Eric Barton, C.M., B.A.

Eric Barton is an Advisor to The Oakes Group and their clients.  

One of the founders of the career transition business in Canada, Eric Barton has himself traced a distinguished career of leadership in business, academia and volunteerism, culminating in his being awarded the Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and investiture as a Member of the Order of Canada. 

Eric served as Chairman in the Toronto office of Miller Dallas, where he led the development of a successful senior executive career transition practice.  He previously worked as Executive Director of the Toronto City Mission, sojourned in India and served as Principal of Upper Canada College.  Prior to UCC, he worked in the financial services group at Aetna, to where he was recruited after graduate studies in Theology at the University of Toronto. 

Educated at UCC, Eric’s work in the Canadian career transition business began with KPMG, where he grew the practice from coast to coast and abroad to Equador, Great Britain, New Zealand and Australia. 

Throughout his career, Eric has been very active in the field of international relief and development.  He has supported an orphanage in Haiti and helped build the Little Flower Leprosy Centre in Northern India, living in the leprosy colony for several three-month stints.  Through CARE International, Eric has worked in many African and Asian countries to help those in need.

In addition to serving on the board of CARE International, Eric’s board work includes a Children’s Fund and several independent schools including Branksome Hall, Crescent School and Upper Canada College.