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Ms. Gail D. Surkan

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Director Emeritus

Phone: (403) ***-****  HQ Phone
Canada West Foundation
Suite 900 1202 Centre Street SE
Calgary , Alberta T2G 5A5

Company Description: Canada West Foundation (CWF) Since 1971, the Canada West Foundation has provided citizens and policymakers with non-partisan, non-ideological research on a wide...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degree , economics
    University of Saskatchewan
  • degree , economics with distinction
    University of Saskatchewan
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Web References
About Us | Canada West Foundation, 8 Feb 2015 [cached]
Gail Surkan former mayor, City of Red Deer
Board of Directors, 30 April 2015 [cached]
Gail D. Surkan
Ms. Surkan was a four-term mayor of Red Deer, Alberta from 1992 to 2004, and currently runs her own consulting firm. Ms. Surkan sits on the board of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, along with the boards of a number of not-for-profit organizations. She retired on December 31, 2009 from her term as chair of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, a position she held since 2005. Ms. Surkan was also a founding director of ATB Financial and served on that board for nine years. She has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.
Ms. Surkan, a resident of Red Deer, Alberta, has served on Ensign's Board of Directors since March 2006 and currently is a member of both the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominations  Committee. 
About AHFMR, 30 Oct 2009 [cached]
Gail Surkan (Chair)
Ms Gail Surkan has been a member of the AHFMR Board of Trustees since March 15, 2000, and Chair of the Board since November 30, 2005.
Ms Surkan received a degree in economics with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. She served four terms as Mayor of Red Deer from 1992 to 2004 and also served on Red Deer City Council from 1986 to 1992. She has extensive experience as a consultant and analyst in various fields including strategic planning, tourism, northern communities, regional development policy, economic development, and Board governance.
Ms. Surkan sits as a board member for a number of organizations. She served as both Chair and Vice-Chair for the Provincial Health Council, a body created to evaluate health reform and report to the Legislature.
Community Savings - Former Mayor Appointed to the Board of Directors, 13 June 2006 [cached]
Gail Surkan, the former Mayor of Red Deer, has been selected to represent the community on the Board of Directors for Community Savings.
"We are delighted to have Gail join our Board," says Bill Anhorn, Chairman of the Board.
In addition to having been elected for four consecutive terms as the Mayor of Red Deer, Gail serves on a number of important Boards of Directors. These include the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Agricultural Financial Services Corporation, and the Canada West Foundation. Gail also served on the Boards for the University of Alberta, Central Alberta Economic Partnership and the Provincial Health Council of Alberta.
"Gail brings an enormous amount of insight to the Board," adds Anhorn.
Business Edge News Magazine - - Calgary/Red Deer Edition - Central Alberta economic alliance receives grant, 11 Sept 2002 [cached]
"I am very pleased that the province is supportive of CAEP and the pace-setting work our alliance is undertaking to enhance the economy of the central Alberta region," said CAEP chairperson Gail Surkan, mayor of Red Deer.
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