Brian Marks has the privilege of being the Chief Administrative Officer for the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board. Brian truly appreciates the opportunities afforded over 20 years with the CDSSAB to serve his coworkers as they provide Emergency Medical Services, Affordable Childcare, Affordable Housing, Income Security and Employment Services to the residents of Northeastern Ontario across 140,000 km2 and multiple municipalities.
Brian is an unapologetic civil servant and a champion for personal and collective accountability in service delivery. Brian believes that Ontarians can be best served through strategic and honest collaboration across service sectors, including: Health, Education, Social Services, and Economic Development and he is dedicated to creating the service system people need.
Brian has served on numerous provincial, regional and local boards with diverse mandates, from immigration to health care and literacy to addictions treatment. Brian is a founding member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada and a proud alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (2012). Currently Brian is serving as the Chair for Ontario for the 2020 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.
Brian is a lifelong resident of Northeastern Ontario, save some time away to obtain his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree and his Master’s Degree of Business Administration. Brian is a husband, father and runner.