TORONTO, ON (Monday 11 January 2021) — Save the Children Canada’s Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Danny Glenwright as its new President and CEO.
Glenwright will officially assume the post on 1 March 2021.
Richard Stursberg, Save the Children Canada’s Board Chair, said:
“Our hiring committee considered many extraordinary candidates for this position during an extensive search conducted by members of the board and leaders from across the Save the Children movement.
“Danny Glenwright was a standout candidate, it is very clear to us that Danny is the right choice to continue our mission advancing the rights of children in Canada, and over 100 countries around the world. Danny has a wealth of experience in the development sector, is a brilliant leader and most importantly, he has the passion and drive to make a lasting change in the lives of children whose rights are most deprived,” added Stursberg.
Glenwright comes to Save the Children with more than 16 years of experience in the non-profit and media sectors in Canada and internationally – and his work has taken him to more than 60 countries. Glenwright is currently the Executive Director of Action Against Hunger Canada, an international humanitarian and development organization specialized in fighting hunger and its underlying causes. Glenwright sits on the Board of the Canadian Network for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and is a member of the advisory committee for the Centennial College International Development program in Toronto. He has formerly held positions as the managing editor of the Gender Links news service in South Africa, with the United Nations in the Palestinian Territories, and in media development roles in Sierra Leone, Namibia, and Rwanda. He was also previously the managing editor of Xtra newspaper in Toronto and the executive director of Journalists for Human Rights. Glenwright holds a master’s degree in international development from Italy’s Pavia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Ryerson University.
“I am thrilled to be chosen to take on this role at a globally-respected organization known for its work improving the lives of children and their communities around the world, including here in Canada. I have been lucky to work with my predecessor Bill Chambers and I am thankful for his leadership and his dedication to this work over many years. As a big believer in the power of Save the Children’s role in creating sustainable social change, I am honoured for the opportunity to contribute to this important work,” said Glenwright.
Save the Children is committed to ensuring children realize the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention forms the basis of all of their work in Canada and around the world. To achieve an environment where children’s human rights and needs are respected and protected, Save the Children’s programs and advocacy focus on child rights and protection, health and nutrition, gender equality, clean water, education, sustainable livelihoods, emergency relief and survival. In Canada, Save the Children recognizes that Indigenous children and youth have the right to develop to their full potential as valued and engaged citizens within their Indigenous nations and Canada.
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