Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) is dedicated to supporting and encouraging children and youth as they discover, develop, and achieve great futures. We are a national charity serving 96 member Clubs that provide services to 200,000 young people in 625 locations across Canada.
Our Clubs provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.
As President & CEO of BGCC, I am thrilled to be championing the cause of young people in Canada.
Over my career, I have worked with many non-profit organizations, including the YM-YWCA, Easter Seals, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre Foundation, CanadaHelps, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. In executive leadership roles, I focused on marketing and fundraising to help organizations raise their profile and grow their impact, with a number of successful and high-profile campaigns under my belt.
A proponent of a strong, collective voice for the non-profit sector, I am currently chair of Imagine Canada, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Western University. I’m also a frequent speaker on charitable and non-profit issues across Canada.
I hold a BA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Nonprofit Management, both from the Schulich School of Business, York University. In my spare time(!), I’m also an adjunct member of York’s faculty, lecturing at the MBA-level on nonprofit management in Canada.