Cheryl is IJM Canada’s Director of Strategy and Operations. She is an experienced non-profit leader providing support to efforts to change government policies and public attitudes, raised funds and awareness to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people for over 25 years.
Cheryl has been working in the social justice field for over 25 years with experience ranging from local community advocacy projects to international advocacy campaigns. She started her career with a local anti-violence organization moving on to campaigning for the rights of women globally at Amnesty International Canada and then to World Vision Canada where she help build their public advocacy campaigning efforts.
She has a BA in Political Science and History from Carleton University, an MA Human Systems Intervention from Concordia University and is currently working on advanced certification in Integral Coaching. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario with her husband. She has two young adult children pursuing post-secondary studies.