Daniel Fontaine works as the Chief Executive Officer for the BC Care Providers Association in Burnaby. Over the course of his career he has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as government.
After obtaining his political science degree from the University of Manitoba, Fontaine went on to complete the Media Writing and Public Relations certificate program at Langara College. He was appointed to the Board of Directors for Douglas College and served on the BC College of Psychologists from 2004-2010.
Fontaine is the former weekly civic affairs columnist for 24 Hours Newspaper and political commentator on Global TV & Global BC1 news channel. He actively participated in the weekly civic affairs panel for the top-rated Bill Good Show on CKNW radio. In 2008 he co-founded CityCaucus.com, one of Canada’s most popular civic affairs blogs.
Fontaine also served as Chief of Staff in the Office of the Mayor of Vancouver. In 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors for SafeCare BC which has a mandate to reduce workplace injuries in the long-term care sector.
In 2012 Fontaine was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service. Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, he is proud of his Metis heritage.
He is an active member with the New Westminster Minor Hockey Association. In 2016 they presented him with the Volunteer of the Year award.
Fontaine is married with one son and has resided in the historic Queen’s Park neighbourhood of New Westminster since 2001.