Cheryl Hanson

Vice-President, Chief Development Officer
Trans Canada Trail

Cheryl Hanson has 25 years of progressive leadership experience in fundraising and relationship building across a variety of Canadian charities including the Canadian Cancer Society, Ryerson University, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

Prior to joining TCT, Cheryl served as Assistant Vice President of Philanthropy and Campaign at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, where she led the cultivation and solicitation of gifts in support of the $75 million Acts of Greatness campaign. In addition to the campaign, she oversaw major gift fundraising, annual and planned giving, and donor relations, successfully driving revenue growth across these programs.

Cheryl holds a BA in English and International Development from the University of Guelph. Additionally, she is a volunteer Board Member at Photographers Without Borders, and a mentor with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter’s Mentorship Program.

Originally from Alberta, Cheryl now resides in Toronto with her family and their beloved rescue dog, Argo. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafts and genealogy. She loves to hike and explore nature, and believes in the value of the Trans Canada Trail to connect, heal and enrich the lives of Canadians and communities from coast to coast to coast.

Cheryl joined Trans Canada Trail in 2021.


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