Alan Spacek has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Contact North.

The current Kapuskasing Mayor and President of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities was announced as the newest member of the board for Contact North by Board Chair Paul Taillefer.

Spacek also serves as the Chair of the Kapuskasing Economic Development Corporation and Chair of Police Services; he is also Chair of the Board of Governors of Northern College and Vice-Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

Taillefer says Spacek’s knowledge of the northern communities and post-secondary education is very valuable to Contact North’s plans for a next phase of development, double-digit growth in service.

He says they are preparing for double the requests for service from Ontarians across 600 remote Francophone and Indigenous communities when it comes to upgrading skills, or earning diplomas or degrees.