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Jay Hennick


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Mr. Hennick is the Chairman and CEO of Colliers. Mr. Hennick is the founder and was the former CEO of FirstService Corporation from 1988 to 2015. In June 2015, Mr. Hennick became the Founder and Chairman of FirstService.

In 1998, Mr. Hennick was awarded Canada's Entrepreneur of the Year, in 2001 he was named Canada's CEO of the Year by Canadian Business Magazine and in 2011, received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from York University and from the University of Ottawa in 2014. In 2018, Mr. Hennick was appointed a member of the Order of Canada and is also the 2019 International Horatio Alger Award recipient.

Mr. Hennick served as past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Hospital, in Toronto. Mr. Hennick together with his wife Barbara established the Hennick Family Foundation to support important causes in healthcare, education and the arts including: the naming of Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital, the largest complex care and rehabilitation hospital in Canada; the naming of the Entry Arch at the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Israel; The Hennick Family Wellness Gallery at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto; The Hennick Centre for Business and Law, a joint program of the Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business at York University and The Jay Hennick JD-MBA Program at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Hennick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto and a Doctorate of Laws from the University of Ottawa.