Global Dignity Canada Champion
Jeff Turner is Vice President and Chief Development officer at Kind Canada. A national not for profit whose goal is to inspire and encourage Canadians to create a pervasive culture of kindness, through workshops, Kindness Cards, school curriculum and partnerships.
Born and raised in Ottawa Jeff is married to Karen, they have three grown children Brendan, Amy and Corey and 2 grandchildren Raelyn and Deacon.
An experienced executive leader, businessman, fundraiser and volunteer he spent over 20 years in the landscape industry and several in telecom. While in various management roles with both United Way Ottawa and United Way Canada for over 12 years, Jeff helped raised millions of dollars and became a passionate volunteer at the same time.
He is a former Vice-President of the Bruce Denniston Bone Marrow Society where he became a certified bone marrow and stem cell courier, a contributing member of the Walk to Fight Arthritis committee, the Nordic Walk Leadership team in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation and former trustee of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
He is an active and founding board member of Project North and has helped deliver over $750 000 of new hockey equipment to children in Inuit communities. A proud member of the board of the Algonquin College Foundation and Vice –Chair of the Bronson Centre.
Jeff was recognised with a Community Builder Award from United Way, Algonquin College Alumni of the year, St. Joe’s Women’s Centre “Quality of Life “ Award, The Mayor’s Medallion from Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien and in 2013 he received the Community Hero Award from Algonquin College and the Ottawa Senators Foundation.