Rick Braun-Janzen

Interim Director of Finance

Rick Braun-Janzen, Interim Director of Finance

Rick is an integral part of the Abundance Canada team. He joined the foundation in 1996 as the Director of Finance and most recently transitioned to Director of Gift Planning (he is also serving as Interim Director of Finance).

A sage of strategic thinking and charitable gift planning, Rick's ability to put people first and having a great sense of humour helps him to lead and motivate his dynamic team.

Rick says, “It’s both humbling and inspiring to realize that each day, I can work with generous people who help to make the world a better place.”

Before Abundance Canada, Rick worked for various for-profit companies and social profit agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and the Certified Financial Planner designation. Rick is a member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP). He also chairs the Board of Directors for a seniors housing society in Winnipeg.

Rick’s leisure time is spent socializing with friends and family, and enjoying various outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, kayaking, camping, jogging, and cross-country skiing.