Valerie McMurtry

President & CEO

Valerie McMurtry is President & CEO of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada,a national charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families impacted bythe child welfare system. Through advocacy, fundraising, and high-impact programming, the Foundation envisionsa world where children and youth, in and from care,have the resourcesthey need to build resilience and thrive

With over 30 years in the sector, Valerie believes passionately in the power of philanthropy to empower change.Currently, she leads Stand Up for Kids – Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s $100-millioncampaign to support brighter outcomes for children and youth experiencing government care.Through a generous network of corporate and private donors, community partners and child welfare agencies, this campaign has already touched the lives of more than 85,000 children and youth. Grounded in values (VOICE), Valerie is committed to realizing the Foundation’s ambitious five strategic plan.

Before joining Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada in 204, Valerie served as President & CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation for 10 years, where she played a key role in raising more than $100 million for the hospital. Before Holland Bloorview, she was a member of the leadership team at Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation, contributing to the successful execution and achievement of the hospital’s $250 million goal for its Best Medicine Campaign. Valerie is also the past CEO of the Canadian Olympic Foundation and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a graduate of the ICD Corporate Directors Program for NFP Management.

All Sessions by Valerie McMurtry

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Day 1: May 3, 2023

Day 2: May 4, 2023

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Attract, Retain and Train Talent in a World of Cost Pressure Challenges

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Apply new skills and strategies to overcome increasing cost pressures.