Andrea Seale

    Chief Executive Officer
    Canadian Cancer Society

    Andrea Seale is Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society

    The Canadian Cancer Society is one of Canada’s largest health charities, which funds ground-breaking research, provides a support system for all those affected by cancer and shapes health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease. Andrea empowers people to build and support causes that make our world more compassionate, healthy and just.

    Prior to joining the Canadian Cancer Society, Andrea was head of the David Suzuki Foundation, Canada’s most trusted and influential advocate for environmental conservation. Under her leadership, the Foundation built one of the largest online communities of any Canadian nongovernment organization, dramatically increased its support from philanthropists, and launched important initiatives in climate change policy, biodiversity protection, and the establishment of environmental rights.

    Andrea was the founder of Blueprint Fundraising and Communications, a consultancy that specialized in capacity building for non-profit organizations in Canada and the US. Prior to founding Blueprint, Andrea held leadership roles with Ecojustice and The Banff Centre for the Arts.

    Andrea has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communications from McGill University and a Diploma in Public Relations from Mount Royal University. She sits on the board of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and has served on the boards of Vancity Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Modo Car Share.