Northern Ontario’s
preferred gateway.

About the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation

The Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation is a not-for-profit, non-share capital corporation that manages the Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB). The Greater Sudbury Airport is one of Northern Ontario's busiest and is currently served by Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines, Porter Airlines and Sunwing Airlines. Air Canada offers daily flights to and from Toronto's Pearson International Airport, which provides worldwide connections, while Porter Airlines offers daily service to and from downtown’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which connects passengers to various Canadian and U.S. destinations. Regular scheduled flights provided by Bearskin Airlines offer air service to and from many Northeastern Ontario centres. Sunwing Airlines offers flights from Greater Sudbury to various sun destinations from November to April.

Corporate Vision

Our Vision

To be Northern Ontario’s preferred gateway.

Our Mission

To provide world class services and facilities and to stimulate the economic development of our community.

Our Core Values


We value our customers and employees. Their safety will always be paramount to all decisions we make.


We take pride in our business and undertake decisions based on quality service and products.


We are accountable to the City of Greater Sudbury and its citizens for all decisions we make. We will demonstrate integrity in our business relationships, the utilization of our resources and the treatment of our customers and employees.


We are committed to the future of our planet. We will develop and adhere to best practices based on environmentally friendly standards and will strive towards reducing our carbon footprint.


We embrace our role as an economic driver for our community and are responsible and accountable for our own future. We will continue to diversify with a view of lasting sustainability.

Our Leadership

Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation

The Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation (SACDC) was formed and assumed ownership and governance of the airport following the transfer of the facility from Transport Canada under the National Airport`s Policy on March 31st, 2000. An eleven (11) member Board of Directors oversees the affairs of the airport. The SACDC operates as an independent, financially self-sustainable Corporation that does not receive financial assistance from the municipal tax base.

The composition of the Board includes; two (2) City of Greater Sudbury Councillors, two (2) appointments from the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) and seven (7) citizens.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

  • Oversee the development and approval of the Strategic Plan
  • Define and safeguard the SACDC organizational mission, values and operating principles
  • Governance of the corporation through policies and planning objectives
  • Select and support a Chief Executive Officer to who the executive leadership is delegated
  • Secure sufficient resources to finance SACDC programs and operations

SACDC Board 2023-2024

  • David Paquette

    David Paquette

    Chair of the Board

  • Diane McFarlane, Director, City of Greater Sudbury Councillor, Ward 7

    Brent Battistelli

    Vice Chair of the Board

  • Abbas Homayed

    Abbas Homayed

    Treasurer of the Board

  • Todd Cochrane

    Todd Cochrane

    Secretary of the Board

  • Diane McFarlane

    Diane McFarlane

    Director of the Board

  • Romina Calisi

    Romina Calisi

    Director of the Board

  • Boris Naneff

    Boris Naneff

    Director of the Board

  • Bill Best

    Bill Best

    Director of the Board

  • Richard Picard

    Richard Picard

    Director of the Board

  • Mike Parent, Director

    Mike Parent

    City of Greater Sudbury Councillor, Ward 5

  • Michael Vagnini, Director

    Michael Vagnini

    City of Greater Sudbury Councillor, Ward 2

  • Giovanna Verrilli

    Giovanna Verrilli

    Chief Executive Officer

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