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Mark Wafer

Mark Wafer - Vice-Chair, Board of Directors/Chair, Finance and Audit

Mark Wafer is a former Tim Hortons restaurant owner from Toronto. During his 25 years as a business owner Mark and his wife Valarie hired almost 200 workers with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions. On average, the Wafers employed 45 workers with disabilities from a workforce of 250 or 17% of their workforce. 

Mark believes there is a clear and compelling business case for real inclusion. 

Mark is a member of the Federal government’s panel on labour market initiatives for Canadians with disabilities and helped to create Canada's national strategy on disability employment. He is the co-founder of Canadian Business SenseAbility and was a member of Ontario's Economic Development partnership council. Mark is an advisor to many levels of government both nationally and around the world, he is a sought-after keynote speaker. 

Mark is a recipient of Canada's Meritorious Service Cross, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship and was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame in 2014

In his spare time Mark is a Motorsports enthusiast, race car driver and former amateur sports car champion

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