Lorne Segal is President of Kingswood Properties Ltd. and a Director of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The local business leader and philanthropist was recognized for his commitment to raising awareness and funding to support people struggling with mental health and toward youth empowerment.
His current volunteer work includes 14 years as chair of Coast Mental Health Foundation’s Courage to Come Back Awards – an annual fundraising gala with over 1,500 people in attendance. His involvement with the organization started 20 years ago and over the years he has helped raise in excess of $15 million for the charity.
Segal is the founding chair of WE Charity’s (formerly known as Free the Children) We Day Vancouver, an international social movement among youth to promote social responsibility and global citizenship, and has served as chair for the past 12 years. He is also a member of Simon Fraser University’s Dean’s External Advisory Board for the Segal Graduate School of Business.
His previous honours include a JIBC Foundation Community Leadership Award (2012), the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Service (2013), the Order of British Columbia (2014), and a Doctor of Letters (Hon.) (2015) from Capilano University. In 2017 he was recognized by the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as one of 150 difference