Sharon Broughton is a non-profit leader with more than 25 years’ experience in senior roles in the charitable sector, nationally and provincially. She has been the CEO of Prince’s Trust Canada since 2018, a national charity focused on creating a sustainable future for Canada, where young people and communities thrive. Sharon will retire from this role on September 30, to begin a new chapter as a coach and consultant. She will continue to serve as an Instructor with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies’ Non Profit Leadership for Impact Certificate program, where she is also a member of the Certificate creation and renewal team.
Sharon has previously served 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 has 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. Previous volunteer roles include serving as special advisor to the Amanda Todd Legacy, a member of the Ontario Non-profit Network’s Decent Work Advisory Committee, a volunteer writer of leadership-related book reviews for The Charity Report Literary Hub, a past Board member of AFP Greater Toronto Chapter and a former member of the Imagine Canada Advisory Council.