Maytree Foundation

Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA)

Cathy is the Project Leader, DiverseCity onBoard at the Maytree Foundation where she leads the DiverseCity onBoard program and its replication and adaptation both nationally and internationally. The objective of the program is to change the face of leadership by connecting qualified visible minorities and under-represented immigrants to governance positions in the non profit and public sectors. Prior to joining Maytree, Cathy was a Senior Manager in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Her last 14 years were spent at the Office of Public Guardian and Trustee where she was the Director of Client Services and Deputy Public Guardian and Trustee. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, a Masters of Economics from York University and a Masters of Industrial Relations from University of Toronto. Cathy is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Anne Johnston Health Station, where she chairs the Nominations Committee and is a Member of the Strategic Planning and Quality Committee. She isa Director of the National Board of YMCA Canada. She is a former Member of the Allocations and Agency Services Committee of the United Way of Toronto Board of Trustees, and of United Way of Toronto’s Agency Review Committee.


UNAOC Pillar

Areas of Focus


  • Marketing & Communications
  • Advertising
  • Media Relations
  • Presentations
  • Proofreading
  • Proposals
  • Publicity
  • Social Media
  • Speeches
  • Translation

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