UNICEF Canada welcomes Linton Carter as new Chief Development Officer

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, UNICEF Canada announced the appointment of Linton Carter as its new Chief Development Officer, effective February 6, 2017.

Carter joins the organization from the Children's Aid Foundation, where she worked as Chief Development Officer. During her time there, she was responsible for strategic leadership in developing annual campaign and long-term fundraising and granting plans, and enabling growth strategies for the Major Gifts, Events, Community Giving and Grants teams.

"We're delighted to have Linton join us on our mission to help every child survive and thrive, especially at a time when the humanitarian needs of children around the world are at record highs," said David Morley, UNICEF Canada President and CEO. "Linton has a proven track record in fundraising and community involvement. Her passion for, and commitment to children's causes, combined with her ability to develop key relationships, generate revenue and create impact, will be tremendous assets to the UNICEF family – and to children everywhere."

Carter has more than twenty years of experience within the charitable sector. Before joining the Children's Aid Foundation, she worked as Vice President, Philanthropy, for the YMCA of Greater Toronto, overseeing their integrated annual giving strategies for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign. Carter also worked at the MS Society and at SickKids Foundation, where she was Senior Director, Community Involvement.

"I am honoured and excited to join the UNICEF Canada team," said Carter. "I look forward to working with the staff, donors, partners and volunteers to save more children's lives globally."

As the Chief Development Officer, Carter will provide leadership for all of UNICEF Canada's individual and corporate fundraising activities and will play a crucial role in long-term strategic development, organizational development, integration and Board relations to increase the organization's support to UNICEF's work for children around the world.

About UNICEF
UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families, doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food security, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are active in over 190 countries - more than any other organization. Our determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too far to go to help a child survive. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicef.ca. For updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook or visit unicef.ca.

SOURCE UNICEF Canada

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For further information: For interviews or more information, please contact: Stefanie Carmichael, UNICEF Canada, 416-482-6552 ext. 8866, 437-345-6324 (mobile), scarmichael@unicef.ca

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