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.


Secretary/Treasurer / Brian Girvan

Brian is no stranger to Youth for Christ. He has served on the National Board of YFC Canada as Treasurer for the past 16 years. Brian has been employed with Burke & Company Limited for over 16 years as their Senior Consultant, Executive Vice President.

Before moving to Burke & Company Brian was Controller, Treasurer and CFO of Campus Crusade for Christ (Power to Change) 1995 to 2003. During his time at Campus Crusade he was part of the team that created the Campus Crusade for Christ Foundation.

Brian holds Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and has been certified as a Chartered Accountant since 2003. Brian is also currently working towards becoming a Certified Financial Planner.
Brian became a Christian through the ministry of Youth for Christ in 1983 and is passionate about our mission. Brian loves spending time with his family. He has been married to his wife Lori for 28 Years and they have three children.

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