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Valarie Wafer

An image of Valarie WaferValarie Wafer is the owner of six Tim Hortons restaurants located in Scarborough, Ontario, and has been with Tim Hortons for 25 years. Prior to this she held various positions in corporate accounting.

She is an Ambassador and Builder with the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation and an advocate for people with disabilities, especially in the area of employment. She is a member of the Ontario Lieutenant Governor's Accessibility Committee and is a national leader in inclusive practices in her own business. She has received the following honours recognizing her accomplishments:

  • Ontario Business Achievement Award
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Ruderman Foundation Best in Practice Award

A proud member of the Rotary Club of Whitby, Ontario, she was Rotary International District Governor in in 2013-2014, and sits on Rotary's District, Zone and International committees. She has led and participated in many international initiatives including those related to polio eradication, youth mental health, microfinance, education and water.