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About us


Board of Directors
  • Suzan Hall – Chair
  • Randy Bauslaugh
  • Darrell Brown CNEA CEO ex officio
  • Darryl Kaplan
  • John Kiru
  • Councillor Mike Layton
  • Greg Pollock
  • Joanne Benerowski, Director

About the CNE Foundation

The Canadian National Exhibition Foundation is a public foundation and registered charity. The philanthropic arm of the Canadian National Exhibition Association, we fund programs year-round to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and the community in support of our vision: “Empowering community. Improving lives.”

Our funding pillars are: Agriculture and the Environment, Arts and Culture, Industry and Entrepreneurship, and Community Building.


Building on the rich legacy and tradition of the Canadian National Exhibition, we inspire community building by investing in innovative initiatives.


Empowering community. Improving lives.

Charitable Business Number: 118834639 RR 0001