Building Ontario Fund Welcomes New Director to the Board

July 5, 2024

TORONTO – The Building Ontario Fund (BOF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Helen Bobiwash to its Board of Directors.

“I am delighted to welcome Helen to the BOF Board of Directors. Her extensive experience in financial management and community engagement will deepen the Board’s capabilities as we continue to expand our governance,” said Brian J. Porter, Chair of the Board, Building Ontario Fund. “She is also a trusted advisor to Indigenous communities, and her leadership and insights will be invaluable as the agency helps finance critical infrastructure throughout the province.”

Helen Bobiwash is an accomplished financial professional and successful advocate for Indigenous economic prosperity.

A Chartered Professional Accountant, she is a Fellow of CPA Ontario and a member of the Public Sector Accounting Board. She has served on the Boards of several other organizations including Health Sciences North, where she is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee, and AFOA Canada, a centre for excellence and innovation in Indigenous management, finance, and governance. 

Helen was a fiscal negotiator for the Anishinabek Education System, advocating for investment in First Nations education for 23 First Nations who restored jurisdiction over education through the first self-government agreement in Ontario and the largest, at the time of signing, in Canada. She also serves on the Investment Committee of the Indigenous Growth Fund, evaluating and approving investments in Indigenous Financial Institutions.

Helen is proud to call Northern Ontario her home. She is a member of the Thessalon First Nation.

For more information about the Building Ontario Fund Board of Directors, please visit

About the Building Ontario Fund

The Building Ontario Fund will facilitate the development of critical infrastructure across the province by providing financing and advisory services to public sector pension plans, other trusted institutional investors and Indigenous communities. To address the province’s most immediate needs, the Building Ontario Fund will focus on projects within five priority areas: affordable housing, long-term care homes, energy, transportation, and municipal and community infrastructure. An arms-length, board-governed Crown agency enabled by the Building Ontario Fund Act, 2024, the Building Ontario Fund will help build a stronger province for Ontario’s quickly growing population and lay a strong foundation for future generations.



Lynsey Wynberg


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