President and CEO, Old Brewery Mission
JAMES HUGHES is the Chief Executive Officer of the Old Brewery Mission, the largest organization serving homeless people in Quebec. Mr. Hughes has had many roles over his career including as Executive Lead at the McConnell Foundation, President of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, and Deputy Minister of the Department of Social Development in New Brunswick. In the latter role, Mr. Hughes was central to the development of the province’s trailblazing Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) through a widely acclaimed citizen engagement process. He is the editor of Beyond Shelters: Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines (Lorimer, 2018). He is also the author of Early Intervention: How Canada’s social programs can work better, save lives, and often save money (Lorimer, 2015).