TAC Foundation Seeks New Executive Director

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

A new Executive Director will be hired to manage the work of the TAC Foundation (TACF), an independent registered charity established by TAC in 2003 to address the issue of shortages in the number of skilled people available for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Canada’s transportation infrastructure.

At its recent meeting, the TACF Board of Directors acknowledged the leadership and dedication of Ray Mantha, who will retire at the end of 2021 following four years as the Foundation’s Executive Director. TACF President Gerry Chaput said,

“Ray has contributed tremendous time and energy in guiding the TAC Foundation since 2018.
He is committed to the Foundation’s vision, has championed our critical fundraising efforts, and helped sustain the charity through the challenges of the global pandemic. We’ll miss his drive advancing the Foundation’s objectives and wish him the best in retirement.”

The Foundation supports the education and personnel development needs of the Canadian transportation industry through a variety of activities. Key among those is a generous scholarship program funded by donations from individuals, governments and private sector companies. Since the Foundation was first created, past and future commitments have exceeded $3.4 million, most of which has been disbursed as scholarships. In 2021 alone, 24 college, undergraduate and graduate university students received scholarships ranging in value from $2500 to $6000.

The Foundation also coordinates an internship program that provides students with meaningful work experience and employers with opportunities to connect with future talent. Other Foundation programs introduce high school students to the transportation field and support extracurricular learning activities for post-secondary students. 

The Foundation seeks an individual who is passionate about supporting the next generation of transportation professionals, committed to building on the Foundation’s successes and interested in working part-time with a Board of senior leaders in the transportation sector.

Read more about the opportunity and how to apply