Bronwen Evans is the Chief Corporate Services and Talent Officer at Medcan with executive oversight all Talent functions, including recruitment, development and retention, and championing the company’s values in order to foster an engaged high-performing workforce. Ms. Evans also leads Internal Communications and Medcan’s Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy.
Bronwen is a Founding Director of the True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL), which was established in 2009. She served as its first CEO from 2012 to 2019, raising more than $38 million to support 25,000 Canadian military and veteran families and 750 programs in the areas of mental health, physical rehabilitation, children with special needs and research. During Ms. Evans’ tenure TPL successfully spearheaded expeditions to the Himalayas, North Pole, Antarctica and across Canada, partnering prominent business leaders with wounded veterans. Ms. Evans herself participated in the climb to Everest Basecamp and on the canoe trip of the Keele and Mackenzie rivers (NWT). Ms. Evans also led the successful bid and raised the required $10 million in seed funding to secure Prince Harry’s Invictus Games for Toronto in 2017.
Before her role with TPL, Ms. Evans was the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Medcan Health Management, the largest executive health clinic in North America, where she became the company’s first Chief Privacy Officer. Prior to joining Medcan, Ms. Evans successfully ran her own communications and public affairs consulting firm for five years with a roster of clients from the energy, healthcare, legal, and government sectors.
Prior to her time in business, Ms. Evans was the Chief of Staff to the Ontario Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, where she advised on taxation and spending policies while leading the development and communication of the 2001 Provincial Budget. In addition, Ms. Evans served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, and a senior advisor to the Minister of Community and Social Services, and the Minister of Health.
Ms. Evans currently serves as a Director on the board of Cronos Group, and is the Chair of Kingsway College School. She previously served as a Director on the boards of the National Ballet of Canada, the 2016 Orlando Invictus Games, The Canadian Club, Youth Without Shelter and Sci-Tech Ontario. Ms. Evans is a recipient of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), which honours significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Ms. Evans holds Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (with Honours) from McGill University, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Biomedical Ethics from Carleton University.