of professional work in the Canadian charitable and philanthropic sectors. He served as the Executive Director of External Relations at Regent College in Vancouver for 14 years. He then became the Executive Director of the Legacy Foundation of Canada while also serving as Senior Program Officer at the Bridgeway Foundation, both based in Ontario but supporting charitable work nationally and internationally. Brent currently is the Managing Director at World Charitable Foundation of Canada and the founding chair of The Foundation Office.ca, a public foundation serving Canadian donors and charities. Brent serves as Director on a number of Canadian public and private foundations and charitable organizations.

Brent holds graduate degrees in finance (MBA, Simon Fraser University) and theology (MA, Regent College).

Member / Bob Irwin

Over thirty years’ experience in managing high tech small business companies. Includes technical expertise in system development, programming and product implementation.

He is currently owner of Irwin Investment Properties in the Waterloo area.

Bob is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University and for over 30 years, Bob was founder and president of Tulsar Canada Ltd. In Kitchener, Ontario.

He is passionate about his family, faith and Youth for Christ.




Member / Maureen Pryce

Is the current Director of Operations at Youth for Christ Canada.







Foundation Administration

As the administrative staff for the foundation, we are here to serve you. How can we help you today?

Mark Beattie

Mark Beattie serves as CFO for the Foundation. mark.beattie@yfccanada.org

Maureen Pryce

Maureen currently serves in partnership communications for the foundation. She is available to contact for general inquiries. 1.800.899.9322 Ext 212 / info@yfccf.org