Jonathan (Joff) Elkas
Joff currently works at BCE as senior legal counsel. He is a bilingual business lawyer with over twenty-five years experience with expertise in general commercial, IT, franchise, consumer protection, privacy and telecommunications regulatory law.
He holds degrees from Université de Sherbrooke (Baccalaureat en droit (L.L.B.)) and McGill (B.A. – History, Distinction).
Joff is married to Nancy Wells and is the father of three children. He is the son of Marlene and Sam Elkas of Sherbrooke.
He is an active community member holding positions in various boards over the past few years including the position of President at the North Hatley Club Inc.; Vice-President and chair of communication at Pillars Trust Fund Inc. 2015 – 2019; Friends of McGill Football, during his involvement over 6 years he spear-headed fundraising initiatives for the coaching staff. He was a co-winner of McGill’s E.P. Taylor Award (2015) in recognition of the founding of the Michael Soles Football Award, an endowment to support outstanding student athletes playing McGill Football.
When asked what were his reasons for his involvement in the Massawippi Foundation, Joff said:
” The opportunity to join the board of the Massawippi Foundation was too good to pass up. My father, Sam, had been a long-time board member and, for years, would tell me about the great things this little team of dedicated volunteers was accomplishing for the Massawippi Valley (and the fun it was having doing it). I had not only admired the Foundation’s achievements in just over 10 years – millions raised, over 1200 acres of forest preserved – but also the “win win” nature of the efforts themselves. It was as much the “how” of the accomplishment as much as the “what”.
For example, building ecologically sensitive hiking trails on conserved lands really struck a chord with me. By encouraging residents and visitors to explore and educate themselves about our local environment in a healthy and responsible way, we ensure it continues to be appreciated and cared for over the long term. These are the types of initiatives I aim to support and promote. My goal is to ensure the Foundation continues to thrive and perform its important work as the leading ecological steward of the Massawippi Valley. Through continued innovation and thoughtful collaboration with our community partners, I’m confident we will get there.”
Jonathan (Joff) Elkas