Vice President, Indigenous Banking
BMO Bank of Montreal British Columbia and Yukon
Doug Bourque has worked in the financial services industry for 38 years with the majority being in Commercial Banking; the past 25 years of which have been in the Indigenous Market.
Under his current role with BMO Bank of Montreal, Doug is responsible for the strategy and business development activities for First Nations and aboriginal entities in the Province of B.C. and Yukon. He also works closely with BMO’s National Office Indigenous Banking, assisting with the development of National strategies.
Doug, who is Cree was born and raised in Peace River Alberta. He has had a very active volunteer life. He was heavily involved in the Friendship Centre movement early in his adult life being a President of a local of a local Friendship Centre for 5 years, as well as being the National Board Representative for Alberta on the National Association of Friendship Centres for 4 years. Other volunteer commitments include being the Co-Chair of Region 3 Child & Family Services where he completed a service delivery plan for the region. He has been an Authority Board member of both the Calgary Rockyview Child & Family Services Region and the Edmonton Child & Family Services Region. Doug was the Business Committee Chair for Aboriginal Opportunities Committee with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, a Board member of the Calgary Native Awareness Society, as well as a board member of an Aboriginal Capital Corp.
Doug was a past Board Member of Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation which manages all of the economic development for the Klahoose First Nation.
Doug also currently chairs the Finance Committee for Williams Lake Indian Band.
Doug is currently a member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association, Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) and is committed to providing the Aboriginal communities with improved access to financial products and services.