President & CEO

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Jacquelyn ("Jackie") Wright

President & CEO

Jacquelyn has served as the President & CEO of Canadian Feed The Children (CFTC) since 2018, bringing with her over 30 years of profound international development and humanitarian experience. Her journey, including notable roles at CARE Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), reflects a career dedicated to driving positive change on a global scale.

During her extensive career, Jacquelyn has drawn on her skills in building partnerships, resource mobilization, and mentoring diverse teams in multi-stakeholder, cross-cultural environments to leave a lasting impact in regions such as Sudan, Uganda, Tajikistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Indonesia. This breadth of experience has not only shaped her leadership style but also instilled a deep understanding of the nuanced issues affecting communities worldwide. Her dedication to global well-being is underscored by a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.

Now at the helm of CFTC, Jacquelyn continues to channel her strategic leadership and passion into leading transformative change to create a more equitable world. Focusing on decolonization, anti-racism, and anti-oppression, she is committed to achieving global food security through innovative programming and community-led development.