Liz is the President and CEO of Childhood Cancer Canada. Prior to assuming this position, Liz had served on the CCC board for over 6 years. She developed her passion to help families dealing with childhood cancers when her younger brother was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was two years old. As a Harvard College graduate, she also obtained an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Her career began at Young & Rubicam, Inc. and Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co. Inc. in New York before working spent over 10 years with The Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles as Vice President Strategic Brand Management for The Disneyland Resort and Director, Corporate Brand Management. After her position as Director of Marketing & Business Development for Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, she became Vice President, Marketing for Danier Leather. Inc where she was responsible for leading the company’s marketing efforts.
Sandi is the VP Fundraising, at Childhood Cancer Canada, with over 25 years of nonprofit experience in community-based and national charities. Realizing her passion to support children and families, Sandi previously worked at the Children's Wish Foundation, where she was National Director, Chapter Relations and led them through the Imagine Accreditation process, becoming a Volunteer Peer Reviewer. Before that, Sandi worked with several organizations in New Brunswick and Ontario. Through various leadership roles and experiences, she has gained expertise in governance, strategic planning, coaching, staff management, fundraising, and volunteer engagement. Sandi is a dynamic collaborator and values the strength of relationships and building organizations to their potential. Sandi has a BBA from UNB (Fredericton) and enjoys travelling.
It’s in Kate’s nature to be helpful!
Kate’s non-profit career has centered around smartly engaging companies, audiences and donors to deliver impact on awareness, research and social needs in both local and national communities.
She has been committed to improving the lives of all Canadians through her roles at Diabetes Canada and Heart & Stroke. In her previous role Kate was highly successful in delivering fundraising strategies to drive revenue for the annual Ride for Heart event in Toronto.
Kate’s family, like many, has been impacted by childhood cancer; one of the key motivations for her joining the team at CCC. Kate believes that every family with a child who has cancer should receive the essential emotional, physical, and educational support they need during their cancer journey.
Throughout her career she has focused on building relationships and identifying shared goals and values. Kate frequently speaks at corporate events, community associations and groups to advocate for the continual need to support our programs and life -saving research.
Every day offers her a new opportunity to help more children and their families.
Sandi is the National Coordinator of Programs and Development at Childhood Cancer Canada. Before joining CCC she was a medical office manager at Dianne’s Mastectomy, providing post-mastectomy prosthetics to women following breast cancer surgery. During university Sandi interned in community and media relations roles at MLSE, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, and The Weather Network. She has a BA in Media and the Public Interest from Western University, as well as two post-graduate diplomas in Public Relations (Western University) and Event Management (Humber College).
Tasia is a University of Windsor (B.A Visual Arts and Communications) alumni and obtained a post-grad in Corporate Communications from Seneca College. After years of working as an Executive Assistant for various media companies, she decided to use her skills to work in the non-profit sector.
She enjoys working at Childhood Cancer Canada because of all her interactions with families that have been positively impacted by the organization through the various programs.
Tasia is a young adult cancer survivor and has used her personal experience to inspire young women to advocate for their rights in healthcare. When Tasia is not at work she enjoys listening to new music and blogging.