Children's Aid Foundation Canada

Gala Chairs

Jaime WattJaime Watt is the Executive Chairman of Navigator and the founder of the Canadian Centre for the Purpose of the Corporation (CCPC). He specializes in complex public strategy issues, serving both domestic and international clients in the corporate, professional services, not-for-profit, and political leaders at all three levels of government across Canada. Currently, Jaime chairs the board of OCAD University. As well, he serves on the board of the University Health Network, the Literary Review of Canada, CANFAR, and the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. He is a past president or chair of the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Albany Club, Casey House, Canadians for Equal Marriage, Canadian Human Rights Campaign and Canadian Human Rights Trust among others. Additionally, he is a past director or governor of many organizations including the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Directors Education Program, jointly developed and administered by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Nitin JainNitin Jain is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sienna Senior Living, where he is guided by his conviction that it is a tremendous privilege and responsibility to serve Canada’s seniors. Leading Sienna through transformation and growth he is fostering a purpose-driven culture driven by 12,000 team members who are passionate about caring for its 10,000 residents. With over 90 retirement and long-term care homes in Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Sienna is one of Canada’s leading operators in the seniors’ living sector. Nitin has held senior leadership roles at global companies such as General Electric and one of Canada’s flagship retailers, Canadian Tire. Nitin’s international career as an operational leader and his experience leading large and diverse teams are pivotal to modernizing and supporting the growth of seniors’ communities in Canada. He holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and obtained his undergraduate degree in Hotel and Hospitality Management from Widener University and the Indian Institute of Hotel Management.

Sean St. JohnSean St. John joined National Bank in 1996, as Head of Corporate Trading. He spearheaded the growth of the firm’s institutional corporate bond trading business. He took over the Debt Capital Markets business in 2008 and was named Co-Head of Fixed Income, one year later. In 2012, he joined the Financial Markets Management Committee and in 2015, became the sole head of Fixed Income and Equity Capital Markets. Mr. St. John is on the Canadian Advisory Board for Right to Play, the Board of Governors for Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer and the Scholarship Committee for the Children’s Aid Society. Mr. St. John has an HBA from York University.