United Way Toronto & York Region
Susan McIsaac became President and CEO of United Way Toronto on September 1, 2010. She retired from the organization in June 2016. She is a widely recognized leader with more than 25 years experience in the non-profit sector.
A senior executive with United Way since 1998, Susan was a key architect of the organization’s transformation from trusted fundraiser to community mobilizer and catalyst for impact. In her previous role as the organization’s Chief Development Officer, United Way’s annual fundraising campaign was reshaped to focus on engaging donors and volunteers in strategies to change social conditions in our city. Under her leadership, the campaign revenue grew from $58-million in 1998 to $118-million in 2015.
Susan has spent a lifetime in service to the community and was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 in recognition of her efforts. She has been a volunteer and director of numerous organizations including Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance’s Board of Directors, United Way’s CITY Leaders program, and the Governor General’s Initiative on Volunteerism and Philanthropy.
In 2014 she was named by WXN as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.