JONATHAN WENER, C.M., 2000 - 2003
Jonathan Wener was instrumental in laying a solid foundation for the hospital's growth and vitality on the threshold of the 21st century. Of key importance was Mr. Wener’s role in arranging for the JGH to acquire the neighbouring property of Les Soeurs de Sainte‑Croix, a deal finalized in 2005.
He also made a strong commitment to establishing a comprehensive cancer centre, a plan that achieved fruition with the launch of the Segal Cancer Centre in 2006.
Prior to his term as President, Mr. Wener served as Treasurer of the JGH Foundation and Chairman of a strategic planning process to chart the hospital's vision and direction.
In recognition of his contribution to the hospital, he received the JGH’s Distinguished Service Award in 2004.
Mr. Wener, a recipient of the Order of Canada, is a real estate professional with extensive experience in all sectors of the industry. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Candarel Group of Companies, as well as founding President of the Urban Development Institute of Quebec.
Mr. Wener has been a member of many community, business and charitable boards, including Concordia University, the Foundation of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Fondation du maire de Montréal.