Ana P Lopes, born in Lisbon, Portugal, is a Toronto-based social innovator and entrepreneur who has led numerous not-for-profit transformations. She has worked for 25 years in senior positions in both the private and public sector and is Director of the Tapscott Group – a privately held business strategy-consulting firm.
Ms. Lopes is currently the Chair of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMHF) – Canada’s largest mental health and addiction hospital and is leading a campaign for a $1 billion dollar transformation of that institution. She is the former Chair of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and a former Director of many organizations including Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Women’s College Hospital Foundation, Trent University, Business for the Arts and a leader and mentor in the Portuguese-Canadian community. In the 1980s and 90s Ms. Lopes served in a number of positions in government including as Senior Assistant to Bob Rae Ontario’s 21st Premier. She is a member of the Partnership Forum, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Ontario and an industry representative to the Economic Advisory Committee to Ontario’s Finance Minister.
Ms. Lopes holds a HonBA from the University of Toronto and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of Greater Toronto, Fundraising Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and was listed as one of The 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in December 2013. In 2014 the President of Portugal awarded Ms. Lopes the Order of Merit and appointed her as the only Portuguese Canadian to his International Council on the Portuguese Diaspora. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2011.