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 our team!
President & CEO, CanadaHelps
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.
Marina is an in-demand public speaker and panelist on the topics of digital transformation, social impact, innovation and disruption and democratization of access to technology in the charitable sector. Marina regularly shares her perspective as blogger for the Huffington Post Canada, and is a past columnist for the Globe and Mail’s Leadership Lab.
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).
Chief Operating Officer
Charity Engagement Representative
Charity and Donor Relations Associate
Database & Systems Administrator
Chief of Staff
Vice President, Data & Analytics / Chief Privacy Officer
So Hang Chan
Senior Director, Product
Front-end Lead/Software Architect
Marketing Associate, Social Media and Donor Marketing
Network & Systems Specialist
Charity Engagement Specialist
Charity Success Manager
Charity Engagement Manager
Vice President, Marketing
.Net Lead/Senior Software Architect
Senior Software Engineer
Charity Engagement Advisor-at-Large
Director, Charity Engagement
Phone: 1-877-755-1595 x 2398
Director, Securities and Customer Support
Senior Software Engineer
Western Canada Charity Engagement Specialist
Chief Technology Officer
Data & Digital Marketing Analyst
Product & Project Manager
Senior Manager, Finance & Accounting
Charity Marketing Manager (On Leave)