Our Team

Connect with Tech-Access Canada to make your innovation dreams come true.

Leading the future.

Our team is waiting to help commercialize your brilliant idea. Tap into the power of the TAC network to de-risk and accelerate your progress in getting an innovative concept onto store shelves.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Executive Team at Tech-Access Canada are committed to excellence in governance, transparency and ethics, and strive to continuously improve the governance structure and processes of the organization. The Board is composed of TAC leaders who were elected by the network membership and they are responsible for setting and adjusting the organizational objectives of Tech-Access Canada.

Peter Laffin

Chair of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Director – Office of Shared Services, Industry Solutions
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Edmonton, AB

Melanie Ross

Vice-Chair of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Research Chair, Green Building Technologies
Applied Research and Innovation Services
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Calgary, AB

Jean-Philippe Jacques

Vice-Chair of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Director, Innofibre
Centre d’innovation des produits cellulosiques
Cégep de Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, QC

Lyndon Ashton

Secretary of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
Associate Director, Economic Development & Planning,
Niagara College, Niagara on the Lake, ON

Stephen Reaume

Treasurer of the Board, Tech-Access Canada
‎Director of Research, Lambton College
Sarnia, ON

Nathalie Méthot

Dean, Education and Research
La Cité, Ottawa, ON

David Courtemanche

Chief Executive Officer,
Merinov, Gaspé, QC

Chloé Bois

General Manager, and NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Functional Printing, Printability and Graphic Communications Institute (ICI)
Ahuntsic College, Montreal, QC

Richard Gale

Director, Camosun Innovates
Camosun College, Victoria, BC 

John Stratton

Program Director, SEATAC
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
Dartmouth, NS

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