Vaughan Dowie


Joined Pine River: 2011

Vaughan Dowie joined Pine River Institute as its CEO in October 2011. He has more than 30 years of experience as a senior manager in public sector and community organizations, including as President of la Commission de Protection des Droits de la Jeunesse; Executive Director of Batshaw Youth and Family Centres; and Assistant Deputy Minister in three different ministries for the Government of British Columbia. He has served as a volunteer on a number of Boards of Directors of not-for-profit organizations, both local and national in scope. He has served as Board Chair of the Child Welfare League of Canada and Board President of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario and is the current Board Chair of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Prior to joining Pine River Institute, Vaughan was the Executive Head of Public Affairs at McGill University in Montreal.