Legacy Bowes Group




A comprehensive range of Recruitment, Leadership Development, and Business Advisory services, combined with our local expertise and global reach, are among the reasons Legacy Bowes has gained a first-class reputation with employers across Canada. We are now Indigenous owned and have ever more resources to navigate the ever changing business environment, including assisting organizations in the path to Reconciliation by offering our TRC Call to ACTION 92 Program – Moving Beyond Symbolism and Embracing Real Action by training client employees in cultural diversity, Indigenous awareness and better business practices – to achieve success for all non-indigenous and indigenous businesses.

We have been asked to assist in building bridges, creating relationships and demystifying business practices so that everyone can prosper. We have risen to the challenge and are now looking forward to help others succeed!

Our Clients span all business landscapes and encompass a variety of sectors, including start-up companies, small owner-operated and family enterprises, major corporations, Band Councils, non-profit organizations and community associations across Canada.

Whether your organization is in the beginning stages of your business journey, or well-established in your industry sector, Legacy Bowes can help you! We can assist you locally, regionally and even nationally through our affiliate partners in search, with Waterhouse Executive Search, and in career transition and leadership with Career Partners International.


The legacy behind “Legacy Bowes” began with Barbara Bowes and the establishment of the Bowes Leadership Group in 1984. With the mantra of “Helping leaders lead”, Barbara quickly became known as a human resource guru and the business grew along with this reputation. Initially focusing on career management, executive coaching, human resource advice and leadership training, our services were soon expanded to include an executive search practice.

After several years of growth, Barbara called upon Paul Croteau a well-known search professional and a former competitor to head up this practice area. Subsequently, Barbara and Paul formed the partnership, “Legacy Bowes Group.”

In the last 6 years, significant growth and a look to the future of the company welcomed the addition of 2 new partners.

Lisa Cefali, Heading up Executive Search
Bill Medd, Heading up Leadership and Development.

Today we are 4 partner strong, officially “Legacy Bowes” – Your Organizational Consultants.

2020 will bring with it new and exciting endeavors, with the TRC Call to Action 92 Program being introduced and still more to come!