Prince's Trust Canada Appoints Farah Mohamed as CEO
TORONTO, ONTARIO (October 3, 2022) –
Prince’s Trust Canada (PTC), HM The King’s flagship charity in Canada, has appointed Farah Mohamed as Chief Executive Officer. Mohamed succeeds retiring CEO Sharon Broughton.
Prince’s Trust Canada, a national charity with a mandate to create more sustainable, equitable and future-ready communities currently focuses on supporting young people between the ages of 18 and 30 and Veterans. Placing a premium on preparing for and improving access to purposeful employment and providing skills development and mentorship, last year the organization assisted more than 1,450 young people and 550 Veterans.
“I am honoured to be named CEO of Prince’s Trust Canada and look forward to continuing to break down systemic barriers that stand in the way of young people and Veterans reaching their full potential,” says Mohamed.
“Mohamed’s rich global perspective, environmental mindset, extensive experience bridging the educational divide for women and girls, and shared vision for a sustainable world makes her the ideal choice for PTC’s next CEO,” says PTC’s Chair, Mark Fell. “Together, we can build on the strategic groundwork we have laid and continue to help young people and Veterans in Canada access the competencies and resources they need to gain meaningful employment in green and socially responsible industries, and ultimately, build a more resilient future for everyone.”
Mohamed brings more than 25 years of experience creating and leading national and international organizations and social impact initiatives and as an independent director for boards and charitable organizations. She comes to PTC from Canada’s Forest Trust Corporation where she served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, she was CEO of Malala Fund, where she led global efforts to further Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai’s mission to educate millions of girls. She also founded FORA, previously called G(irls)20, to cultivate a new generation of leaders by empowering girls and women through education, entrepreneurship, and global experiences. She is a board member for Music Canada, RefugeePoint and Cameras for Girls.
Prince’s Trust Canada is a national charity whose vision is a sustainable future for Canada, where young people and communities thrive. Through innovative partnerships and guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, our programs help young job seekers and Veterans to explore, prepare for and gain access to purposeful employment for a more economically, socially, and environmentally just future. Our work is inspired by our Founder and President, His Majesty The King, and is driven by his vision for a more sustainable future. Further information is available at princestrust.ca
Prince’s Trust Group
Prince’s Trust Canada is a member of The Prince’s Trust Group – a global network of charities including the work of Prince’s Trust U.K., Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, U.S.A. and Prince’s Trust International. Together, we are providing meaningful support for young people, military communities, and environmental projects around the world. We draw on the strength and experience of a global network while developing and implementing solutions relevant to people living in Canada.
Mallory Clyne, Prince’s Trust Canada