BC and Yukon Executive Director
Andrea Seale joined the Canadian Cancer Society’s British Columbia Yukon region as Executive Director in January 2018. Andrea is dedicated to increasing the impact of non-profit organizations. She empowers people to build and support the causes that make our world more compassionate, healthy and just.
Prior to joining the Canadian Cancer Society she was the acting CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation, Canada’s most trusted and influential advocate for environmental conservation. Under her leadership the Foundation built one of the largest online communities of any Canadian NGO, dramatically increased its support from philanthropists, and launched important initiatives in climate change policy, biodiversity protection, and the establishment of environmental rights.
Andrea was the founder of Blueprint Fundraising and Communications, a consultancy that specialized in capacity building for nonprofit organizations in Canada and the US. Prior to founding Blueprint, Andrea held leadership roles with Ecojustice and The Banff Centre for the Arts.
Andrea has an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communications from McGill University and a Diploma in Public Relations from Mount Royal University. As a volunteer she has served on the boards of Vancity Community Foundation, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Story Money Impact, and Modo.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.