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Access Copyright Foundation Board Chair Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds (Chair)

Margaret Reynolds was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1966 with her family. Margaret worked for several small publishing companies before becoming marketing manager for Douglas & McIntyre, the then largest English-language publishing company outside Ontario. She was the executive director of the Association of Book Publishers of BC, a trade association that represents the interests of BC- owned and controlled publishing companies, from 1988 – 2016 steering many important projects to fruition and advocating for policy directives and programs to support the members.
Margaret has served on many book-related and arts boards including the BC BookWorld Society, the Alliance for Arts & Culture, City of Vancouver Arts and Culture Policy Space subcommittee and The Word On The Street (now WORD Vancouver), where she was the organization’s first president. Margaret received a Distinguished Service Award from the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association in 1999 and in 2002 the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the publishing industry in British Columbia. In 2016, she was nominated for a Metro Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Arts & Culture) and received the Association on Canadian Publisher’s President’s Award for her support of Canadian publishers. Margaret completed a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University in 2003.
Paul Seesequasis is a member of Access Copyright Foundation's Board of Directors

Paul Seesequasis

Paul Seesequasis is a Willow Cree curator, writer, editor, and journalist residing in Saskatchewan. He is the author of the award-winning Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun (Knopf) in 2019. His next book, Gaze, (Knopf) will come out in 2023. He curated the first-ever exhibition of James Brady’s photographs, Enclosing Some Snapshots and has published extensively. He is the founder of the online Indigenous Archival Photo Project.


Access Copyright Foundation Board member Carle Steel

Carle Steel

Carle Steel is a Regina-based writer, journalist and arts administrator. She has worked in publishing and for arts service organizations, including the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the Association of English language Publishers of Quebec. Most recently, she was the Literary Arts Program Consultant for the Saskatchewan Arts Board and was responsible for Access Copyright Foundation programs. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, the City of Regina Writing Award, and The Writers Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Carle holds a Bachelor of Arts (French) and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Regina and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She is currently at work on her first novel.

SK Arts

Joanne Gerber

Program Consultant
Access Copyright Foundation

Tracy Chudy

Administrative Coordinator
Access Copyright Foundation

Media Inquiries

Robert Gilbert

Communications Specialist & Affiliate Relations Access Copyright

Board and Staff

Access Copyright Foundation (Board)

Access Copyright Foundation Board Chair Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds (Chair)

Margaret Reynolds was born in England and emigrated to Canada in 1966 with her family. Margaret worked for several small publishing companies before becoming marketing manager for Douglas & McIntyre, the then largest English-language publishing company outside Ontario. She was the executive director of the Association of Book Publishers of BC, a trade association that represents the interests of BC- owned and controlled publishing companies, from 1988 – 2016 steering many important projects to fruition and advocating for policy directives and programs to support the members.
Margaret has served on many book-related and arts boards including the BC BookWorld Society, the Alliance for Arts & Culture, City of Vancouver Arts and Culture Policy Space subcommittee and The Word On The Street (now WORD Vancouver), where she was the organization’s first president. Margaret received a Distinguished Service Award from the BC Teacher-Librarians’ Association in 1999 and in 2002 the Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the publishing industry in British Columbia. In 2016, she was nominated for a Metro Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Arts & Culture) and received the Association on Canadian Publisher’s President’s Award for her support of Canadian publishers. Margaret completed a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University in 2003.

Elle Andra-Warner

Elle Andra-Warner is an award-winning journalist, columnist and best-selling author of seven Canadian non-fiction books, including Edmund Fitzgerald: The Legendary Great Lakes Shipwreck; David Thompson: A Life of Adventure and Discovery; and Robert Service: True Adventures of Yukon’s Favourite Bard. Her latest book is Lighthouses of Lake Superior: Minnesota, Isle Royale and Ontario.
Elle’s feature articles have appeared in publications around the world and her corporate writing includes projects with museums, educational institutions, government agencies and corporations.
Estonian by heritage, her first few years were spent with her parents in a post-war United Nations Displaced Persons Camp for Estonians in West Germany, before moving to England and then on to Canada with her parents. She has lived in Thunder Bay for many years.
An alumna of Lakehead University, Elle is a founding director on the board of the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society; former long-time board director of Thunder Bay Museum and past co-editor of the museum’s Papers & Records, as well as past president, executive and director of national, provincial and regional organizations. Elle is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada, Canadian Freelance Guild, Creative Non-Fiction Collective and Superior Scribes.
Access Copyright Foundation Board member Carle Steel

Carle Steel

Carle Steel is a Regina-based writer, journalist and arts administrator. She has worked in publishing and for arts service organizations, including the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the Association of English language Publishers of Quebec. Most recently, she was the Literary Arts Program Consultant for the Saskatchewan Arts Board and was responsible for Access Copyright Foundation programs. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, the City of Regina Writing Award, and The Writers Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Carle holds a Bachelor of Arts (French) and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Regina and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Guelph. She is currently at work on her first novel.

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Joanne Gerber

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Tracy Chudy

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Robert Gilbert

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