Principal, MICHIFCO and former Chair, Canadian Association for Long-Term Care
Daniel Fontaine has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as government. He is the Principal at Michifco Consulting and previously served as Deputy Minister and CEO for Metis Nation BC. Fontaine. In October 2022 he was elected to New Westminster City Council.
After obtaining his political science degree from the University of Manitoba, Fontaine went on to complete the Media Writing and Public Relations certificate program at Langara College. He was appointed to the Board of Directors for Douglas College and the BC College of Psychologists. He formerly served as the President for the Canadian Association for Long-Term Care and was a board director for SafeCare BC.
Fontaine was appointed to serve on the National Advisory Panel on Dementia. The Panel worked to support the development and implementation of Canada’s National Dementia Strategy.
In March 2022 Fontaine was inducted into Canada’s Marketing, PR, Advertising and Communications Hall of Fame. In 2012 Fontaine was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service. He remains an active volunteer with the New Westminster Minor Hockey Association. In 2016 the NWMHA presented him with the Volunteer of the Year award.