Tiffani Steer is the Executive Director for The Belinda Stronach Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing opportunities for girls and young women, Aboriginal youth in Canada and youth in developing nations. Tiffani has worked with Ms. Stronach since 2007 and has been with the Foundation since its inception in 2008.
As Executive Director, Tiffani has primary responsibility for providing the organization’s vision and strategic direction, overseeing the execution of all TBSF programs and events and is responsible for managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations as well as all internal and external communications and board support.
Under her leadership, the One Laptop Per Child program is being delivered to Aboriginal youth across Canada, and the Spread the Net campaign, now in its sixth year, continues to be a grassroots fundraising success story. Tiffani has been charged with re-building the girls and women pillar for the Foundation, looking for meaningful ways to empower girls and women in Canada and around the world.
Prior to assuming leadership of TBSF, Tiffani held the position of Director, Programming and Operations and was responsible for managing and setting the strategy for the Spread the Net program, raising funds to send insecticide-treated bed nets to Liberia and Rwanda to help fight the spread of malaria. Under her management, Spread the Net was successful in reaching the founding goal of raising $5 million or enough funds to distribute and deliver 500,000 bed nets to some 2.5 million families in Liberia and Rwanda. Tiffani was also responsible for the Canadian arm of Malaria No More – a global network of affiliate organizations that coordinates advocacy, rallies public support and builds long-term political commitment for the malaria fight. During this time, Tiffani worked with with MP Patrick Brown and Senator Mobina Jaffer to create the first ever All-Party Parliamentary Caucus on Ending Malaria in Canada.
In addition, Tiffani supported the development and execution of the first girls and women program for the foundation, the G(irls)20 Summit held in Toronto 2010 and France 2011. She was primarily responsible for the execution of TBSF’s Haiti Relief Efforts in 2010 facilitating all logistics for collecting and distributing 600,000lbs of food, water and basic medical supplies, and managed general operations for TBSF as second to the past-president.
Tiffani brings experience from both the private and not-for-profit sectors. As Public Relations Manager for Procter & Gamble, she developed and executed PR programs for several leading consumer brands. Prior to this, Tiffani was with Junior Achievement of Central Ontario for six years. Here, while Vice President of Program & Volunteer Management, she set strategy for and oversaw the delivery of business entrepreneurship and leadership training programs to more than 200,000 students and training to more than 1,000 volunteers.
Being able to break new ground and doing something that changes a life for the better are strong motivators behind the passion, dedication and positive attitude that Tiffani brings every day to her work at TBSF.
Tiffani holds an Honours-level Bachelor of Arts & Sciences degree with distinction from Queen’s University and an Executive Management Diploma from The Richard Ivey School of Business and is fluent in French.