Harvey A. Slack

Harvey A. Slack

Based in Ottawa, Harvey Allan Slack brings more than three decades of experience working on the Canadian arts and culture scene. To date, he has served on more than 30 arts, culture and health organizations. He was with the National Museums of Canada for 20 years, and was executive director at the Canadiana Fund for 17 years. He retired from the Government of Canada in 2010. Mr. Slack was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council Board of Directors in May 2009, and reappointed for three years in May 2012. Over the years, Mr. Slack has received many distinctions. In 1993, he received a citation from United Way Centraide for outstanding community participation in the federal public service. In 1995, the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa Health Service awarded him a certificate in recognition of his exceptional contributions. Mr. Slack is also a recipient of the Governor General’s Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for volunteer contribution to the community. And in 2012, Mr. Slack received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Slack holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University. Harvey Slack has been director emeritus for the Canadiana Fund since February 2015, on a volunteer basis.