Canada Regional Rep
Cheryl works to create and adapt programs and models to satisfy unmet needs in the community, in large scale. She has worked with the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to create unique community-based programs. She specializes in supporting leaders and organizations to effectively manage relationships and change, improve business processes, develop talent strategies, build community capacity, and design, manage and evaluate community-based programs.
Prior to joining The Harwood Institute, Cheryl was the Executive Director of the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation’s TalentWorks Program, a community-based initiative building Ottawa’s talent pool by providing strategic, integrated support to targeted sectors. This community collaboration won the first Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Award for Workforce Development. Cheryl raised over $2 million dollars in project funds for workforce initiatives in the city.
Cheryl holds an M.A. in Organizational Management and Development (specializing in large-scale system change) from Fielding Graduate University, an Honours BA from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, a Teacher’s Certificate from the Province of Ontario and a Principal’s Certificate from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She is a committed volunteer in her region in areas of community, youth and education.