Jane Parsons – Regional Director of Atlantic Canada
Jane Parsons became EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) – Atlantic Region in May of 2011. She holds the distinction of being the only CBCF staff member from within the entire organization to be promoted to the position of EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
When first joining CBCF – Atlantic Region in 2007, Jane was responsible for overseeing all fundraising activities in the Atlantic Region, including our signature event the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Since that time, through her work with CBCF, Jane has developed an understanding of strategic and operational planning, board governance, stakeholder relations, advocacy, volunteer development, financial and risk management as well as a variety of fundraising strategies.
Jane knows that change is possible.
Jane believes in the power of working for a cause that she can get behind and how her passion can translate into authentic and meaningful connections with stakeholders.
Jane has over 14 years or leadership experience in the charitable sector, with prior work in the area of seniors and mental health. Before making the move to the charitable sector, Jane worked in the cable television industry for 10 years.
A native of Dartmouth, NS, Jane and her husband Steve are parents to three children. She is actively involved in her community as a member of the Board at Alderney Landing as well she spend her time volunteering in support of many of her kids extracurricular activities.
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
Cancer affects all Canadians
Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.