The Canada Iceland Foundation is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Donations and bequests to the Foundation are eligible for an official charitable donation receipt for income tax purposes. Those interested in benefiting the Foundation in their wills or in establishing a scholarship or grant fund in remembrance of a family member should contact the Foundation’s president or any other member of the board.
Director & Representative of Lögberg-Heimskringla
Bill is a long serving member of the Canada Iceland Foundation Board and has been active with other Icelandic community organizations, including currently being on the Board of Lögberg-Heimskringla. Bill had a long career with the Federal Government and now enjoys an active retirement with membership at the Reh-Fit Centre and involvement with the nostalgia radio station CJNU 93.7 FM and the Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club.
representing Icelandic National League of North America
Karen believes the Icelandic community in North America will remain strong when all the Icelandic organizations work together. As the Icelandic National League of North America's representative on the CIFI board she provides a liaison between the two groups. Karen continues to sit on both the Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE and Icelandic Canadian Frón executives as well as serve as President of the Lögberg-Heimskringla Icelandic newspaper. She was honoured to be chosen Fjallkona for the 2016 Íslendingadagurinn celebrations.
Representing the U of MB Chair of Icelandic Language and Literature
PJ Buchan is a native of Winnipeg and a specialist in Modern Icelandic language and Icelandic music. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, the Reykjavík School of Singing and Cambridge University. He is currently the language instructor and department head for the Department of Icelandic Language and Literature at the University of Manitoba.
Representing the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba
Angela Collins joined our board in 2022. She is a resident of Gimli and the Secretary of the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba’s Board of Directors. Her role on the Festival’s board include co-ordinating the Music and Cultural Presentations, Poetry and Short Story Contest and managing the Fjallkona Affairs.
Representing Icelandic Canadian Frón Chapter of the INLNA
Serena Goebel is currently the Treasurer of the Icelandic Canadian Frón of which she has been a member for over 20 years. She serves on the CIFI’s Grants Committee. She is proud to be of Icelandic Canadian descent and part of two important organizations that value the importance of education and preserving our shared heritage as Canadians.