Ian Bird has been the President of Community Foundations of Canada since 2011. From the moment he joined, he embraced its “all for community” vision and immediately began exploring opportunities to mobilize its diverse network to achieve greater collective impact in communities across the country.
A two-time Olympian in field hockey, Ian was well known in the sport community for his ability to bring groups together to affect change. He quickly began doing the same at CFC. From expanding the organization’s circle of champions to include new voices and expertise, to building new partnerships based on common interests and outcomes, Ian has worked hard to find new ways for the movement to address complex community issues.
Attend the Summit to hear Ian explain how sport can draw on the strengths of philanthropy and the assets of a community to strengthen our social fabric and build belonging for all.