The Career Foundation is led and managed by a competent team of experienced executives who specialize in the delivery of effective employment services. Their expertise, along with the wisdom and guidance of the Board of Directors and the dedication and hard work of all staff, contribute to the growth and success of The Career Foundation.
Chief Executive Officer, Kristin Morrison
In over two decades with The Career Foundation, Kristin has performed strategic and operational leadership roles and has been instrumental in developing systems and standards that the agency is known for. She has a master’s degree in psychology and is passionate about cultivating a culture and values that ensure a quality experience for all. Throughout her career, Kristin has enjoyed working with extraordinary teams to create and implement innovative programming that has had a positive impact on individuals, industries, and the economy. She has worked with many government and community stakeholders to create new divisions and partnerships—growing the organization and extending its reach to new regions and priority neighbourhoods.
Chief Operating Officer, Mary C. Harari
Mary joined The Career Foundation in 1997 and has been an instrumental driver of the organization’s ongoing development by implementing and evaluating programs while ensuring internal organizational effectiveness. Previously working in the private sector, she owned a consulting company that provided business and HR services to Canadian corporations, after having run another successful business in Mexico City where she was born. Mary is a member of the Board of Trade, the City of Toronto’s Youth Employment Partnership, and the Mexican-Canadian Professionals Association. She holds a degree in Business Administration, specializing in Human Resources.
VP of Strategic Development, Community and Corporate Relations, Evelyn Akselrod
Evelyn has been in the employment and workforce development sector since 2001. With nearly 20 years of experience in non-profit management and strategy consulting, Evelyn specializes in people and project management, organizational development, and public-private partnerships. With an MBA in Leadership and Human Resources along with Change Management and Project Management Professional Certifications, Evelyn is committed to using her experience to implement business strategies to advance The Career Foundation’s growth and development. She lends her expertise to designing innovative workforce development solutions that ensure the economic security and inclusion of people from diverse and equity-seeking groups.
Board of Directors
The Career Foundation is governed by a Board that is actively involved in overseeing the processes and systems at work within our organization. They provide leadership and advice with regard to strategic and business planning, organizational evaluation and development, human resources, finance, legal matters and operations. The following Directors also serve on other boards and represent diverse segments of the community.
Chair, Lyell Farquharson: Lyell is an accountant by training and previously served as Vice President of Sales with Westjet Airlines LTD. A former Vice President and General Manager for American Express Canada and CEO of Navigant Canada and other large companies, Lyell provides key insights from a business and accounting perspective as well as a strong link to private sector employers through his network.
Treasurer, Peter Thomas: Peter is currently Director of Facilities and Real Estate Operations for The Royal Conservatory of Music. He was formerly with SNC Lavalin, Silverleaf Materials and Brookfield Asset Management. He brings excellent management and entrepreneurial skills along with a strong attention to detail for the Board. Peter holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.
Director, Bob McAlpine: Bob is a retired high school teacher with extensive experience, including a very successful role as a track coach in Ontario. He is also a published poet and the leader of the Caledon Literary Guild. Bob provides a connection with youth as well as educational and training issues.
Director, Tanya Hunte: Tanya is a Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) with extensive background in developing, enhancing and managing employee relations programs. Tanya’s current experience as Manager, Employee Relations with Colliers International, matched with her previous work experiences with Manulife Financial, B2B Bank and Canadian Tire have positively influenced her passion for cultivating strong personnel and corporate growth. She is committed to guiding and meeting our organization’s strategic objectives through strong HR support.