Investment Committee

The Canadian Religious Stewardship Board of Directors is grateful to the members of its Investment Committee for the varied and extensive expertise, knowledge and experience and for their commitment to providing the CRS Board of Directors with sound advice.

Investment Committee Members

Jocelyne Marquis, CIM, ASC, Chair

Denis Beaulieu, MBA

Marwan Al-Turk Redemptorists, St John Foundation

Mr. Marwan Al-Turk has over 23 years working for Religious Institutes and Foundations.

Mr. Al Turk has held the position Comptroller of the Most Holy Redeemer Congregation since 1998.  He has also been the Treasurer of the St-John Newmann Foundation since 2007.

In addition, Mr. Al-Turk has been a Board Director for:  Redemptoristine Sisters Canada and Nohtsi Gots’ adi Foundation of Yellowknife Northwest Territories; and a Finance Committee Member for the Redemptorists Canada.

Mr. Al-Turk holds a B.Comm. from Alexandria University, Egypt and is fluent in English and Arabic.  He is a CPA, CGA and has extensive expertise in accounting, finance, taxes, human resources and investment.

William Breckles, Executive Director, CRASI

Father Timothy M. Scott, CSB

Fr. Timothy Scott has a licentiate in Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Doctorate in Theology from the Gregorian University.

Fr. Scott is fluently bilingual and is currently the Pastor of St Gabriel’s Parish and Curé of Paroisse St-Charles in Montreal, Quebec.

After thirteen years as the President of St. Joseph’s College at the University of Alberta, Fr. Scott served on the General Council of the Basilian Fathers until 2014. From 2015 to 2019 he was the Executive Director of the Canadian Religious Conference, representing the heads of over 300 Religious communities of women and men across Canada.

Desmond Wilson, CPA, CA, Director of Finance, The Daly Foundation and Sisters of Service

Desmond is a Chartered Professional Accountant with 45 years experience, including employment at one of the leading public accounting firms, a large chartered bank and the Sisters of Service (SOS), where he is the Director of Finance. He is based in Ontario.

For 16 years until 2019, Desmond was the CFO of the Catherine Donnelly Foundation, a grant-making initiative of the SOS, taking it from establishment through the evolution of its innovative impact investment strategy. For the Foundation, impact investing meant purposefully advancing social and/or environmental objectives. He was responsible for the Foundation’s financial accounting and investment oversight, working closely with its Board of Directors and its Finance and Investment Committees, Investment Manager and Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE). He was dedicated to high quality financial reporting as the underpinning for good governance and solid decision-making focused on the challenges of our times.

Desmond fulfils a similar role with The Daly Foundation, where the attention is on managing a fund for the support of the SOS with an emphasis on deploying a firm socially responsible and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) lens to all investment decisions. He has been involved with the Foundation since its establishment in 1999.

Apart from his professional career Desmond has been involved in social justice activities as well as participating on the finance committee of a not-for-profit community health agency, an independent newspaper and his parish.

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