Social Impact Leader, Strategy Consultant, Academic Instructor, Volunteer
Sharon Broughton is a leader with more than 25 years’ experience in senior roles in the charitable sector, nationally and provincially. Most recently, she served as the CEO of Prince’s Trust Canada, a national charity focused on creating a sustainable future for Canada, where young people and communities thrive. Sharon retired from this role on September 30, 2022 after 4.5 years, to begin a new chapter as a coach and consultant, while continuing in her capacity as an Instructor with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies’ Non-Profit Leadership for Impact Certificate program, where she is a member of the Certificate creation and renewal team.
Sharon’s senior leadership roles have included serving as Kids Help Phone’s President and CEO, as CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Executive Director of Crossroads International, and Director of Organizational Development at the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Across these roles she led significant developments in strategy, innovation, governance and partnerships, including leading the process for Kids Help Phone to become accredited within the Imagine Canada Standards Program.
Sharon is bilingual, holds a M.Ed in Adult Education from the OISE/UT with a focus on workplace learning and change, as well as a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Ryerson. She is a fellow of the Community Shift program at the Ivey School of Business, and a graduate of the “Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management” program at Harvard Business School. Sharon serves on the Board of the Excellence in Literacy Foundation and on the Governance Committee of Parkinson’s Canada. Previous volunteer roles include special advisor to the Amanda Todd Legacy, member of the Ontario Non-profit Network’s Decent Work Advisory Committee, writer of leadership-related book reviews for The Charity Report Literary Hub, Board director of AFP Greater Toronto Chapter and member of the Imagine Canada Advisory Council.