Leaders in Health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation is supported by two volunteer boards of directors. The Governing Board provides leadership in the areas of strategic planning, policy, legal and governance.  The Advisory Board manages operations, development and implementation.

Working collaboratively, these dedicated individuals advance the objectives of Foundation which are to:

  • advance the science and knowledge of diseases of the digestive organs
  • assist research, training, prevention and treatment of the conditions impairing the normal function of the digestive organs, including their functions in nutrition
  • promote dissemination of knowledge of diseases of the digestive organs through the Canadian community, and
  • assist in the development of new methods to ensure better quality of life people afflicted with these disorders.
  • Mr. Ian MacGillivray

    After several years as a business analyst and management consultant, Ian pursued his entrepreneurial passion by founding, growing, and successfully selling (in 2011) one of Western Canada’s largest conference/convention management firms. 

    After integrating his business & team with the acquiring company, Ian was promoted to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing where he launched, grew and managed several successful products and lines of business while gaining valuable executive experience with one of Canada’s largest publicly-traded B2B media companies.

    In 2015, Ian and his wife purchased The Filter Shop (B.G.E. Service and Supply Ltd.), a commercial/industrial air filtration supply and manufacturing company. In late 2016, Ian joined The Filter Shop as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy, where he leads the company’s strategy development and corporate growth initiatives.

    Ian is also an active community builder and enjoys contributing time and talent to various community initiatives and non-profits. Ian is married with two children and outside the office enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, downhill skiing, and lots of summer time at the lake cottage.

Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health