Leadership Change at OTF

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Ontario Trillium Foundation

Chief Executive Officer, Andrea Cohen Barrack, will step down from OTF, effective April 21, 2017. She and Board Chair Janet Yale informed the Board of Directors this morning.  In a simultaneous announcement, TD Bank shared that Andrea Cohen Barrack would be joining TD Bank as Vice President, Community Relations and Corporate Citizenship effective April 24, 2017.

Andrea joined OTF in 2012 following a lengthy career in community-based healthcare. She worked closely with the Board to develop and execute a new outcome-based strategy. Under her leadership the organization has become a leader in open data, measurement and evaluation and collective impact. 

“Andrea has been a driving force behind the Foundation’s new outcomes-based strategy launched in 2015. Through her bold vision and inspiring leadership, she has positioned OTF as a thought leader. On behalf of all OTF staff and volunteers, I thank her for her energy, passion and dedication to serve the public good. Her forward thinking will be missed at the Foundation and will serve her well in her new responsibilities.” Janet Yale, Board Chair

“I have been enormously fortunate to have had the opportunity to lead OTF in a time of strategic renewal and change. Working with a visionary board of directors and a creative and thoughtful leadership team as we have navigated our transformation has been one of the best experiences in my career to date.  I have been grateful every day for the passion and commitment of the entire OTF team.” Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO

The Board will begin working with over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition and begin a recruitment process for a new CEO

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. The mission of the agency is to build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in community-based initiatives. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to achieve outcomes in six action areas.

Media Contact Name: 
Thomas Chanzy - Vice President, Public Affairs
Media Contact Organization: 
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Media Contact Phone Number: 
416.963.7963 or 1.800.263.2887
Media Contact Email: 
tchanzy@otf.ca
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