Cheryl Hanson

Cheryl Hanson

Vice-President, Chief Development Officer
Trans Canada Trail

Cheryl Hanson brings 25 years of progressive leadership experience in fundraising and relationship building to her role as Vice-President and Chief Development Officer at Trans Canada Trail.

Cheryl leads a team of dedicated fundraising professionals who are committed to advancing and stewarding donor relationships in support of the Trans Canada Trail. Her goal is to build a strong culture of philanthropy that will contribute to the long-term sustainability and accessibility of the Trail for all people.

Cheryl values the physical and mental health benefits of the Trail. She enjoys exploring different Trans Canada Trail sections whenever she can, particularly places that are a short distance from her home in Toronto. A favourite is the Durham Region Trail, which runs through Glen Major Forest near Uxbridge, Ontario.

A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Cheryl has driven growth through capital campaigns, major gift fundraising, annual and planned giving, and donor relations for Canadian charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, Toronto Metropolitan University, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and International Development from the University of Guelph.

Cheryl volunteers her time as a board member for Photographers Without Borders and has previously served as a mentor with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter’s Mentorship Program.