Tim Vine is currently a hospital executive on Manitoulin Island. Tim (and his wife – who grew up along the North Shore) always dreamed of being able to return to the area and after helping to launch and establish a multi-million dollar agricultural business with farms in Northern Ontario and Western Canada, Tim made the transition to the North first with a position with the City of Elliot Lake as Director of Finance and Treasurer before taking an expanded operational role with the Health Centre on Manitoulin.
With family connections throughout the riding, from the Sylvan Valley to Agnew Lake, Tim has made Algoma-Manitoulin his home. Tim enjoys any and all time spent outside with his dogs Mack and Poppy, including hunting, hiking and canoeing. Tim is passionate about relationships and knows that all good work comes from real dialogue. He’s not afraid to have the tough conversations that bring seemingly polar opposite views to the table to try to find innovative solutions and make meaningful change. Recognizing that policies for the North, and the rural North in particular, often need to be tweaked for the community’s context, Tim is committed to fighting for Northern approaches to Northern issues.
Tim is very community-minded and has always viewed his leadership roles as valuable only insofar as they allow him to serve the broader community. Tim has sat on many boards including the Elliot Lake Emergency Food Bank and he currently sits on the Board of Regents for the Université de Sudbury, the John Brown Heritage Foundation, Legal Aid Manitoulin, Community Living Manitoulin and he is a member of the Little Current Hospital Auxiliary. Tim has also joined a community coalition to advocate for increased broadband infrastructure to help connect the rural North.
Tim attended the First National Event for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Winnipeg in 2010, and it shaped his later academic work on Indigenous-Crown relationships and has influenced his desire to listen and work for each and every community in Northern Ontario. Tim has connections with Shingwauk Kinoomage Gamig and recognizes the importance of different models of education to serve northern communities.
Tim’s education consists in an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Huron University College, a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Tim is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration degree (CPA Stream) from Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.
Tim and his wife Crystal are currently based in Little Current and Algoma Mills.
Northern voices deserve to have a seat at the decision-making table. We have unique issues that require innovative solutions and I can ensure not only that Northerners are heard but that real action is taken. Tim Vine