Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette
Governor General of Canada
Chair of the Board
Richard has been involved with Scouts since he was 8, having been a Cub, Scout, Venture Scout and Assistant Leader in the UK, where he earned the Queen’s Scout Award. Since 2012 he has been active as a Beaver Scouter and a Cub Scouter with 85th Old Mill (Toronto): he currently has a son and daughter in Cubs and another daughter in Beavers. Richard joined the Board of Scouts Canada in 2016.
Professionally, Richard is Head of Business Solutions at RBC Ventures. He has worked on four continents and across multiple industries, with spells in financial services, retail, venture capital and consulting. Richard is active as a skier and marathon runner and enjoys fencing. He lives with his family in Toronto, where he is a committed Toronto FC fan.
Vice Chair of the Board — Strategic
Adam first joined Scouting at the age of 5 in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland joining a local Beaver colony where friendships were formed that continue today. He continued in Cubs and briefly Scouts before re-joining the organization as a Rover in a crew committed to growing community safety in Mount Pearl. In 2009 Adam was asked to join the Scouts Canada leadership team as part of the Chief Commissioners Task Force for Growth, he was actively involved in the national Scouting movement in various roles until 2014. Adam received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and was honored with Scouts Canada’s Silver Acorn Award in 2014.
Adam’s personal adventure and professional career has taken him across Canada and around and the world. Living in Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Ontario has given Adam insight into Scouting across Canada.
Adam currently lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Tanya and their two four-legged friends.
Vice Chair of the Board – Finance
Bio coming soon.
Past Chief Commissioner & Chair of the Nominating Committee
Mount Pearl, NL
Steve served as Chief Commissioner and Chair of the Board of Governors from November 2008 to 2012 and is currently a Trustee of the Interamerican Scout Foundation and an Executive Member of the World Scout Parliamentary Union. Steve is also the Canadian Head of Contingent for the World Scout Jamboree 2019. Most importantly, Steve is a Scouter with the 1st Mount Pearl Lions Scouting Group. He has been involved in Scouting since joining as a Cub Scout in 1986. As a young leader, Steve was the founding chair of Scouts Canada’s National Youth Committee in 1995. He lives in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, Janet, and sons, Ben, Ciaran and Sam. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University, and a Masters degree in Management from McGill University. For twenty years, he served in elected public office in a variety of roles, including Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Community Services in Newfoundland and Labrador. Steve is presently the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Mount Pearl. He and his wife own FOCUS Driver Training Incorporated and Maritime Driving School, which operate Young Drivers of Canada centres in Newfoundland and New Brunswick.
Honourary Legal Council
Bio coming soon.
National Youth Commissioner
Bio coming soon.
Executive Commissioner and CEO
Andrew Price was appointed Executive Commissioner and CEO of Scouts Canada in April of 2014. Andrew donned a blue and brown hat at age 5 and hasn’t looked back since. His educational pursuits have given him the opportunity to expand his Scouting horizons to include New Zealand, Spain, and Scotland. Andrew served as a Deputy Area Commissioner in Ontario, a Deputy Council Commissioner in BC, and an Area Commissioner in Alberta prior to joining the National Leadership Team as the Deputy National Commissioner for Volunteer Services in 2010. In November of 2012, Andrew was named Chief Commissioner and Chair of the Board of Governors, a position he held until assuming his current role. Andrew is passionate about growing Scouting and ensuring more young Canadians benefit from great, safe Scouting adventures. Prior to joining the Scouts Canada staff, Andrew spent ten years working at Imperial Oil where he held varying roles in Marketing, Refining, and Corporate departments. Andrew is married to Brenda, a passionate Scouter, and they enjoy many outdoor adventures together accompanied by their Irish Setter Kayleigh.