Board of Trustees

Ira Gluskin


Ira joined First Capital’s Board of Trustees in 2023. He is the Chief Investment Officer of Irager + Associates Inc., a family office, overseeing Strategy and investments. Mr. Gluskin is the Co-Founder of Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc., one of Canada’s pre-eminent wealth management firms. He served as the firm’s President & Chief Investment Officer from June 30, 1984 until December 31, 2009 and as a Director and the firm’s Vice-Chairman through December 18, 2013. Prior to co-founding Gluskin Sheff, Mr. Gluskin had worked in the investment industry for 20 years. He serves on the Board of Directors of both Tricon Capital Group and European Residential Real Estate Investment Trust. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Board of Vision Capital Corporation, The University of Toronto’s Real Estate Advisory Committee. He is also on the University of Toronto’s Boundless Campaign Executive Committee, the Sinai Health System’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee, the Board of the Canadian Jewish News, The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Investment Committee, The Walrus, Capitalize for Kids and the National Theatre School of Canada. Mr. Gluskin is also the former Chair of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and the former Chair of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto and is currently a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Gluskin received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto in 1964. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Wilfred Laurier University 2019 and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, from The University of Toronto in June 2022.