David Morley is the President and CEO of UNICEF Canada, a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to helping children around the world survive, thrive and reach their full potential.
David is a passionate voice for the world’s most vulnerable citizens, who has dedicated his career to improving the lives of children and communities in Canada and around the world.
Under David’s leadership, UNICEF Canada has played a key role in driving Canadian efforts to advance global child survival and mobilized Canadians across the country in an unprecedented response to the Syrian humanitarian crisis.
Before joining UNICEF Canada, David served as Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders Canada, as President and CEO of Save the Children Canada and was the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
A recognized leader in the field, David currently teaches at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, and is Co-Chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. He has also served as Chair of the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health and on the Board of Directors for several prominent organizations, including the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and has acted as a mentor with the Trudeau Foundation.
David completed his Master of Education from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Carleton University.
In recognition of his work, David Morley was appointed to the Order of Canada on June 29, 2018.
UNICEF Canada website: unicef.ca
David Morley Bio: https://www.unicef.ca/en/david-morley-president-and-ceo
UNICEF and Save the Children report on increase in the number of children living in multidimensional poverty during the pandemic COVID-19 https://www.unicef.ca/en/press-release/150-million-additional-children-plunged-poverty-due-covid-19-unicef-save-children-say
CBC Vinyl Cafe characters Dave and Morley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dave_and_Morley_stories
Canadian storytelling icon Stuart McLean stories: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-71-vinyl-cafe