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Andrea Dicks

Chief Operating Officer

Ottawa, Ontario

About Andrea Dicks

Andrea brings a unique perspective to the CFC team having held roles in both the nonprofit and corporate philanthropy sectors. Andrea has held leadership positions with the PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation where she oversaw the Canadian firm’s philanthropic portfolio, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Toronto and Central Ontario where her responsibilities included all wish granting programming (fairy dust, magic lamps and all!).

Andrea returned for four years to her hometown to lead the development of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough as its founding Executive Director. Under Andrea’s leadership, the organization grew from a spark of an idea into the force for community that it is today. Following her community foundation role, Andrea headed north to Ottawa to join the Rideau Hall Foundation start-up team. Her work with Rideau Hall Foundation has driven its initial programming and activity across the country and throughout sectors. 

Andrea is also a photographer, and spends a lot of time capturing her world through photos and helping others capture theirs: families-kiddos-loves-adventures. She is also a Board Member of the Kymar Foundation, a private family foundation, and HUB Ottawa.


Andrea supports the growth and leadership of Canada’s community foundations through CFC’s knowledge and foundation development work.