As an Indigenous leader who has devoted his life to improving the lives of Indigenous peoples and supporting reconciliation, Peter Dinsdale has worked and volunteered for service delivery and political advocacy organizations on a local, regional and national level.
He is currently chief executive officer of YMCA Canada.
Peter spent years as the urban Aboriginal homelessness manager at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres(formerly the Indian Friendship Centres). He was also the chief executive officer for the Assembly of First Nations and the past executive director of the National Association of Friendship Centres.
He is a founding board member and governance committee chair for ClearRisk Inc., a private technology company. He is also a board trustee and Human Resources Committee chair for the First Nations Market Housing Fund, and board of director and Governance Committee chair for the Public Policy Forum, where he helps shape the public policy dialogue in Canada. Peter, has completed a Harvard Business School Executive Education program, received the Order of Ontario and the Indspire Award for his work in public service.