Vice-President, Communications, Volunteers and Information Resources
As CHEO-OCTC’s Vice President of Communications, Volunteers and Information Resources, Alison Evans protects and builds the CHEO-OCTC reputation in the community. Alison is a seasoned, strategic communicator and an energetic leader who champions internal and external communications, volunteer resources, medical and family libraries, health promotion in service of CHEO-OCTC’s mission and the families we serve.
For more than a decade, Alison worked for Canada’s universities, championing the value of higher education and the many benefits that accrue from adequate funding for university research. At both Universities Canada and the Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences, she worked to bridge academia, other sectors and the public, advocating for evidence-based policy making across a wide-array of issues.
Prior to joining CHEO-OCTC, Alison was the Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for Egg Farmers of Canada, where she defended domestic agricultural policy and promoted the beloved Get Cracking brand. Through government relations, public and stakeholder relations, social responsibility programs, corporate and internal communications and digital strategies, Alison helped build public trust in this critical Canadian industry.
Alison is a proud graduate of the University of Guelph and is committed to life-long learning, having completed many courses, diplomas, certificates—most recently, the Niagara Institute’s Leadership Development program. Outside of work she spends time with her two sons, playing sports or coaching, volunteering and travelling.