Senior Vice President, External Engagement
Dan Ouimet believes that providing support to entrepreneurs is critical and always timely in today’s every changing economy. With accessible financial support and mentorship, Futurpreneur Canada plays a key role in Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Dan leads our Corporate and Public Affairs team, working closely with the entire Futurpreneur team to build our corporate, government and individual fundraising, as well as donor and public relations. Dan also manages the operations of the Foundation for an Entrepreneurial Canada, a charitable foundation created by Futurpreneur Canada.
Immediately prior to joining Futurpreneur, Dan served as the Chief of Staff for Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, where he led the Minister’s team in achieving the Minister’s and the government’s priorities. Dan’s professional experience includes more than 20 years in public affairs in both senior corporate affairs and government roles, directly advising senior federal and provincial cabinet Ministers and senior corporate leaders.
Dan is a Masters of Business Administration graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and York University’s Schulich School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Psychology from the University of Calgary.
His professional experience has been complemented by a lifelong participation in sport. Having competed as a varsity athlete he remains active both organizing sporting events and as an endurance runner and Ironman triathlete. Dan has also served as an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Marathon Society since 2007, including more than eight years in the role of President and Chair of the Board.