Georgina Steinsky is an Executive Associate with S. Sutton Associates, consultants in Philanthropic Management. Until December 2008 she was CEO of Imagine Canada, a registered Canadian charity with a mission to promote strong non-profit and charitable organizations in Canada.
Georgina is a multilingual (Czech, French, English) executive with experience at senior levels of the Canadian federal public sector, the corporate sector, and the non-profit sector. She has worked within Canada and internationally.
During her time in the Canadian public service, she served in a variety of functions, including Associate Deputy Minister in the federal Department of Regional and Industrial Expansion and Deputy Minister of Supply and Services.
In the corporate sector, she held senior positions with Bell Canada, Canada’s premier telecommunication company, and Manulife Financial, an international insurance company. Her experience includes work aimed at improving the operational effectiveness of public, private and non-profit organizations, including the implementation of new technologies.
In the early 1990s she led one of the early re-privatization projects in the post-Communist Czech Republic: the return of the Bata Shoe Organization to the country where the company was founded. She also personally experienced the restitution processes in the Czech Republic, managed her family’s returned properties, and has been active in promoting a non-profit sector in that country in collaboration with an organization called the Foundation for the Evolution of Civil Society. Currently, she also volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bata Shoe Museum, volunteers with the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and Chairs the Board of West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation, the fundraising arm of a rehabilitation hospital in Toronto.
Georgina holds a Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Toronto.