Paul Shay

Paul Shay

Paul has served as the chief executive of four national and international charities based in Canada and the US. He has extensive experience in health and health research with the Brain Canada Foundation and the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Another major focus has been youth and community development, especially with FIRST, AFS Intercultural Programs and Canada World Youth. He has expertise in marketing higher education through work at Université Laval. Paul has a broad background in inclusion, intercultural communication and international cooperation through experience with over 50 countries.

He is an innovative leader with over 25 years of executive experience leading organizations to high levels of performance through strategic planning, strengthening organizational capacity, building partnerships, and innovating in programs and fund development. He has emphasized results, sound management, participatory management, good governance, crisis and risk management, marketing and communications, and effective policy. Since the organizations he led were multi-level, he has broad experience as an internal consultant in coaching, inspiring, resolving conflicts, building cohesion and solving problems.

Paul has served on many boards and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal in recognition of his service. He holds a degree in Media Studies from Ryerson University.