Lee Rose


A curious social innovator with an aptitude for working across systems to drive change.

Lee leads Community Foundations of Canada’s work in the field of knowledge philanthropy – working across the organization, our network of 191 community foundations, and the broader philanthropic sector to mobilize and activate non-financial capital (i.e. data, research, knowledge, networks) in the pursuit of social change. He is also the lead for the Community Knowledge Exchange, a platform that seeks to catalyze and curate fundamental shifts in how individuals, institutions and communities build and share knowledge in the pursuit of social change.

Lee’s connections to the philanthropic and community sector are both pan-Canadian and local. He currently sits on the board of Imagine Canada, and is also the past-president of the Ten Oaks Project, an organization that connects and engages children and youth from LGBTQ+ communities in activities rooted in play.

When he’s not catching up on what’s new in the world of community knowledge and social innovation, Lee can usually be found spending time with this three kids, chasing after his runaway dog, or wishing he was tipping a canoe on Lake Temagami.



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