TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Bruce MacDonald has been named the new
President and CEO of Imagine Canada, the national umbrella for the
charitable sector. Board Chair Stéphane Vaillancourt announced today
that MacDonald will begin his duties effective July 14.
MacDonald has an impressive track record in the sector most recently
serving as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada.
"Bruce is the ideal person to lead Imagine Canada," says Vaillancourt. "He was the unanimous choice of the search committee, is bilingual, has
extensive experience as a leader in our sector and has exceptional
skills in marketing."
MacDonald says he is looking forward to this new role. "I am thrilled to be moving to another dynamic organization - one that
is providing great leadership for the charitable sector. I am honoured
to have been selected to contribute to the future direction of Imagine
Canada and am looking forward to the many exciting opportunities that
Bruce takes over from Marcel Lauzière who led the organization with
distinction for the past five and a half years. Until Bruce takes up
his position, Senior Vice President Cathy Barr will serve as Acting
President and CEO of Imagine Canada.
The search committee wishes to acknowledge that its work was supported
by the Executive Search Practice at KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)
Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization whose cause is
Canada's charities. Our three broad goals are to strengthen the
sector's collective voice, create opportunities to connect and learn
from each other, and build the sector's capacity to succeed.
imaginecanada.ca | Twitter: @ImagineCanada | Facebook: facebook.com/ImagineCanada
SOURCE: Imagine Canada
For further information:
Lisa Hartford [English media]
Imagine Canada - Toronto
1.800.263.1178 or 416.597.2293 x301
Amanda Mayer [French media]
Imagine Canada - Ottawa
1-800-263-1178 or 613.238.7555 x239