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Supplier Profile - Garthson Leadership Centre

Jane Garthson Contact Details:
Jane Garthson
Garthson Leadership Centre
Toronto, ON, M2N 2E1

Tel: (416) 512-6765
Email:  send this supplier an email
www:   www.garthsonleadership.ca
Garthson Leadership Centre
Interim Executive and Governance Service Provider
Based in: Toronto Metro area   Location: Toronto

Our Role and Focus

We help chairs, boards and senior managers lead effectively, confidently and with integrity. With our services, you have the enhanced leadership you need to create better futures for your communities and organizations. We serve clients who operate for public or community benefit:  associations, charities, governments and social enterprises, as well businesses seeking to enhance their corporate social responsibility and ethics.

What kind of services?

  • Hands-on Interim Executive leadership during executive transitions, sabbaticals, leaves, start-ups and crises;
  • Hands-on Part-Time Executive Leadership;
  • Consulting, Speaking, Training and Writing on Governance, Strategic Thinking and Planning, and Ethics, with a particularly focus on succession planning for CEOs and boards.

The Garthson Leadership Centre primarily services community benefit organizations, including charities, associations, crown corporations, community groups, cooperatives and social enterprises.

Jane has successfully served as Interim Executive Director of the Toronto Cat Rescue and Ontario Equestrian Federation, in both entering very challenging situations and leaving the organizations much stronger. She is currently the Secretary of the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust and a volunteer with Volunteer Toronto.


Jane directed and regulated horse racing from 2004-08 as a Commissioner of the Ontario Racing Commission, and adjudicated appeals. Jane is a Past Chair and founder of the Ethics Practitioners’ Association of Canada and Past Treasurer of Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association. She was editor of Nonprofit Boards and Governance Review newsletter; contributing editor, Governance, for Canadian Fundraiser; and author for ten years of the monthly Ethics Q&A columns for CharityVillage.com. Jane holds an honours certificate in Voluntary Sector Management and Leadership, from York University. Prior to becoming a consultant, she spent twenty-one years managing corporate and line programs in six ministries of the Ontario government, ending as the senior manager of Finance and Operational Planning for the Ontario Management Board.


The company has been owned and operated by Jane Garthson since 1992. The Garthson Leadership Centre serves primarily the voluntary sector, where resources are always limited and is committed to giving the very best value to the client. Trusted associates are added to meet client needs on a project by project basis. Teams normally work together virtually, and client services are available through distance technology as well as in person.


Jane was part of forming Creating the Future, with a mission of making dramatic community change for the better the norm within ten years. She is an active member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, Centre for Social Innovation, Ontario Nonprofit Network, Social Planning Council of Toronto and EthicsCentre CA, and more.

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