Linton Carter joined UNICEF Canada in February 2017 with more than 25 years’ experience in developing donor relationships, generating revenue and motivating staff and volunteers and creating impact within the charitable sector.
As a member of the executive leadership team at UNICEF Canada, Linton infuses foresight, energy and long-term strategic thinking into the organization, driving it forward to help achieve its ambitious growth mandate. She spearheads innovative fundraising campaigns to reach new and more diverse donors and positions UNICEF Canada as a charity of choice with key donor groups across multiple revenue channels.
A forward and inclusive leader with a knack for powering organizations in their philanthropic efforts, Linton possesses a deep commitment to children. Prior to joining UNICEF Canada, she was Chief Development Officer at Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, overseeing fundraising and grants, and leading its successful $60M National Campaign for Child Welfare. Her previous roles include Vice President, Philanthropy leading the Strong Kids Campaign at the YMCA of Greater Toronto and Senior Director, Community Involvement for SickKids Foundation.
Linton’s passion for giving back both personally and professionally has enabled her to develop strong volunteer, donor and organizational relationships that have resulted in successful programs and, more importantly, improved child health and well-being across Canada and the world.
Linton completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Bishop’s University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College and has served on the Bishop’s University Foundation board as Chair of the Development Committee and on the Asperger’s Society of Ontario board. She is married to a high school teacher and has two sons.
Bernadine Yee is the Chief Operating Officer for UNICEF Canada, providing critical guidance and oversight to the organization, ensuring it delivers on its mandate to help vulnerable children in the most efficient, effective and timely manner.
A caring, trusted leader and problem solver, Bernadine joined UNICEF Canada in 2017. Prior to that, Bernadine held senior finance leadership roles at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Canada, World Vision Canada and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McGill University and has earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.
Originally from Vancouver, Bernadine currently lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter. She is a former critical care nurse and a non-practising member of the College of Nurses of Ontario. She has previously served as the Board Treasurer of Peel Senior Link and Board Member of WellFort Community Health Centre.