Corporate Profile



We will work in partnership with Indigenous communities and their people through the provision of trust, credit and banking solutions that meet their unique needs.

Peace Hills Trust is Canada's first and largest First Nation Trust Company.

Established in 1980, we have over 40 years of experience serving the financial needs of First Nations and their members, corporations, institutions and associations both on and off reserve.  We also provide financial services to non-Native clientele.

We employ 90 people who serve more than 20,000 personal, business and First Nations customers. Peace Hills Trust provides financial services to most regions of Canada through our network of 8 Regional Offices and electronic services.

Peace Hills Trust is wholly owned by the Samson Cree Nation of Maskwacis, Alberta. The Samson Community is situated 100 km south of Edmonton, Alberta. Our Corporate Office is located in Edmonton, Alberta.  Head Office is located, on reserve, in Maskwacis, Alberta.

2020 Annual Report 

Corporate Goverance

The Directors of Peace Hills Trust Company have a duty, pursuant to the Trust and Loans Companies Act to manage or supervise the management of the business and affairs of the Company. The Board of Directors is appointed by the shareholder of Peace Hills Trust. The Board of Directors, in turn, delegates the management of the Company to its officers and then provides competent, independent and ethical guidance in attaining the strategic goals of Peace Hills Trust and protecting stakeholder value.

Board of Directors & Committees

Board of Directors

Robert Louie (Chairman)
Victor S. Buffalo
David Boisvert
Chief Vern Saddleback
Stewart Paul
Thomas Amgwerd
Dawn Madahbee Leach
Katherine Swampy
Chris Hopfner
Robert Rollingson
Chief Darcy Bear
Mario Swampy
​Wilda Buffalo (Elder)

Audit Committee

Robert Louie
Stewart Paul
Chris Hopfner
Chief Darcy Bear
​Mario Swampy

Executive Committee

Victor S. Buffalo
David Boisvert
Robert Louie
Chief Vern Saddleback

Conduct Review Committee

Stewart Paul
Rob Rollingson
Chief Darcy Bear

Risk Committee

All Members of the Board

Investment Committee

Thomas Amgwerd
Chief Vern Saddleback
​Katherine Swampy
Mario Swampy
Dawn Madahbee Leach

Loans Committee

Victor S. Buffalo
David Boisvert
Thomas Amgwerd
Chris Hopfner
Dawn Madahbee Leach
Rob Rollingson
Katherine Swampy

Officers of the Company

David S. J. Boisvert
President, Chief Executive Officer

Daryl Christie, CPA, CA
Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Suman Dhaliwal, CPA, CA
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Georgina Villeneuve, B.Comm, MBA, MTI
Vice President, Trust Services

Brayden Nichols
Vice President, Operations

Sharon Winch
Vice President, Credit

Jason Conant
Vice President, Information Services

Board of Directors

Robert Louie (Chairman)
David Boisvert
Chief Vern Saddleback
Stewart Paul
Thomas Amgwerd
Dawn Madahbee Leach
Katherine Swampy
Chris Hopfner
Robert Rollingson
Chief Darcy Bear
Mario Swampy
Wilda Buffalo (Elder)

Audit Committee

Robert Louie
Stewart Paul
Chris Hopfner
Chief Darcy Bear
Mario Swampy

Conduct Review Committee

Stewart Paul
Rob Rollingson
Chief Darcy Bear

Investment Committee

Thomas Amgwerd
Chief Vern Saddleback​
Katherine Swampy
Mario Swampy
Dawn Madahbee Leach

Executive Committee

David Boisvert
Robert Louie
Chief Vern Saddleback

Risk Committee

All Members of the Board

Loans Committee

David Boisvert
Thomas Amgwerd
Chris Hopfner
Dawn Madahbee Leach
Rob Rollingson
Katherine Swampy

Officers of the Company


Daryl Christie, CPA, CA
Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

David S. J. Boisvert
President, Chief Executive Officer


Suman Dhaliwal, CPA, CA
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


Georgina Villeneuve, MBA, MTI
Vice President, Trust Services

Sharon Winch
Vice President, Credit


Brayden Nichols
Vice President, Operations


Jason Conant
Vice President, Information Services


Registrations & Memberships

Legal Status

Federally incorporated under the Trust Companies Act of Canada, November 19, 1980. Registered in the following jurisdictions: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Yukon, Northwest Territories.

Registered Administrator

  • Indigenous Affairs & Northern Development Canada Pension Plan Funding
  • National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association  

Approved Lender

  • Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • Small Business Loans Act
  • First Nations Market Housing Fund
  • EDC BCAP

Member Of

  • Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC)
  • Canadian Payments Association
  • Interac
  • CIRRUS
  • Risk Management Association