Leonard Schein

Best known as the founder of the Vancouver International Film Festival and Festival Cinemas, Leonard Schein brings a wealth of business experience and cultural leadership to the Pembina Institute board of directors.

Schein has served on the boards of many organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Cambie Village Business Association, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Ecojustice, and Coast Mental Health Foundation.

The philanthropist and retired psychologist is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, B.C. Community Achievement Award, and Mayor’s Arts Award for Philanthropy, and was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2014.


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