Joan Fisk

Joan Fisk is a Canadian businessperson based in Kitchener, Ontario.

Education

Fisk received a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Home Economics and studied Clothing and Faculty of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Guelph.

Career and Affiliations

Tiger Brand Knitting

Fisk ran the Tiger Brand Knitting Company as President from 1978 to 2005. The company filed for bankruptcy multiple times and was sold to a numbered company. The new owners shut down the facility and sourced their products from China.1)

Gore Mutual Insurance

From 2000-2017, Fisk was a Director at Gore Mutual Insurance.

Wilfred Laurier University

Canada’s Technology Triangle

Fisk served as Director and an ambassador for Canada’s Technology Triangle from 2007-2014. The group existed to promote business investment in the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo and the townships of North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich. It was part of the Ontario Biotechnology Cluster Innovation Program, which also included the City of Guelph, Guelph Partnership for Innovation, the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, and the Waterloo Region Technology Association.4)

International Women’s Forum

Fisk was the inaugural Membership Chair for the Waterloo chapter of the International Women’s Forum upon its launch in 2008.5) IWF is sponsored by:6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Many of these companies are members of the World Economic Forum.14)

Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce

Fisk served as the President and CEO of the Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce from 2008-2010.15)

Cambridge Hospital Foundation

Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network

Fisk served as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network from 2011-2017.21)

University of Guelph

Fisk has served as Chair of the Advisory Board for the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph.22)

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario

Fisk is a public member on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario for Cambridge. She serves on the Executive Council and in Inquiries, Complaints and Reports.23)

United Way

Fisk is the Chief Executive Officer of United Way Waterloo Region Communities as of July 2017.24) Donors to UWWRC include:25) 26)

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Pitts, G. (2005, April 13). More than 300 lose jobs in closing of Tiger Brand. The Globe and Mail. https://archive.ph/wahE6
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Dean’s Advisory Councils: Waterloo, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. (2022). Wilfrid Laurier University. https://archive.ph/ewNnK
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Showcasing Biotech in Guelph-Waterloo Region. Wayback Machine; Canada’s Technology Triangle. Retrieved June 8, 2022, from https://web.archive.org/web/20131113032336/http://www.techtriangle.ca/en/resources/Documents/FeatureSheets/Showcasing_Biotech_in_Guelph-Waterloo_Region.pdf
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About IWFC Waterloo Chapter. International Women’s Forum Waterloo. Retrieved June 8, 2022, from https://archive.ph/LW88h
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Partners. (2022). International Women’s Forum. https://archive.ph/ymMwa
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Partners. (2015, September 19). Wayback Machine; International Women’s Forum. https://archive.ph/abywo
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Partners. (2018, July 30). Wayback Machine; International Women’s Forum. https://archive.ph/tB6fV
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Partners. (2019, February 2). Wayback Machine; International Women’s Forum. https://archive.ph/YBdwn
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Partners. (2020, May 26). Wayback Machine; International Women’s Forum. https://archive.ph/hOkAQ
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Pashynska, V. (2016, October 24). STCU News and Announcements. Wayback Machine; Science & Technology Center in Ukraine. https://archive.ph/zsCVc
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Levine, J., & O’Neill, J. (2022, March 26). Hunter Biden helped secure funds for US biolab contractor in Ukraine: e-mails. New York Post. https://archive.ph/FEUBi
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Minter, G. (2022, February 26). Black & Veatch awarded contract to help counter biological threats. Wayback Machine; CNBC. https://web.archive.org/web/20220226144157/https://www.cnbc.com/id/100146287
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Partners. World Economic Forum. Retrieved March 8, 2022, from https://www.weforum.org/partners
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Joan Fisk’s email & phone | United Way Waterloo Region Communities’s Chief Executive Officer contact info. (2022). Datanyze. https://archive.ph/K4yXn
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Martin, G. (2021, February 23). Episode 18: Giving back through a new charity career with Joan Fisk. Lifetime at Work: Career & Business Podcast. https://archive.ph/am6K4
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Current Donor List. (2022). Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. https://archive.ph/ucoNM
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Current Donor Wall 2021. (2022). Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. https://archive.ph/GZC1n
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2019/2020 CNDCF Annual Report. (2022). Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation. https://www.cndfoundation.org/3d-flip-book/2019-2020-cndcf-annual-report/
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Fisk, J. (2021, May 29). Open letter from Joan Fisk. Wayback Machine; Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). https://archive.ph/oHHnJ
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Lang’s Advisory Board | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. University of Guelph. Retrieved June 6, 2022, from https://archive.ph/cqXnz
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CPSO - Committee Members. (2022). College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. https://www.cpso.on.ca/About/Committees/Committee-Members
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Contact us. United Way Waterloo Region Communities. Retrieved June 4, 2022, from https://archive.ph/ayKTc
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2019-2020 Annual Report. (2019). United Way Waterloo Region Communities. https://www.uwaywrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/UWWRC_AnnualReport_2020_FINAL.pdf
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