Yves Savoie is an executive coach and strategic advisor to charities and philanthropists.
His practice builds on more than thirty years as the CEO or chief fundraiser of large charities including as CEO of Heart & Stroke Canada, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, and as the chief fundraiser of the Royal Ontario Museum. He brings deep practical knowledge and experience to leading complex organizations that deliver social impact.
Yves has a keen interest in strategy and in how charities and not-for-profits are adapting their programs and governance to the digital age and to fierce competition for resources in social finance, social enterprise, and philanthropy. For the past two decades, Yves has worked as a CEO in health and human services where he has been a tireless policy advocate for people with episodic disabilities, for healthy eating, and for patient-centered approaches to system change.
He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, obtained his MBA at Concordia University, and later completed a Master of Management at McGill University. Yves is francophone and grew up in the Acadian region of northern New Brunswick. He has a deep understanding of the reality of francophone minority communities.
Yves volunteers to build capacity in the non-for-profit sector. He chairs Imagine Canada’s Standards Program Council and serves on the Editorial Advisory Committee of The Philanthropist. Yves also serves on the Board of the Ontario Caregiver Organization.