Dec 13, 2018
Joan Fisk
CEO of United Way, Waterloo Region

Joan Fisk: Background


CEO, United Way Waterloo Region Communities Kitchener, Ontario: 2017 - Present

Director, Gore Mutual Insurance Company Cambridge: 1999 -2017

Chair of the Board, Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network: 2011 – 2017 

President and CEO, Greater Kitchener Chamber of Commerce Kitchener: 2008 – 2010

President and CEO, Tiger Brand Knitting Company Ltd.: 1988 -2006



Experience Highlights


Joan has held leadership positions within the business community, focused on working with local, national and international business leaders, including manufacturing, marketing, governance development and operational effectiveness.


Joan has demonstrated commitment to University and Community organizations currently serving as Chair of The College of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University (Chair of the DAC 1996-1997). She has also served as the Chair of the Pension Committee at Gore Mutual Insurance and was a member of the Conduct and Governance Committee and the Gore Foundation



Directorships have included:


Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University 2003-2012

Conestoga College Board of Governors, 1998-2003

Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Board of Directors 2010-2012

Canada’s Technology Triangle, 2007-2013

Waterloo Chapter, International Women’s Forum, Vice-President 2007-2013

Steering Committee Waterloo Region Immigrant Network

Prosperity Council of Waterloo Region

Community Advisory Committee, K-W Oktoberfest

Cambridge Hospital Foundation


Recognition Received:


The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012

Distinguished Governor’s Award, Wilfrid-Laurier University 2012

Honorary Alumna Award of Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University 2009

Honorary Airport VIP, Region of Waterloo International Airport 2009

Conestoga College Board of Governors Award 2003

YMCA Woman of Distinction Award for Business 1997