TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Maytree founders Judy and Alan Broadbent
are pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth McIsaac as
president and happy to welcome her back to the foundation. Starting
October 27, 2014, Ms. McIsaac will lead the development and
strengthening of Maytree's anti-poverty and community-building work
through its own activities and support of its community partners.
"The new appointment will mark Elizabeth's return to Maytree," said Mr.
Broadbent. "She began with Maytree in 2001, and served in progressive
roles from Manager of Research and Policy to Director of Policy.
Elizabeth was also the Executive Director of one of Maytree's signature
ideas: the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) for five
years. Elizabeth played an instrumental role in the development of
TRIEC and in identifying and implementing practical solutions to create
meaningful employment for skilled immigrants."
"I'm very excited to be returning to Maytree," said Ms. McIsaac. "My
early experience at the Foundation and TRIEC provided me with a strong
grounding in the value of partnerships and collaboration to make
change. Returning with a clear evidenced-based perspective on the
sector and a deeper understanding of the powerful potential of
innovation and collaboration, I look forward to leading Maytree as it
shapes its future agenda to address complex social issues."
A seasoned not-for-profit executive, Ms. McIsaac has served in a wide
diversity of roles within the sector, from the front line to senior
leadership roles. Her most recent accomplishment was to establish and
lead the not-for-profit sector research hub at the University of
Toronto's Mowat Centre. At Mowat, she created a new sector-specific
body of cutting-edge research and analysis on the sector's key
challenges, including human capital renewal, building capacity, shared
platforms and other issues. Her work has created opportunities to
amplify and strengthen the work of the charitable sector.
Prior to 2001, Ms. McIsaac served as the Executive Director of the
Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and
held various roles in research and teaching. She currently serves as
the vice-chair of the FCJ Refugee Centre's board of directors.
Established in 1982, Maytree is a private Canadian charitable foundation
committed to reducing poverty and inequality in Canada and to building
strong civic communities. Maytree seeks to accomplish its objectives by
identifying, supporting and funding ideas, leaders and leading
organizations that have the capacity to make change and advance the
SOURCE: Maytree Foundation
For further information:
Markus Stadelmann-Elder, Director, Communications, Maytree, 416-944-2627 x284 (cell: 416-271-5654), email@example.com