Patrick Curtis

HCol Patrick Curtis is an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager at CIBC Wood Gundy. He has advised institutional and private clients since 1994. He has attained numerous industry designations and is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute. Prior to this, Patrick was an award winning Sales Executive at Xerox Canada.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. During university, he successfully operated a College Pro Painters franchise and founded Protomark, a company which designed and sold products for the painting industry.

He is currently Honorary Colonel of RCAF 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, a Director and Vice-President of the NATO Association of Canada and a member of the Royal Canadian Military Institute. He is also a member of the Royal Commonwealth Society of Canada and the Rotary Club – Forest Hill.

In 2012, Patrick founded Toronto Search and Rescue – Marine (T-SAR). Today, T-SAR has over 25 volunteers and as a member in good standing with the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, provides on-water search and rescue in and around Toronto’s waters. T-SAR also provides a community life jacket loaner program and educational outreach to children in grades two and six in the Greater Toronto Area.


  • David Sutton

    David Sutton is a Research Analyst at the NATO Association of Canada. David holds a BA in political science and criminology from Western University, as well as a Public Relations and Corporate Communications certificate from Fanshawe College. He served in the Canadian Naval Reserves from 2006 to 2012 as a Naval Combat Information Operator. In that time took part in several operations including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Halifax Fleet Review commemorating the Navy Centennial. More recently, he spent three years in China teaching at post-secondary institutions, including Dalian's University of Foreign Languages. David studies Mandarin, has a keen interest in Asian culture and politics, collecting art, and running Toronto's waterfront. You can contact David at

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