Katharine Bambrick was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, effective September 11, 2017.
Before joining OTF, Katharine was the Executive Director of Food Banks Canada which supports a network of 10 provincial associations and over 500 local food bank organizations. During her ten years at the helm of Food Banks Canada, she supported the organization through transformational change and significant growth enabling the organization to better achieve its mandate of relieving hunger in Canada every day.
Before being named Executive Director of the national organization, she led the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. She has a wealth of experience in senior roles, including as the Senior Director of Public Policy at the Food and Consumer Products of Canada, Director of Provincial and National Affairs at the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, and during her ten-year career with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs where she was a Regional Manager, Senior Project Coordinator and a Rural Leadership Consultant.
She holds a Master in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and received her Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph.
She has 25 years of experience in leadership and organization development for nonprofit and charities locally, provincially and nationally. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors and is the Chair of the Governance Committee for The Global FoodBanking Network.
Katharine has received the 2009 Community Leadership Award Wilfrid Laurier MBA Alumni and was handpicked by the T.V. series Undercover Boss Canada to participate in an episode highlighting hunger in Canada and the role of food banks in local communities. She regularly attends local, provincial and national events where she shares her experience and expertise in the fields of poverty, food security and the nonprofit sector. Under her leadership, Food Banks Canada was the recipient of the 2017 Google.org Impact Challenge People’s Choice Award.
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