Owen Charters, BA’98, is CEO of CanadaHelps.org, an online fundraising solution that engages Canadians in the charitable sector, providing accessible and affordable online technology to both donors and charities. CanadaHelps has facilitated over $100 million in donations to date for a wide array of non-profit organizations.
Owen first began his career in the nonprofit sector working for his local YM-YWCA and at Easter Seal camps, working with children with disabilities. Since then, Owen has built a career in the non-profit sector, starting with a national, student-led charity he founded as an undergraduate student at Western.
Previously, he held senior marketing and development roles with both Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation in Toronto. He is currently a board member for the Human Resources Council for the Nonprofit Sector and for Imagine Canada, and sits on the Advisory Committee for the Fundraising and Resource Development program at Georgian College.
Owen holds an MBA, and a Graduate Diploma in Nonprofit Management, both from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Nonprofit MBA program at Schulich.
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