Board of Directors

Brenda Grunau, President (Vancouver, BC)

Brenda is the manager of Amplify BC funding programs, and brings more than 15 years of experience in Canada’s music industry. Most recently, she was at CiTR, UBC’s radio station, where she held the position of Station Manager and was the Publisher of Discorder magazine. In this role, she was responsible for strategic planning, stakeholder relations, fundraising, grant writing, finances and human resources, leading a team of 20 employees and 250+ volunteers to create local programming with a mandate to support local, Canadian and niche music. Brenda has a degree in music performance, as well as an MBA in Arts and Media from York University. She has organized festivals and community events, and chaired the boards of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the National Campus and Community Radio Association.

Réjean Aucoin, Vice-President (Chéticamp, NS)

Réjean Aucoin obtained his social science degree in 1997 and his law degree in 1992 from the Université de Moncton, NB. He also studied journalism in Paris for two years. He is the author of three children books, of which “The Magic Rug of Grand-Pré” won two international prizes.

He practices law in Chéticamp since 1993 specializing in language rights law and has given numerous conferences on the subject. Prior to going to law School, he worked as a journalist, a radio producer for Radio Canada and for the Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia.

He is the founder of the “Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse” (AJEFNE) and also served as Vice-President of the “Fédération des associations de juristes d’expression française des provinces de common law”, the “Fédération Acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse” and the “Société nationale de l’Acadie” as well as President of the “Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada”. He also served on numerous local boards and was involved in various community projects and was a volunteer for CKJM Coopérative Radio Chéticamp for ten years.

In 2003, he was awarded the Community service award by the Canadian Bar Association, NS branch, in 2004 he was appointed and served as a part time member of the National Parole Board and in 2014 he was appointed Queens Counsel.

Monique Levesque, Treasurer (Moncton, NB)

Monique Levesque, member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick, is an accounting and personal tax professor at the University of Moncton. She seeks to engage with minority communities as well as with organisations and companies that wish to promote heritage and cultural spaces.

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Victoria Fenner, Director (Barrie, ON)

Victoria Fenner has been involved in community radio for many years. She has worked at several campus community radio stations including CFMU at McMaster, CKCU at Carleton, Vancouver Co-op Radio and WMMT in Whitesburg Kentucky. She is currently a documentary and podcast producer working with the online progressive magazine rabble.ca. She is also an arts management specialist, having learned early in her career as an artist that she needed business skills to be a successful artist. She has developed a dual expertise and career track in both non profit management and multimedia production, specializing in communications and revenue resource development. She was the first president of the Community Radio Fund of Canada when it was formed in 2008 and looks forward to participating in the growth of the Community Radio Fund almost ten years after her first years on the Board of Directors.

Christine Scott, Representative of Private Broadcasters (Ottawa, ON)

Christine brings forward a wealth of knowledge from her educational and past work experience. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Bishop’s University, with concentrations in both Finance and Business Management. She has had both Public and Private sector experience, including six years as a Financial Consultant at Investors Group as well as time spent in Prime Minister’s Office, in addition to the Privy Council Office, where she currently works as Senior Advisor. Christine has had extensive consulting experience working with businesses to help them in a wide array of services, ranging from marketing strategies, to developing business plans and market feasibility studies. She has also had a wide range of working experience in small, medium and large organizations.

Martin Bougie, Non-voting Representative, Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (Montréal, QC)

Martin has a degree in marketing and he has proven himself in the field of information technology.

François Coté, Non-voting Representative, Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (Ottawa, ON)

François has been in the radio sector since 1984. He started his career as a sports caster in the Gatineau region. In 1994, François joined community radio as a program director in Cornwall, Ontario.

Barry Rooke, Non-voting Representative, National Campus and Community Radio Association (Ottawa, ON)

Barry has been a programmer on Campus/Community Radio since 1999. Barry joined CFRU in 2007 and spent time as the stations Technical Coordinator, Administrator and three contract periods as the Station Manager. He also spent about 3 years as the Chair or Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. For the past little while he help to develop social media policy for non-profits through Infinite SM out of Toronto, and have spent time developing a service for seniors around nostalgic music and music therapy for individuals challenged with Alzheimer and other types of dementia.