Douglas-Coldwell Foundation announces appointment of Josh Bizjak as Executive Director


The Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is pleased to announce the nomination of Josh Bizjak as Executive Director. The appointment takes effect January 18, 2021. Josh will lead the DCF through a transition period on a part-time basis as he takes the reins of the day-to-day operations.

“50 years after its creation, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is moving forward, carrying on the mission entrusted to us by our founders, Tommy Douglas and M.J. Coldwell, '' stated DCF President Karl Bélanger. “The arrival of Josh Bizjak as the DCF’s first Executive Director is opening up very exciting possibilities. We are confident he will allow the Foundation to build on the vision set out 50 years ago, by revitalizing and modernizing the organisation.”

Josh brings many years of successful entrepreneurial, business, and NGO management experience to our charity. His tremendous work over the past decade developing the Broadbent Institute into a nationally recognized organization is demonstrative of the skills and talents the DCF requires at this time. Josh is well positioned to lead the organization through its 50th anniversary celebrations and well into the future.  

Established in 1971, the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation is an independent, non-partisan Canadian registered charity, unobligated to any other organization, with a mandate to promote education and research into social democracy in Canada. As the new Executive Director, Josh will be responsible for the operations and sustainability of the organization as well as implementing the Board’s strategic priorities.


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