Photograph by: Aleksandar Antonijevic

Formal Education

University of Toronto, Master of Arts, History

Professional, Consulting and Volunteer Experience by Sector

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Private Sector
Bata Shoe Organization, Senior Human Resource Officer, Toronto
Bata Shoe Organization, Chief Country Negotiator and Country Director General Operations , Czech Republic
Manulife Financial, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs, Toronto
Bell Canada , Chief Human Resource Officer, Montreal
CGI, Consultant, Toronto
IBM Canada Advisory Board, Board Member, Toronto
Cogeco Cable Inc, Member Board of Directors, Montreal
Glebe Parents’ Day Care Centre, Volunteer Founder, Ottawa
Public Sector
Government of Canada, Parks Canada, Historian, Ottawa
Government of Canada, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Office of Native Claims, Director, Specific Claims Section, Ottawa
Government of Canada, Department of Energy Mines and Resources, Director General, Natural Gas Branch, Ottawa
Government of Canada, Office of Federal Provincial Relations, Privy Council Office, Assistant Deputy Minister, Economic Affairs, Ottawa
Government of Canada, Department of Regional and Industrial Expansion, Associate Deputy Minister, Ottawa
Government of Canada, Department of Supply and Services, Deputy Minister, Ottawa
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Consultant , Ottawa
Government of Ontario, Management Board, Consultant, Toronto
External Advisory Group on Human Resource Modernization in the Canadian Public Service , Advisory Group Member, Ottawa
Federal Expert Panel on the Role of Gender Analysis in the Making of Federal Policy, Chair of 3-member Expert Panel, Ottawa
Community Based Membership and Advocacy
Canadian Centre for Philanthropy/Imagine Canada, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto
The Glebe Report, Volunteer co-founder and writer, Ottawa
Women’s Vote , Volunteer , Ottawa
Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Member Board of Directors, Montreal
Public Policy Forum, Member Board of Directors, Ottawa, 2009 Winner of the Canadian Public Policy Forum Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Policy and Management
Masaryk Memorial Institute, Consultant, Toronto
Foundation for the Advancement of Civil Society, Consultant, Czech Republic
Baycrest Centre for the Aged, Member Board of Directors, Toronto
Plexxus, Member Board of Directors and one 3-year term as Chair, Toronto
Westpark Hospital Foundation, Member, Board of Directors , Toronto
Ryerson University, Member Board of Governors, Toronto
Masaryk University, Special Guest Lecturer in Two English Language Summer Programs, Czech Republic
Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM), Chair, Board of Directors, Toronto
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, The Munk School, University of Toronto, Executive in Residence, Toronto
Arts and Culture
Arts for Children Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, Toronto
Bata Shoe Museum, Member Board of Directors, Toronto

Georgina Steinsky

Executive Associate

Georgina Steinsky has had a multi-faceted career within Canada and internationally as a senior executive. Her experience ranges from being a senior official and Deputy Minister in the Government of Canada, to executive positions in several major Canadian corporations, including Chief Human Resources Officer of Bell Canada. From 1990 – 95 she was an employee of the Bata Shoe Organization, where she led the project to recreate a Bata company presence in post-Communist Czech Republic. In these various capacities she has undertaken foundational work either in creating new organizations or undertaken major organizational restructuring and governance reform.

Georgina gained invaluable insights into the structure and nature of the charitable and nonprofit sector in Canada when she became Chief Executive Officer in 2004 of the-then Canadian Centre for Philanthropy which had just merged with another national nonprofit organization. From 2004 to 2008 Georgina’s task was to put in place a new strategy, and organizational and governance structure for what is now Imagine Canada – a national charity which today works alongside other charitable sector organizations – and often in partnership with the private sector, governments and individuals in the community – to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our Canadian nation. Imagine Canada’s work also included knowledge dissemination about best practices in the nonprofit and charitable sector, including matters related to governance.

Additionally, in parallel with other facets of her career, she has also had extensive experience as a senior volunteer in a number of charitable organizations. Since 2004 she served both as Chair and on the Board of two organizations whose creation was encouraged, and supported by the Government of Ontario: Plexus and OECM. Both are nonprofit corporations created to foster supply chain efficiencies in the Ontario Health and Education sectors respectively. During her tenure, both went from start-ups to fully functioning organizations with governance based on best practices. She is also currently a Director of the Bata Shoe Museum and of the Westpark Hospital Foundation.

Interview with Geogina Steinsky on Czech Radio

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