“We all have immense capacity for imagination and innovation.”

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales


Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) delivers social impact and creates sustainable communities by transforming the lives of Canadians who are facing challenges or transition.

We provide entrepreneurship training for veterans and transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members, help young people reach their potential through employability programs, and support Indigenous communities in their efforts to revitalize and protect their languages.

PCC is a registered Canadian charity established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in 2011. We are a member of The Prince’s Trust Group, a new network which also includes activity carried out by The Prince’s Trust UK, The Prince’s Charities Australia and New Zealand, and The Prince’s Trust International. The goal of Prince’s Trust Group is to ensure that The Prince’s charities around the world work more closely together and learn from each other.







“I established my Prince’s Charities Canada so that I could connect the accomplishments of my charities in the U.K. and across the world with organizations in Canada in order to make a difference in the lives of Canadians.”

– His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

The Prince’s Role

HRH The Prince of Wales is a social entrepreneur.  He is a leader in identifying charitable needs and providing innovative solutions that address those needs.  His charities focus on a wide range of issues and globally raise around 175 million dollars annually.

PCC was created by The Prince to expand his charitable reach in Canada.  It was motivated by his strong connection to the country and his deep appreciation for Canadians.  He is committed to supporting initiatives that align with his own core values and is dedicated to transforming lives and building stronger communities.

In his own words: Prince Charles on his charities and love for Canada
published in The Globe and Mail, May 2014

Why The Prince of Wales is an underrated entrepreneur
published in The Globe and Mail, March 2017








The work of Prince’s Charities Canada is overseen and supported by its Board of Directors.

F. Mark M. Fell (Chair)
Mark leads Royal Bank of Canada’s Global Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) Services group. He is responsible for developing and executing a focused UHNW client strategy and operating model across RBC globally. Previous to this role, Mark was responsible for driving the overall strategic agenda for the Royal Bank of Canada’s wealth management division. Mark has a Law degree from Oxford University (MA, Oxon) and a BA Hons from Queens University in Canada. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

Mark replaced The Hon. Hilary Weston as Chair of PCC in December 2017.

Tania Carnegie, MBA, CPA
Tania Carnegie is Chief Impact Officer and Leader of the Impact Ventures practice at KPMG.  Having created both these roles, she is responsible for KPMG’s Impact strategy, and for advising clients on developing strategies that leverage impact as a means to drive long-term value creation.  She is a founding member of KPMG’s Global Impact Investing Institute, and was appointed to the federal Steering Group tasked with developing a Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy for Canada.

An active member of her community, Tania is a Director of Business for the Arts, the Art of Time Ensemble, and The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario’s Service Fund.  She is a Global Ambassador of WE Charity, and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Lee-Chin Institute at the Rotman School of Management, and the Women’s Art Council at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.  For over a decade, Tania was a Member of the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, serving as Lady in Waiting to HRH The Countess of Wessex. Tania is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Dame Martina Milburn, DCVO, CBE
Martina is Group Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust and was previously Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust UK. She joined The Prince’s Trust in May 2004, having been Chief Executive of the BBC Children in Need Appeal since 2000.

Martina trained and began her career as a journalist. She established the Press and Communications function for the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development (CAFOD). She then held the post of Chief Executive of the Association of Spinal Injury Research, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (ASPIRE).

Dame Martina received a CBE for services to charity in 2013. In the 2017 New Year Honours list, she received the honour of Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (DCVO).

David Stout
David Stout is a partner at Nelligan O’Brien Payne LLP in Ottawa. For over forty years he has provided legal services to companies and organizations of every size. He has extensive experience working with charities and not-for-profits, and has acted as general corporate counsel for many federal, provincial and international organizations. David is also legal counsel for a Canadian multi-employer pension plan. In addition, he provides legal services and business advice to individuals and businesses operating within the Territory of Nunavut, in northern Canada. He was called to the Nunavut Bar in 2001.

David completed his law degree at the University of Ottawa, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1976.

Cynthia (Cindy) Caron Thorburn
Originally from Montreal, Cindy has a BA Hons. from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and a Master of Arts from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, England. Her professional life has focused on the retail financial services industry and she has held positions at both Toronto Dominion Asset Management and Trimark Mutual Funds. Currently, she is President of her own consulting practice, CynTactics Communications Inc., and she serves as a Vice President and Director of a privately-held family corporation.

Cindy’s volunteer work and philanthropic board appointments have centered largely on education, the arts, and the environment. In addition to many grassroots volunteer initiatives, she was Chair of the London Goodenough Association of Canada (an alumni association that grants scholarships for Canadian graduate students to live at Goodenough College, London); she served on the boards of Trinity College (Toronto), Canada’s National Ballet School, and the Association Council of Upper Canada College; and she completed a four-year term as a civic appointee to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As President of her local residents’ association and in other capacities, she has supported and actively led advocacy on such environmental initiatives as Toronto’s pesticide ban, preservation of Toronto’s urban forest, and land-use of local green space. She obtained her ICD.D at the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2015.

The Hon. Hilary Weston, CM, CVO, OOnt. is Chair Emeritus.

Prince’s Charities Canada advisory council:

The Hon. David Onley, OOnt. (Chair)
Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

The Hon. John Baird, PC
Senior Business Advisor at Bennett Jones and former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jennifer Brennan
Executive Director, Samuel Family Foundation

Gordon Campbell, OBC
Former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phillip Crawley, CBE
Publisher and CEO, The Globe and Mail

Edna Elias
Former Commissioner of Nunavut and member of the Inuit Uqausinnginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit

Eva Haller

F. Mark M. Fell
Head, Global Ultra High Net Worth Services, RBC

The Hon. Myra Freeman, CM, ONS
Former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

Robert Ghiz
Former Premier of Prince Edward Island

Tamara Gordon
Founder and Vice President of the Tamara Gordon Foundation

General (Retired) Rick Hillier, OC, CMM, ONL, MSC, CD
Former Canadian Chief of Defense Staff

Senator, The Hon. Serge Joyal, PC, OC, OQ
Canadian Senator

The Hon. Audrey McLaughlin, PC, OC,
Former Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada

The Hon. Dr. Steven Point, OBC
Provincial Court Judge, Former Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and Former Chief of the Skowale First Nation

Nathan Tidridge
Teacher and Constitutional Expert

Prince’s Charities Canada ambassadors:

George Stroumboulopoulos
George Stroumboulopoulos

Melissa Grello
Melissa Grelo