Leslie McGill

Leslie McGill is the President & CEO of MedicAlert Foundation Canada, one of Canada’s longest standing health charities, and the country’s most trusted emergency health information service organization.

A MedicAlert subscriber for nearly 40 years, Leslie became President & CEO in May 2020 with a focus to protect more Canadians, increase MedicAlert’s charitable impact, and build on a solid foundation of partnerships with Canada’s first responder community.

A passionate healthcare champion and a strong believer in people-centred corporate cultures, Leslie has spent more than 30 years in the health sector primarily focused on advocacy, equity, fundraising and innovation – a mix of experience that will ensure MedicAlert continues to evolve to meet the needs of its subscribers while remaining true to its core mission.

Leslie joined MedicAlert as SVP, Growth & Strategy in 2019 coming from one of Canada’s best-known digital technology agencies. She has also held senior executive positions within an Ontario Crown Corporation, one of the world’s best-known public relations firms, and two of Canada’s most recognized academic health sciences centres. Leslie’s consulting clients have included several iconic Canadian and global brands including 3M, Pfizer, Eli Lilly Loblaw, SickKids the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Toronto.

A journalist by training, Leslie holds a Master of Journalism from Western University (UWO) and is the recipient of several awards for her work in the field of advertising and marketing. She is also strongly connected to the community having sat on various boards and board committees for Meals on Wheels, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Thames Valley Children’s Centre and the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace.