Director, Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) Board of Directors
Mark was elected to the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) Board of Directors in September 2015. As general counsel at Toronto Community Housing Corporation, he leads a department serving 110,000 tenants.
Since earning degrees in economics (University of Toronto) and law (University of Ottawa) as well as a Master of Laws (York University), Mark has practiced in Toronto and Vancouver. With a focus on corporate and technology law, he has provided legal advice and services to diverse companies, from start-up ventures to large corporations such as Nike and Visa.
In 2007, after nearly 10 years in the private sector, he entered the public service as legal counsel at Smart Systems for Health Agency (now eHealth Ontario). He eventually became interim general counsel and led the legal department during a time of corporate transformation.
On Canada Day, 2010, Mark launched a casual menswear line. Named for a beach in India, a portion of revenue from Kovalum supports a girls’ orphanage in southern India.
In his spare time, Mark steps outside his comfort zone to raise money for CCFC. In 2012, he ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain to support the purchase of computers for a library in India. In 2015, he sported a beard of 12,000 bees to support the construction of a digital library — also in India.