CanadaHelps is a lot of things. We’re a charity. We’re an advocate for small and medium-sized charities throughout Canada. We’re a technology provider that creates easy and affordable ways for those charities to collect donations online.
But we’re also a group of people who work hard to realize our mission to increase charitable giving across the country. Meet some of the leaders from our team of 52!
President & CEO
Marina is passionate about charities and their essential role in Canada, and about building the capacity of the charitable sector through cutting-edge technology and high-quality education. Under her leadership since 2013, CanadaHelps has rapidly accelerated its growth trajectory, almost tripling the donations it facilitates for charities and dramatically expanding its offerings for both charities and donors.
Prior to joining CanadaHelps, Marina had a 25-year career in leading e-commerce, technology, and media companies, including as Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Revenue Officer at Lavalife Corp., Chief Marketing Officer at Kobo Inc., Chief Revenue Officer at Dealfind, and Group Publisher for St. Joseph’s Media, including their flagship magazine Toronto Life.
Marina has served on boards or advisory committees for The Walrus Magazine Foundation, Magazines Canada, Interactive Advertising Bureau Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Bridgepoint Health Foundation, and Big Sisters Toronto.
A graduate of the University of Belgrade, Marina also holds a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in Organizational Learning and Change and Strategy Development, from the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).