Councillor Brian McKinnon

Red River Ward

30 Summit Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3N6

Res:     (807) 767-3945

Fax:     (807) 768-4823


Brian McKinnon has had a variety of experiences to prepare him for the challenges that face City Council.

He has been the President of the Canadian Association of Principals, the Past-president of the Ontario Principals Council, the Past-chair of Youth Employment Services and other such boards within the community. He is also Past-president of the Thunder Bay Football Officials Association and referee-in-chief of the officials. Councillor McKinnon has been involved in a great variety of organizations and he believes they have prepared him for making good decisions for the citizens of Thunder Bay.

He is also the Past-chair of the Northern Cancer Research Foundation which has become, over the years, one of the key supporters of cancer research, equipment and program acquisition organizations in the region, helping to create a world class cancer treatment and research facility right here in Thunder Bay.

Councillor McKinnon wants to put his experience to work to help forge a new direction for the people of Thunder Bay. He believes in making tough decisions, decisions which have been well researched and data supported, to make Thunder Bay a better place in which to live.

Councillor McKinnon has a daughter, Jacqueline, and son, Colin with wife Bev. 

Current Boards & Committees (Council 2018-2022)

Lakehead University Board of Governors    

Waterfront Development Committee

Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission Inc.

Sister Cities Advisory Committee

Vice-Chair, Committee of the Whole, Operations Session

Chair, Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee



Brian McKinnon


Residence: (807) 767-3945

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