January 17, 2018 – James McAra, President and CEO of the Calgary Food Bank


The Canadian Club of Calgary is extremely pleased to welcome James McAra, President and CEO of the Calgary Food Bank, whose talk topic is Food Begins the Conversation.

Please note that all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Calgary Food Bank (up to $500). The Canadian Club of Calgary is pleased to accept donations (cash or cheque only please) for the Calgary Food Bank at this luncheon. Tax receipts will be issued by the food bank for donations over $20.00.

Speaker’s Bio

James McAra is known for his long-standing passion to make Calgary an amazing place for everyone. As a community leader, builder, and advocate, James and his team work to create a hunger free Calgary. Food does have a role in addressing poverty and the root causes. By actively collaborating with many other community agencies, James’ view is to build and sustain a healthy community.

As a well-known and respected member of Calgary’s not-for-profit community, James’ volunteer roles have included a continuum of service, from local to national, including the Stewardship Group of Calgary Eats!; Co-Chair of the Food Dignity Constellation for Calgary’s Poverty Reduction Initiative; Board Member for Food Banks Alberta; and Network Council Representative and Strategic Direction Committee member for Food Banks Canada.  He currently serves on the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations’ Public Policy and Government Relations Committee; and is Co-Chair of the Task Force for Network Effectiveness at Food Banks Canada.

James joined the Calgary Food Bank in 2000 and became the CEO in 2007. Under his leadership, the Food Bank is recognized as one of the 100 Great Places to Work in Canada; a Recommended Charity by Charity Intelligence; an Alberta’s Best Workplace finalist for Health and Safety; and a consistently top-ranked Canadian charity by MoneySense magazine.

James holds degrees in Health, Statistics and Society from the University of Alberta. His life experience includes time living in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Anywhere he is, he is honoured by the sharing of knowledge and opportunities presented.

Plan to be there. There is limited seating for this event.

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
11:30AM to 1:15PM

Event Schedule:
11:30PM – Registration
12:00PM to 1:15PM – Lunch

The Ranchmen’s Club
3rd floor
710 13 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB