Board Director

The Honourable Myra A. Freeman, CM, ONS, MSM, CD, former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, (2000-2006), was recognized within the National Honours system as a member of the Order of Canada, the first Chancellor and member of the Order of Nova Scotia, recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, and Canadian Decoration. A graduate of Dalhousie University, and an Educator, Mrs. Freeman’s focus on youth related issues has been a hallmark of her commitment to the community. She is the recipient of six Honorary Doctorate Degrees, the Public Policy Award Atlantic Canada, the Woman of Action Humanitarian Award from the Canadian Israel Research Foundation, and one of Canada's 100 Outstanding Women by the Richard Ivy School of Business and the Women's Executive Network Trailblazer Award. Appointed by the Government of Canada in 2003 as Honorary Captain(Navy) to Maritime Forces Atlantic, she served for 12 years as Chair of the Community Leadership Advisory Council to Maritime Forces Atlantic, as member of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust, and continues to serves as a Director of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council and as Honorary Colonel of the 78th Highlanders. She is a former National Director of Save the Children Canada, the RCMP Foundation, the Chairperson’s Advisory Group to the Canadian Judicial Council, the International Women’s Forum of Canada, the Advisory Board of the Prince’s Charity Trust, and Board of Governors of Mount Saint Vincent University. Currently, Mrs. Freeman serves as National Director of Historica Canada, the Duke of Edinburgh International Awards, the Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies and as Chair of the Telus Atlantic Community Board.

Her enthusiasm, boundless energy, community spirit and commitment to volunteerism continue to inspire Canadians. The Honourable Myra Freeman is married to Lawrence Freeman, partner at Stewart McKelvey and is the proud mother of three and grandmother of five grandchildren.

Leadership & Board
The Centre of Excellence’s Board of Directors oversees the operations and financials of the Centre of Excellence as a not-for-profit, and includes veterans, industry leaders, and chronic pain experts from McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation.
Advisory Council For Veterans
Scientific Advisory Board
Leadership Team
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