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Barbara Grantham

Building a Collaborative Community of Leaders Committed to the Success of BC’s Not-for-Profit Sector

Barbara Grantham

Barbara Grantham has 30 years’ experience as a successful senior executive and consultant in the philanthropic, non-profit and public sectors, across BC and nationally. She has held executive positions with some of Canada’s foremost non-profit organizations, including the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Vancouver Foundation.

Before joining CARE Canada in April 2020, as the newly appointed President and CEO, Barbara served as President & CEO of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, from 2013 to 2019. She, and the Foundation team, successfully re-positioned the organization as BC’s philanthropic hub for health care innovation and research, inner city/urban health, specialized surgery, oncology, heart and lung disease, mental health/addictions and other elements of Canada’s largest and most complex academic health authority, Vancouver Coastal Health.

Active as a community leader, Barbara serves on the Board of Directors of YMCA of Greater Vancouver, BC’s largest ‘on the ground’ social services organization, and on the Board of jack.org, a national organization working to revolutionize the conversation for Canada’s young people around mental health. She also serves as a volunteer with the national Loran Scholars’ Program.

In 2016, Barbara was named one of Women’s Executive Network‘s Annual Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada. Most recently, she received the 2019 AFP Lifetime Achievement in Fundraising Award in recognition of her decades of philanthropic leadership. She holds a BA degree from Queen’s University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Carleton University.