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​​​​Joy MacPhail, CM


​Joy MacPhail, CM, is an owner of OUTtv, the world’s longest airing LGBTQ+ television network.

Ms. MacPhail served as an elected member of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly representing Vancouver-Hastings from 1991 to 2005. During this time she served in a variety of roles, including Minister of Health, Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier and Leader of the Opposition.

She is an experienced ​board member having served on several boards, including Delta Hotels Ltd., Silverbirch Hotels and Resorts Ltd. and the B.C. Cancer Foundation. She is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees of Adler University, a graduate school with campuses in Vancouver and Chicago. Ms. MacPhail also serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant House Vancouver and Arthritis Research Canada. In 2022, she was appointed to the Board of Directors of Nch'ḵay̓ Development Corporation, fully owned by Squamish Nation. 

In 2021, Ms. MacPhail was the recipient of two prestigious awards: Business in Vancouver’s Lifetime Achievement Award as part of its Influential Women in Business Awards; and the YWCA Women of Distinction in the category of Business and Professions.​

Also in 2021, Ms. MacPhail was rec​​ognized for the pioneering contributions to politics and for her tireless advocacy of underserved and marginalized communities, and was appointed to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.​