Meet Our Board of Directors

World Federalist Movement Canada - Board of Directors

President: Walter Dorn

Chair of the Board: Nic Baird

Secretary: Robin Collins

Treasurer: Nancy Regehr

Chair of the Executive Committee: Karen Hamilton


Walter Dorn

Dr Walter Dorn is a Professor of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College (CFC) and the Royal Military College of Canada. He serves as Chair of the Department of Security and International Affairs at CFC. He is also Chair of Canadian Pugwash, an organization of physical, life and social scientists seeking to reduce the threats to global security. Dr. Dorn seeks to promote international peace and security through teaching, research and service (including field work).  His most recent book is “Keeping Watch: Monitoring, Technology, and Innovation in UN Peace Operations.”

Chair of the Board

Nicolas Baird

Nicolas Baird is a dedicated servant leader and global citizen. He campaigns on green issues within Canadian electoral politics, serving as President of the Ottawa Centre Green Party Constituency Association since 2017. He has been an active participant in the World Federalist Movement – Canada since 2014, serving as Chair of either the board or executive committee for the past three years. He has authored policy resolutions on the UNPA, and has been published on technology in peacekeeping. He works as a communications professional, specializing in web analytics. Follow him on Twitter @NicolasBaird


I believe every person wants to see the continued survival of humanity. This will undoubtedly mean its collective cooperation. World federalism is what that cooperation looks like.


One that moves past the anarchy of the inter-state system.


Robin Collins

Robin Collins has been with WFMC on Council for several years, including as national secretary. His focus is on improving global responses to crises that can lead to military interventions. His interests include alternative security options, the UN Emergency Peace Service, sustainable common security and Responsibility to Protect (R2P). He has been involved in a range of disarmament campaigns including for the elimination of nuclear weapons, antipersonnel mines and cluster munitions.


Nancy Regehr

Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in financial, fundraising and administrative management in the non-profit charitable sector. She has a certificate in nonprofit and voluntary sector management from Ryerson University in Toronto and has significant board experience. In addition to serving as treasurer of the World Federalist Movement – Canada and the World Federalist Foundation, Nancy also serves on several boards in the Waterloo Region – as past chair and secretary of the Grand Philharmonic Choir, chair of MennoHomes, and chair of the Centre for Security Governance. Nancy and her husband Ernie live in Waterloo, Ontario and have been supporters of the World Federalist Movement – Canada and the World Federalist Foundation for many years.

Chair of the Executive Committee

Karen Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton is also a long-term member of the World Federalist Movement - Canada and an executive member of the international World Federalist Movement for which she chaired the Statutes and By-Laws revision.

Dr. Hamilton currently serves as Co-Chair of The Parliament of the World's Religions and leads an Interfaith course through St. George's College, Jerusalem.


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