Canada Office

World Bicycle Relief is an international, non-profit organization that specializes in large-scale, comprehensive bicycle distribution programs to aid poverty relief in developing countries around the world. Our programs focus primarily on education, economic development, health care and gender equality.

Contact Us

World Bicycle Relief Canada
c/o Rogue Inc
255 Courtneypark Drive West
Mississauga, ON L5W 0A5
+1 312 664 3836

For inquiries about your donation or other ways to support World Bicycle Relief, please contact us here or reach out to Curt Harnett, Managing Director at

World Bicycle Relief has been incorporated in Canada since 2013. World Bicycle Relief CA is registered with Canada Revenue Agency under number 804964500RR0001.


HANK BROWN – Chairman & President

Hank is actively involved with a number of startup businesses, with an expertise in healthcare. In supporting these startups, Hank assists with commercialization efforts, managing product development and investor pitch development to raise capital. His work as a coach and mentor has created the opportunity to serve as board adviser and member to several companies.

KATHLEEN O’BRIEN – Member & Secretary

Kathleen has spent almost 35 years working in international development and humanitarian response. Experience in human resources, fundraising and communications left her well-versed in the operational realities of overseas charitable work. Kathleen lived for five years in Zambia, where she managed development projects in which World Bicycle Relief bicycles played a crucial role. After seeing how bicycles positively affect the delivery of healthcare services, Kathleen returned to Ottawa with a keen interest in serving WBR.


Dave was Africa Director for World Bicycle Relief from 2007 until 2016 when he was appointed President. Dave serves on the Board of Directors for WBR-Canada, WBR-UK, WBR-Germany, and WBR-Australia.

LIAM PHILLEY – Board Member

Liam’s career in Management Consulting and Technology has evolved into the pursuit of his passions for cycling and alpine skiing. Liam has competed in road and MTB XC races in South Africa and Canada, qualifying twice for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in 2015 and 2019. Liam is also a Level 2 Ski Instructor at Whistler Blackcomb.

Cycling became an obsession in 2001 after a winter commuting challenge. From there, cycling quickly became a way to give back, seeking out all manner of charity rides, notably Tour For Kids in Ontario, and Joburg to Cape Town Rides for Cancer during his years living in South Africa. While in South Africa, Liam volunteered with both the Qhubeka and Change a Life Foundations. Liam is also is an avid amateur photographer. His work has been in numerous cycling publications and has covered UCI Tour events in Europe and Africa.

Liam and his wife, Tina, reside in Oakville and Whistler.


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