Cheryl May was the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s Senior Director, Strategy and Development. A specialist in strategy, governance, communications and resource development, she has held leadership positions in social sector and the arts, and has been an advisor to social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations for over 20 years.
Prior to joining the CRRF, she was Entreprenuer in Residence and the inaugural Practice Lead, Social Innovation, at MaRS. As Executive Director, Skills for Change, she championed innnovative approaches to settlement services. As Executive Director, Findhelp Information Services, she led the development of the transformative 211 service in Canada.
She is a recipient of the Ontario Federal Council Leadership through Collaboration Award 2001, Showcase Ontario Diamond Award of Excellence 2000, and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Head of the Public Service Award of Excellence 2000.