CARE Canada welcomes new members to Board of Directors

OTTAWA, 16 DECEMBER 2021 – CARE Canada is pleased to announce that two new members have been elected to its Board of Directors.

“We are excited to welcome two new dynamic leaders, Salima Ebrahim and Lisa de Wilde, to our Board,” said Victor Thomas, Chair of CARE Canada’s Board of Directors. By joining our existing Board leadership, Salima and Lisa will bring relevant expertise and perspectives in areas essential to our growth as an organization.”

New Board Members

Salima Ebrahim

Salima Ebrahim is the Chief of Staff of the City of Edmonton, and formerly the head of External and Intergovernmental Relations for the city. Prior to joining the City of Edmonton, she was the Executive Director of the Banff Forum, a national public policy organization whose mission is to reinvigorate public debate in Canada and strengthen the country through engaging leaders from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors. She spent a number of years in Toronto and Abu Dhabi as a management consultant with Deloitte and was a former fellow with the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights.

Salima is an active volunteer and is currently on the Board of Futura20 and is a Board member with Pier 21, Canada’s Immigration Museum. She is an alumnus of the University of Alberta (BA, Political Science and Sociology) and the London School of Economics (MSc, Public Policy and Administration). Salima has received several awards for public service leadership, including being a recipient of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40, a SHEInnovator that profiles Alberta women who are working to solve complex challenges in the province, and a national “Women Who Inspire” recipient.

Lisa de Wilde, C.M.

Lisa de Wilde, C.M. is a visionary and transformational leader. As CEO of TVO, she transformed the educational broadcaster from an analog operation to an innovative, fully digital leader. While also building up a current affairs powerhouse at TVO, Lisa’s sharp focus on education technology created ground-breaking new tools and programs to position TVO as an award-winning global leader in EdTech.

Lisa is the Bell Media Professor in Media Management at the Schulich School of Business MBA Program in Arts, Media and Entertainment Management and currently serves as a Board member with TELUS, Toronto Global, École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, and as Vice Chair of the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. She is also a former Board member and Chair of the Board of Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Lisa is a lawyer by training who began her career at the CRTC, was a partner at a major law firm, and served as President and CEO of Astral Television Networks.

Lisa has residences in Oakville and Montreal. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, has received honourary degrees from Ryerson University and Brandon University, holds a Bachelor of Arts and of Laws degrees from McGill University and is a member of the Order of Canada.

“All of us at CARE Canada warmly welcome Salima Ebrahim and Lisa de Wilde, two strong and dedicated leaders, to our Board of Directors,” said CARE Canada President and CEO Barbara Grantham. “These new members will bring talent, expertise, and strength to our Board and will help to further CARE’s powerful mission to unlock the leadership of women and girls for a more equal world.”

CARE Canada’s Board of Directors represents a broad cross-section of innovative Canadian leaders who are making a difference in their communities and in the humanitarian sector. To learn more about the CARE Canada Board of Directors, click here.


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About CARE Canada:

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. CARE works in 100 countries around the world.

To learn more about CARE Canada, visit

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