At Best Startup Canada we track over 100,000 Canadian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top British Columbia based CEO’ operating in the Non Profit space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO of Plan International
As Chief Executive Officer, Nigel Chapman leads the Plan team. Having worked previously as the Director of BBC World Service, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role. Nigel has also spent over 6 years working at the highest levels of Plan’s International Board and Members’ Assembly, and as Chair of the UK National Organisation.
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About Plan International: Plan International is a children’s development organization that promotes child rights to end child poverty.
CEO of FundRazr
Daryl leads the innovative collaborative funding company ConnectionPoint, producer of the award winning advanced digital fundraising platform FundRazr, the creator community crowdfunding platform Crowdfundr, and the leading edge healthcare crowd-financing platform CoCoPay. As a serial entrepreneur who loves the challenge of building companies from scratch, Daryl is frequently called upon for expert commentary on entrepreneurship, nonprofit fundraising and crowdfunding topics for CBC, CTV, Global News, TVO, PostMedia, BBC, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Today, he serves as board member or advisor to multiple start-ups/scale-ups including FrontFundr, Quandri, WalletCard, and SignR, and serves as Finance Committee Chair and Director of the PayPal Giving Fund (Canada).
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About ConnectionPoint: World’s leading advanced digital fundraising platform
Founder and CEO of Keela
Nejeed Kassam is Founder & CEO at Keela.co
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About Believe Vancouver, C100, Fundraising KIT, Keela: Raise more money. Do more good.
Founder, CEO, Chief Strategist of New/Mode
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About New/Mode, OpenMedia: A multi-channel advocacy platform to activate supporters, reach decision-makers and win cause campaigns.
Chief Executive Officer of LIFT Partners
Bruce has more than 35 years of experience consulting with private companies and public agencies, including international projects spanning 12 countries. As President and CEO of LIFT, Bruce leads the organization into the field of venture philanthropy. Bruce was involved with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for more than 12 years, including work in the tourism, business and social sectors. As CEO of 2010 Legacies Now, he developed and supported projects to help British Columbia leverage the Games into lasting legacies for the entire province. Prior to joining 2010 Legacies Now, Bruce was President of a Vancouver-based consulting firm where he assisted private companies and public agencies to develop and implement strategic plans, often in response to times of great transformation. Bruce previously sat as a director for the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, Tourism Vancouver and the Hong Kong Canada Business Association. He also chaired the boards of the Laurier Institute, Vancouver, Coast and Mountains Tourism Region and the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, along with BCIT’s International Trade and Transportation Program Advisory Committee. Bruce holds a Master of Science in Management of Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has guest lectured at various post-secondary institutions in the areas of international business, entrepreneurship and cultural tourism. He also has presented to international delegates at conferences worldwide on the importance of delivering social legacies around major sporting, cultural and other events.
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About LIFT Partners: LIFT is a not-for-profit organization.
Chief Executive Officer of Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Assuming her role in February 2017, Karin Kirkpatrick serves as the CEO of Family Services of Greater Vancouver, a Canadian organization geared toward helping individuals of all ages achieve their highest potential. Karin Kirkpatrick has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia for the past 11 years, providing instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students on topics such as employee relations and organizational behavior. Prior to her current posts, Ms. Kirkpatrick was CEO of the Real Estate Foundation, a charitable group established as a result of the Real Estate Services Act. Before entering her professional career, Karin Kirkpatrick earned an MBA from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. From there, she went on to graduate from the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland as a master of laws with special emphasis on international law and practice. She serves on the board of the Judicial Council of British Columbia.
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About Family Services of Greater Vancouver, UBC Sauder School of Business: Family Services of Greater Vancouver is a community-based not-for-profit organization providing crucial social services to families.
President & Chief Executive Officer of HTI Foundation.
Peter is President and CEO of Health Tech Innovation Foundation: Innovation Boulevard; Adjunct Professor, Beedie School of Business; and Associate Director of Coast Capital Savings’ Venture Connection. He has founded and operated over eight companies including several medical devices successfully marketed in Canada, the USA, Europe and Asia. Peter has been involved with government organizations, private and public companies, reverse take-overs, venture capital corporations and not-for-profit groups and is an active investor. He has been an invited speaker at international conferences, holds a number of patents and has received several awards for his work. He is also the past Director of Programs at the BC Technology Industry Association, and Executive-in-Residence for health technologies where he developed their Centre4Growth and HyperGrowth Accelerator programs. Peter was also a mentor in entrepreneurship programs for Genome and Life Sciences companies at UBC, and a mentor for the SFU Segal Graduate School of Business, MBA program.
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About HTI Foundation.: HTI is a non-profit foundation that provides on-site presence embedded within the clinical environment.
President and CEO of Ocean Wise
Lasse Gustavsson is the president and CEO at Ocean Wise.
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About Ocean Wise: Ocean Wise is a non-profit firm that focuses on healthy and flourishing ocean conservation.