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Charlie Guy

World Vision Canada Chief People Officer


Charlie serves with World Vision Canada as Chief People Officer. Prior to this, he held the positions of Executive Director at International Child Care, Canada, an NGO serving children and families in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and Partial Load Professor at Mohawk College. Charlie also has over 29 years of corporate experience with Bell, where he held a variety of senior management positions.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team at World Vision Canada, he is responsible for developing strategies, processes and programs covering all aspects of human resource management. Charlie’s primary focus is to ensure that World Vision’s People LEADER Strategy, leadership capabilities and organizational systems support the achievement of the strategic plan.

He is a highly energized leader with extensive experience in sales, customer service, human resources, corporate training, operations support and adult education.  Charlie is a team builder and motivator with excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and leadership skills. He is skilled at coaching and mentoring individuals and has a proven track record of initiating successful projects. Charlie has a strong sense of commitment to personal values of integrity, excellence and continuous improvement.

Aside from building what he believes is a fantastic People & Culture HR team, which he has the daily privilege of leading, he is humbled that World Vision has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and a Top GTA Employer for the past seven and eight years, respectively. In addition, in 2013, World Vision Canada was recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in the Broader Public Sector.

Charlie is a lifelong learner and holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, a BEd in Adult Education from Brock University, is a graduate of Rotman’s School of Management—Advanced Program in Human Resource Management and the Arrow Executive Leadership Program, and also holds the CHRE designation from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). Charlie and his wife Bonnie have two children and four amazing grandchildren.