Barb Steele

Executive Director

Toronto, ON

I have the best job in the world; working with the team to unleash the changemaking power of the Ashoka Canada network.

In her role as Executive Director Barb is energized by curating the best of the Ashoka Global network into Canada to address our most urgent challenges.She has been focused on connecting visionary partners to illuminate solutions, support high-impact Ashoka Fellows, and seed a new generation of change leaders.

Barb brings insight and experience in large scale change from both the corporate and citizen sectors to her role. She holds an HBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University and a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University.

Barb resides with her family on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples (Toronto, Ontario) where she enjoys walking her dog in High Park.