Kenneth Smid

Executive Director

Kenneth Smid has been the Executive of True North Aid since 2017 and lives in Kitchener, Ontario with his wife Deborah and daughter Olivia. Under his leadership and in partnership with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, the organization has grown from a small humanitarian organization to a nationally recognized entity supporting hundreds of northern Indigenous communities throughout Canada. Kenneth is passionate about serving and supporting people and doing everything he can to help alleviate the challenges that people face in accessing basic supplies and services. Kenneth grew up in Eastern Ontario on a dairy farm and over the past 20 years has served in various roles in the Agriculture sector and also a leadership role at an outreach center in Ottawa serving the practical and spiritual needs of the community.

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