The Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC) was established in 1996, and was formalized in the Canadian Payments Act in 2001. The SAC provides advice to our Board of Directors on payment, clearing, and settlement matters. SAC members contribute input on proposed initiatives, including by-laws, policy statements and rules that affect third parties. They also identify issues that might concern payments system users and service providers, and suggest how they could be addressed.
In addition, SAC representatives have the opportunity to serve on other Payments Canada committees.
The SAC has a maximum of 20 members representing the views of our broad stakeholder base, including consumers, businesses, retailers, and governments, as well as related service providers.
Eligibility requirements for membership and the yearly nominations process are set out in our General By-law and Administration By-law respectively. The SAC meets at least three times a year.
Members (as of April 2021)
- AscendantFX Capital, Shemina Jiwani
- Canada Revenue Agency, Vacant
- Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Jasmin Guénette
- Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, Brent Mizzen - Stakeholder Advisory Council Vice Chair
- Consumers Council of Canada, Don Mercer
- Finance Canada, Julie Trépanier (observer)
- FinTech Growth Syndicate, Sue Britton
- Fiserv, David Chance - Stakeholder Advisory Council Chair
- Google Payments, Erika Peterson
- Intact Financial Corporation, Ilinca Vetra
- KOHO, Vacant
- Microsoft, Tracy Lagasse
- Ministry of Finance, Province of British Columbia, Jean Hope
- (Affirm) PayBright, Wayne Pommen
- Payments Canada Board of Directors, John Sheridan
- PayPal Canada, Katja Lehr
- Prosper Canada, Liz Mulholland
- Receiver General for Canada PSPC, Jean-Pierre Blais
- TELUS, Mark DiFilippo
- Westjet, Nykol Kroeker
- Wise, Josh Rowat