Statue of Mr. Alloway

Richard Frost

Chief Executive Officer

In 1997, Rick Frost became The Foundation’s fifth Executive Director. For the 25 years prior, he worked in municipal public service, as Chief Commissioner of the City of Winnipeg (1989 – 1997) and Chief Administrative Officer of the Regional Municipality of Peel (1978 – 1989). Rick particularly enjoys working on The Foundation's leadership initiatives, like Downtown Green Spaces, Nourishing Potential and Literacy for Life. His interest is currently focused on The Foundation's Centennial History Award, with the first award to be presented in 2021. Rick has served as Chair of Community Foundations of Canada and on the Boards of many local organizations including WRHA and Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation. He holds an MA (History) from McMaster University, an MPA from Queen’s University and Honorary Doctorates of Law from both University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba.