Ontario Heritage Trust welcomes new Chair to Board of Directors

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Harvey Andrew McCue (Waubageshig) as Chair of the Board of Directors. McCue joined the Board in 2009 and was appointed Vice-Chair in 2015.

An Anishinabe from the Georgina Island First Nation and a consultant specializing in Aboriginal issues in the areas of health, education, self-governance, gaming, public relations and economic development, McCue has had a long and impressive career. He helped found and develop the Native Studies Department at Trent University, where he taught for 14 years. He served as the Director of Education Services for the Cree School Board in northern Quebec for five years and was the first First Nations Director General of Indian Education at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in Ottawa. He also served the Mikmaw in Nova Scotia for several years as the CEO of the Mikmaq Education Authority.

McCue replaces outgoing Chair Professor Thomas H.B. Symons as Chair from 2010, until stepping down this past March.


I’m delighted to be the new Chair of the Board of the Ontario Heritage Trust, following in the footsteps of Lincoln Alexander and Tom Symons, among others. Having served as the Vice-Chair for the past three years, I know the important work the Trust delivers for the people of Ontario. We have a terrific volunteer board with many skill sets that serve the Trust very well. The Board is complemented by a superb staff and a first-rate executive leadership. I’m looking forward to continued work with my Board colleagues and the Trust’s administration and staff.” – Harvey McCue (Waubageshig), Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Heritage Trust

Learn more

  • The Board of the Directors is made up of volunteers from across the province who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
  • A full list of Ontario Heritage Trust Board members can be found here.


For more information, contact Kimberly Murphy at or 416-325-5074.

The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage.

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