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David Fourney[edit]

About Me[edit]

Originally from western Canada, I currently live in Toronto where I work as a Freelance IT Accessibility Consultant.


I have a Ph.D in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from Ryerson University and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan.

I am a published author and engage in various activities to ensure the widest range of users can access today's technologies. Currently, I am working on the development of an International Standard (ISO) for the captioning of audiovisual content.

You can learn more about me across the internet:

Volunteering with Wikimedia Canada[edit]

I have been a member of the Board of Wikimedia Canada since the 2016 AGM. I also serve as the Treasurer.

As the Treasurer, I have been working towards the ultimate goal of moving Wikimedia Canada into registered charity status. Together with other members of the board and our fantastic volunteer team, I:

  • secured the advice and services of volunteer accountants,
  • reviewed all financial records of Wikimedia Canada,
  • managed the various bank accounts and expenses of Wikimedia Canada,
  • reported on our financial health to the Wikimedia Foundation and our members

As a member of the board, I have provided advice and strategic direction based on my years of training and experience with other boards.

In the fall of 2016, I rewrote the donation webpages so that they would be accessible. Earlier this summer, I redesigned these pages so that they work correctly on mobile devices.

I have since migrated these pages to GitHub where they are now available for contributions by all community members.

 Wikimedia Canada GitHub page


  • Patrick Paul -- 2017-08-04 9:30 UTC -- David's strategic advice as well as his focus on following best practices whether financial or otherwise are invaluable.
  • Arctic.gnome (talk) 19:59, 11 August 2017 (UTC)