About Us

ACT Canada helps its members understand complex issues and filters the truth from market noise with respect to current and emerging commerce trends through a consultative approach. With representation of all ecosystem stakeholder groups, the association is able to provide knowledge and expertise to help members leverage opportunities, confront challenges and advance their businesses in a rapidly changing marketplace.

Become an ACT Canada member today and reap the rewards.

Join a Strategic Leadership Team and help shape the market.

Our Mission
Provide a neutral forum to connect the ecosystem, educate on the changing landscape of commerce, and generate open dialogue on issues impacting stakeholder groups.

Our Vision
Unite all stakeholders in the ecosystem to navigate the evolution of commerce in Canada

Our Core Pillars
Engage – Grow the commerce community via stakeholder contributions, collaboration and networking
Enable – Provide access to the expertise of the member community to gain insights that will help strategic decision-making
Evolve -Drive positive change in the increasingly complex commerce environment.
Our Members
Our base consists of leaders, decision-makers and active participants from all sectors of the secure payments, authentication and identity management business. Sectors represented include financial, government, retail, suppliers, integrators, consultants, transit and transportation, insurance, transaction processors and legal.

History
An international non-profit association federally incorporated in 1989.

Funding
We are funded by membership fees, event revenues, partners and sponsors programs.

Governance
We are governed by a member-elected Board of Directors, comprised of thought leaders from the user and supplier communities:

Chair
Suzan Denoncourt
INGENICO CANADA LTD.
Managing Director
Vice Chair
Doug Macdonald
MNP LLP
Partner, Financial Services Leader, Ontario Advisory
Treasurer
Owen Gingras
ROGERS BANK
VP Customer Operations, COO
Corporate Secretary
Carmen Xiao
CIBC
Senior Manager, Payments Innovation
Christian Ali

Executive Director, Canada
Kamuran Altinbilek
CARDTEK USA
Executive Director, Canada
Head, Innovation & Partnerships
Jeff Ecker
TD MERCHANT SOLUTIONS
Head, Innovation & Partnerships
Chief Product and Partnership Officer
Malcolm Fowler
MONERIS
Chief Product and Partnership Officer
VP N.A Business Development
Robert Hayhow
EQUINOX PAYMENTS
VP N.A Business Development
VP Sales for Secure Transactions
Brian Hirman
GEMALTO
VP Sales for Secure Transactions
Sr. Vice President and General Manager
Mia Huntington
ELAVON
Sr. Vice President and General Manager
Head of Acceptance
Gary Locke
INTERAC ASSOCIATION/ACXSYS CORPORATION
Head of Acceptance
Director, Financial Technology
Dinaro Ly
MARS DISCOVERY DISTRICT
Director, Financial Technology
Canadian Payments Lead
Jonathan Magder
ACCENTURE STRATEGY
Canadian Payments Lead
Customer Relations Director
Wendy Maisey
ICC SOLUTIONS LTD.
Customer Relations Director
President
Andrea McMullen
ACT CANADA
President
Chief Operating Officer
Syndi Pak
ADVERTIENCE INC.
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Consumer Products
Craig Reiff
MASTERCARD
Vice President, Consumer Products
Head of Canada, Acceptance
Fausto Rossi
DISCOVER FINANCIAL SERVICES
Head of Canada, Acceptance
Corporate Counsel
Martin H. Campbell
MILLS & MILLS
Lawyer
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We are members of many associations, but the support we get from ACT Canada is exceptional. Their 26 years in market means they can separate market myths from realities. That helps us as we develop our strategies.
Senior Director of Operations and Technology – Walmart Canada Corp.
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