Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

February 11, 2010 11:04 ET

Appointment to the Canadian Museum of Nature Board of Trustees

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 11, 2010) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced the appointment of Florence Minz as Chairperson of the Canadian Museum of Nature Board of Trustees.

"I am pleased to welcome Ms. Minz to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Nature," said Minister Moore. "Her experience, contributions, and accomplishments as a business and community leader will greatly benefit the Museum."

Ms. Minz is an accomplished business woman who has led various cultural, financial, and community organizations. From 2004 to 2009, she served as Chairperson of the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music, one of Canada's oldest and largest independent arts and education organizations, where she played a crucial role during the construction of the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

From 1975 to 1995, Ms. Minz worked as a consultant in the area of applied economics with several firms, such as Deloitte and Touche. From 1998 to 2007, she was active in managing part of her family's real estate development and investment business, and continues as a director of that company.

Over the years, Ms. Minz has been involved in a wide variety of organizations, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Opera Atelier, the Governing Council of the University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital, and the Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario. Ms. Minz has also contributed to numerous community organizations supporting children's development and advocacy, as well as senior health care. She chaired the boards of Oolagen Community Services, Voices for Children, and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. In the late 1990s, she was a member of the Margaret McCain and Fraser Mustard Early Years Study, a provincial task force which has had a significant impact on government policy on, and funding for, preschool children. 

Ms. Minz received a Bachelor of Arts from York University, and a Master of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Toronto.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is an important federal cultural organization dedicated to increasing interest in, knowledge of, and appreciation and respect for our natural environment throughout Canada and the world. For more information, please visit the Corporation's website at

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Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications