Dr. Arden R. Haynes OC

University of Manitoba, B.Comm. 1951, LL.D. (Hon.) 1990
Acadia University, D.C.L. (Hon.) 1990
York University, LL.D. (Hon.) 2002

Retired petroleum executive Arden Haynes is well known nationally for supporting many charitable causes, particularly Diabetes Canada, and for encouraging fellow business leaders to do the same.

Born in Saskatchewan, Haynes started his career with Imperial Oil Ltd. in 1951 and worked his way up to the positions of chairman and chief executive officer. Before retiring in 1992, Haynes helped launch IMAGINE, a national corporate-giving program whose members give at least one per cent of pre-tax income to charity.

A patron of the arts, health care and higher education, he served on the boards of the Alzheimer Society of Canada, North York Hospital, Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Canadian Opera Company and the Trillium Foundation, among others. Haynes successfully co-chaired the University of Manitoba’s Drive for Excellence campaign in 1987-92 and served as chancellor of York University in the mid-1990s. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.   

Revised: August 2004