Born in 1934 in Calgary, Alberta, his architectural studies at The University of British Columbia took him to Austin, Texas, where he achieved his architectural degree and found a life experience in human rights initiatives. Douglas then became a forerunner of philosophies of sustainability, green buildings and ecologically designed community planning. His architecture springs from his observation of Nature and its understanding that everything works seamlessly together.
In recognition of such work, Douglas Cardinal has received many national and international awards including: 20 Honorary Doctorates, Gold Medals of Architecture in Canada and Russia, and an award from United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) for best sustainable village. He was also titled an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the most prestigious awards given to a Canadian, and he was awarded the declaration of being “World Master of Contemporary Architecture” by the International Association of Architects.
Douglas Cardinal is one of the visionaries of a new world; a world where beauty, balance and harmony thrive, where client, architect, and stakeholder build together with a common vision.
Eng., MBA / President, Ed. Brunet & Associates Canada Inc.
Raymond Brunet is the current President of Ed. Brunet & Associates Canada Inc., a 4th generation family-owned general contracting company that is over 113 years old! Raymond became President in 1994 when he assumed control of the family firm. Ed. Brunet & Associates completed its first construction project in 1901. It was recognized as the top construction firm in the Outaouais region of Quebec in 2003 and has won many awards. In 2007, it was one the top 20 employers of the National Capital.
Raymond was chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in 2007. CCA has more than 20,000 members across the country and represent the construction industry in the industrial, institutional and commercial sector. He is also a Past President of the Outaouais Construction Association in Gatineau, Quebec.
In 1999, he was name business person of the year by the Chamber of commerce of Gatineau. His implication in the community is also varied. In 2001, he was chair of the United Way campaign. He was president of many fund raising events and climbed the Kilimanjaro as part of a 200,000$ fund raising for the Gatineau hospital. He was co-chair in fund raising for the palliative care Maison Mathieu Froment Savoie. He was chair of the board of the International Ottawa Airport in 2011.
Raymond is a Civil Engineer who also holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa.
Partner / CPA / CA BDO
I am a trusted advisor for owners of private enterprises and executives of not-for-profit organizations.
I bring extensive experience (over 30 years) to my clients both from my time spent as a professional advisor but also including my career in the private industry. My holistic private and services based experience allows me to provide advice that is perfectly tailored to the needs of my clients. I've recently been appointed Assurance Service Line Leader for the National Capital Region in addition to my responsibilities as the Office Managing Partner of our St. Laurent office and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Capital Region.
I pride myself on my community involvement and am proud to be involved with the United Way Ottawa, Youth Services Bureau and serving on several Board of Directors such as Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. I'm married with 5 kids and 2 grandkids. When I'm not in the office you can find me creating a gardening masterpiece, deep sea diving or figuring out different ways to keep my grandchildren entertained.