July 17, 2013 – Mayor Jim Watson and Ward Councillor Jan Harder today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Hughes for his many years of outstanding community service and volunteerism.
Mayor Watson highlighted Mr. Hughes’ service to Christie Lake Kids, a local charitable organization founded in 1922 that supports, challenges, nurtures, develops skills and creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged children and youth in Ottawa.

For more than 38 years, Mr. Hughes has fostered the well-being of Ottawa’s youth and the community as a whole by donating his business and governance expertise to many community organizations, including the YM-YWCA, Youth Services Bureau, United Way Ottawa, Children’s Aid Society, Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Ottawa-Carleton Immigrant Services, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and Christie Lake Kids.

Mr. Hughes is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Christie Lake Kids. He was a long-serving Board member and chair of the Youth Services Bureau. He also volunteered extensively with United Way Ottawa as a member of the Impact Council for Children and chaired the Critical Hours Task Group.

Mr. Hughes has also found time to forge a distinguished career in senior management. He is Senior Vice-President at ITNet, a subsidiary of KPMG. Previously, he served as a senior management consultant to many federal government departments including the Privy Council Office and the Office of the Prime Minister, Transport Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Department of National Defence.