PDG Dan Sibanda

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About Lion Dan Sibanda

Dan Sibanda became District A711 Governor (2019-2020) in Milan, Italy, on July 5, 2019. A Lion for over 34 years, he is a proud member of Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club in the Greater Toronto Area.

Lion Dan has a deep passion for service that is rooted in his upbringing. As a child, he watched his dad’s love for humanity at play, when he helped strangers and the less fortunate.

A past District GLT Coordinator and Multiple District GMT Coordinator, he has been involved in leadership development and membership development at both District and Multiple District level for over 10 years.

Lion Dan has received numerous International Presidential Awards and Certificates of Appreciation. As District Governor, he received his second Leadership Medal and the District Governor’s Extension Award.

PDG Dan Sibanda & wife Phoebe

Lion Dan and his spouse Lion Phoebe are partners in service. Lion Phoebe is a District Committee Chair, Leo Advisor and a past Region 6 Chair.

They are also both involved in community activities in their community – charitable organizations and church. They are parents to three adult children and proud grandparents to one.

Lion Dan was a Director at Carassauga Festival of Cultures for 6 years (2002 – 2008), and has served numerous terms as a member of the Elder Nomination Committee at Portico Community Church, Mississauga.

On a professional level, Dan is a licensed Professional Engineer (Ontario) and a Chartered Engineer (UK). He holds a Master’s degree in Business Leadership, majoring in Business Strategy.

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  • Formed & guided the District A711 COVID-19 Emergency Response Task Force (2020) - featured at the 2021 LCICON in Montreal
  • Guided home club (Mississauga Cooksville) in raising $240 000 for Cardiac Imaging Equipment for Mississauga Hospital (2019)
  • irector - Carassauga Festival of Cultures (2002-2008)
  • Member - Elder Nomination Committee at Portico Community Church
  • International President’s Leadership Medals (2)
  • International President’s Certificates of Appreciation (5)
  • District Governor Extension Award (2020)
  • LCI Leadership Certificate of Merit (2015 - 2016)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (2015/2016)
  • Life Member – Lions Foundation of Canada (2020)


  • District Governor A711 (2019-2020)
  • Multiple District A Global Membership Team Coordinator (2021-2023)
  • Multiple District GMT Family & Women’s Specialist (2021-2023)
  • Multiple District A Public Relations Program Grant Coordinator (2022-2023)
  • District A711 Convention Chair (2021-2022)
  • District A711 PDG Honorary Committee Chair (2020-2021)
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  • Led & promoted the Global Membership Approach initiatives in Multiple District A (2021-2023)
  • Developed the Multiple District A Public Relations Plan (2022-2023)
  • Multiple District A Retention Specialist (2020-2021)
  • LCI Membership Growth Award (2013-2014)
  • Membership Advancement Key (2015/2016)


Dan & Phoebe In Park

Lion Dan is a strong advocate of the GlobalMembership Approach (GMA) and believes we can achieve Mission 1.5 (reaching 1.5 million members worldwide by 2027), with Constitutional Area II (Canada) meeting its own quota.

Society and the communities we serve continue to evolve with the passage of time. There are many drivers of these changes, the most notable being technology and the movement of people. As the world-leading service organization, the nature and manner of the service we deliver should be in lockstep with community needs.

This will happen when we continuously align our goals, new modes of growth, governance and organizational support with the changes in our societies.