|About the ECR | John Craig Eaton | Chair Contributors|
Chairman of the Board Eaton's of Canada Inc.
Mr. Eaton joined The T. Eaton Co, Limited in 1954 and became a Director in 1967. He was appointed Chairman of the Board, Eaton's of Canada Limited in 1969. In 1989 he assumed the position of National Chair of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council. In 1999 he was appointed Chancellor of Ryerson University. In 1999 he was awarded the Order of Ontario. In 2000 he was appointed Chair, Ontario Parks Board of Governors.
Recent community involvement has included Founding Chair, Trillium Foundation; Founding Chair, Hearing Foundation of Canada; Honorary Colonel of 400 (City of Toronto) Squadron, Ducks Unlimited Canada (Past Chair and President), Upper Canada College (Past Chair), Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Past President), The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club (Past Director).
Noted for his extensive and active involvement Mr. Eaton holds a range of other directorships including Sky Blue Marlin Inc., Ryerson University Crown Foundation, The Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, The Olympic Trust of Canada, Trustee of the John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation, Honorary Director Air Cadet League of Canada, Negaune (Honorary Colonel) 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, Honorary Trustee, The Upper Canada College Foundation. In the Past he was also Chair The Salvation Army Metro Toronto Advisory Council; Governor York University, National Chair, The Charlie Conacher Cancer Research Fund; Honorary Chair, The Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, President, National Youth Orchestra.
Mr Eaton has been the recipient of many awards including the Order of Ontario, Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem for his outstanding contribution to St. John's Ambulance, Doctor of Commerce, honoris causa, Ryerson University (D.Com.).
Mr. Eaton was educated at Upper Canada College and Harvard University.