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Ted Garrard

Chief Executive Officer, SickKids Foundation (Canada)

Ted is Chief Executive Officer of SickKids Foundation, which supports one of the world’s leading centres for pediatric care, research and learning – the Hospital for Sick Children. The Foundation raises more than $140 million annually, has endowments valued in excess of $1.1 billion and is the largest non-governmental funder of children’s health in Canada. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ted served as Vice-President, External at The University of Western Ontario from 1996 to 2009, where he led campaigns that raised more than $600 million.

He also spent 13 years at United Way of Toronto in a variety of roles including leading all fundraising operations. Ted is Chair of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations, Chair of the Woodmark Group (the group represents 25 of the largest children’s hospitals in North America), a past Director of Children’s Miracle Network, past Chair of Imagine Canada, Past Chair of United Way of London-Middlesex, a past Director of United Way/Centraide Canada, and a past Director of the Canadian Council for Advancement in Education. He received the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award in 1997, was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 1998, and in 2014 was named Outstanding Communicator by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).