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About Us

About the Bonar Institute for Purposeful Leadership

We are an advisory firm established in Ottawa, Ontario
that provides its clients with advisements, courses, and curriculum-based training.

The Bonar Institute was founded in 2014 by Dr. James de Gaspé Bonar to enable high growth companies to optimize their executive talent through purposeful leadership.

Our multi-disciplinary team of expert strategic advisors, trainers, executive coaches and mentors serve corporate, government and not-for-profit clients across North America and beyond.

Our Core Commitment

The higher good of all stakeholders: clients, shareholders, team members, vendors, community, and the environment

Our Core Values

Client-focused professionalism, confidentiality, responsiveness, authenticity, respectfulness, and social responsibility

Our Passion


    Empower our clients to thrive, not just survive


    Develop confident and flexible leaders who excel in navigating organizational change during times of disruption

    In a world of endless change, we believe human and organizational potential can be catalyzed with shared effort and professional consultation. Our value model provides access to a multi-disciplinary team of experts and tools that lead to actionable insights. We listen, assess, activate, and generate a roadmap for optimal performance.

    About our Logo

    Honouring the past, present, and future, our logo uses the image of a shield to convey a strong sense of tradition. The shield contains symbols of stars, compass, book and k’un to convey concepts which have inspired humanity to reach for something greater than themselves.


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