Political Office of the Ontario Regional Chief

Ontario Regional Chief: Glen Hare

A citizen of M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Glen Hare served four consecutive terms as Deputy Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation before being elected Grand Council Chief of Anishinabek Nation in 2018. Glen Hare was elected Ontario Regional Chief at the Chiefs of Ontario All Ontario Chiefs Conference in June 2021.

Regional Chief Hare began his political career as Chief of M’Chigeeng First Nation for six consecutive terms, three consecutive terms as a Band Councillor, and two terms as the Lake Huron Regional Grand Chief. He has also served as co-chair of the Anishinabek and Ontario Resource Management Council, an innovative partnership, policy and discussion forum between the Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

Regional Chief Hare continues to be an outspoken advocate for the First Nations child well-being and customary care laws. Regional Chief Hare is critical of the government’s imposition of non-Indigenous child protection legislation, favours the establishment of First Nations-led child well-being law, interventions and First Nations foster homes. During his tenure at the Anishinabek Nation, Regional Chief Hare was a strong advocate for the Anishinabek Nation Governance. Being a fluent Anishinaabemowin speaker, Regional Chief Hare is also passionate about the revitalization of the language.

Regional Chief Hare and his wife Sally have been married for 47 years and have four sons and eight grandsons. His #1 goal is commitment not only to family but to the nations he serves. Every day at sunrise, we are instructed to say miigwetch for all the gifts provided by the Creator and Shkagmigaang, the Earth.

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ORC Office Staff List

Charlotte Commanda
Chief of Staff

Lynn Bowerman
Communications Officer / Executive Assistance
ORC.Communications@coo.org

Holly Hughes
Senior Executive Officer
Holly.Hughes@coo.org

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468 Queen St East, Suite 400 Toronto, ON M5A 1T7

Political Office – Media Inquiries:
Lynn Bowerman
Communications Officer
ORC.Communications@coo.org
(416) 597-1266
Toll-Free: 1-877-517-6527

Chiefs of Ontario – Media Inquiries:
Genna Benson
Communications Officer
Genna.Benson@coo.org
(416) 597-1266
Toll-Free: 1-877-517-6527

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