Organization Profile - Royal Canadian Mint

Royal Canadian Mint

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Crown Corporation (FAA, Sched. III, Part II)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Finance

Mandate

The Royal Canadian Mint is a commercial Crown corporation responsible for the production and distribution of all of Canada's circulation coins. It also produces foreign circulation, numismatic and bullion coins for domestic and international consumers. The Mint's Ottawa and Winnipeg production facilities are among the largest and most advanced minting operations in the world. The Mint employs more than 700 people in the design, production and marketing of coins.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Royal Canadian Mint Act

The Board of Directors of the Mint shall consist of not less than nine and not more than eleven directors, including the Chairperson and the Master of the Mint.

The Chairperson is appointed by Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for any term that the Governor in Council considers appropriate; eligible for reappointment.

The Master of the Mint shall be appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for such term as the Governor in Council considers appropriate; eligible for reappointment.

Each director, other than the Chairperson and the Master of the Mint, shall be appointed by the Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, to hold office during pleasure for such term, not exceeding four years, as will ensure, as far as possible, the expiration in any one year of the terms of office of not more than one-half of the directors; eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity.

The Board may authorize one of its directors or an officer of the Mint to act as Master in the event that the Master is absent or incapacitated or if the office of Master is vacant but no person so authorized shall act as Master for a period exceeding sixty days without the approval of the Governor in Council.

The Governor in Council may, on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may prescribe, appoint a temporary substitute director if a director, other than the Master, is unable at any time to perform the duties of office by reason of absence or incapacity.

No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of a parent Crown corporation, shall be a director of the parent Crown corporation.

A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director of the Mint if the person is not a Canadian citizen resident in Canada. The directors must not be engaged directly or indirectly in any undertaking involving or associated with:

  • the production or distribution of copper, copper alloy, nickel or precious metals;
  • the purchase, production, distribution or sale of coins or coin-operated devices and
  • the vending of goods and services by means of coin-operated devices.

Where the office of a director becomes vacant during the term of the director appointed thereto, the Governor in Council may appoint a director for the remainder of that term.

If any director is not appointed to take office on the expiration of the term of an incumbent director, other than an officer-director, the incumbent director continues in office until a successor is appointed.

Eligibility/Conflicts

A person is not eligible to be appointed or to continue as a director of the Mint if the person is not a Canadian citizen ordinarily resident in Canada or if, directly or indirectly, the person is engaged in any undertaking involving or associated with: the production or distribution of copper, copper alloy, nickel or precious metals; the purchase, production, distribution or sale of coins or coin operated devices; or the vending of goods and services by means of coin operated devices.

Consultation

The Financial Administration Act requires that before the Master of the Mint and the Chairperson are appointed, the Minister shall consult the Board of Directors of the Corporation with respect to the appointment.

Auditor

By virtue of section 26 of the Royal Canadian Mint Act the Auditor General is the auditor of the Mint.

Remuneration

Chairperson

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($10,500 - $12,400)

Director

  • Fixed by GiC: Position;
    per diem ($410 - $485)
  • Position; annual ($5,300 - $6,200)
  • Plus reasonable travel and other expenses. Expenses fixed by by-laws of the Corporation.

    Directors who are public servants serve without remuneration.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Master of the Mint
Hanington, Sandra
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2015-02-11
2020-02-10
Chairperson
1 Vacant Position
Directors
Bell, John K.
Cambridge, Ontario
During Pleasure
2009-05-14
2016-12-16
Dujmovic, Susan
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2006-09-15
2016-10-08
Falardeau, Serge
Ste-Marie de Beauce, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-10-18
2021-10-17
Harvey, Ghislain
La Baie, Quebec
During Pleasure
2003-10-21
2018-02-25
Negris, Cybele
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Pleasure
2017-10-18
2021-10-17
Ross, William C.
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure
2015-07-01
2019-06-30
Shannon Trudeau, Deborah
Montréal, Quebec
During Pleasure
2017-10-18
2021-10-17
Skelton, Carol
Harris, Saskatchewan
During Pleasure
2015-03-26
2019-03-25
Young, Victor L.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
During Pleasure
2017-10-18
2020-10-17
Total vacancies: 1