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

    Ian MacGillivray is the Vice President of Business Development for Glacier Media's Business-to-Business (B2B) Information Group, one of Canada’s largest B2B publishing and information companies. He is also Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Glacier’s oil and gas division, JWN (formerly JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group).  Prior to this, Ian founded and ran one of Canada’s leading professional conference production firms before selling the company to Glacier in 2011. Outside work, Ian is a community builder and contributes time and talent to various initiatives, events and charitable causes. Ian is married with two daughters and enjoys downhill skiing, golf, travel, summer at the lake, and spending time with friends and family.

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