Stephanie Trussler is the Executive Director, a family member, and Board Member of the Peter Gilgan Foundation. The Peter Gilgan Foundation seeks to “improve the lives of children and families by empowering charities that help the world transition to a more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future”. Stephanie is particularly involved in the Children, Youth and Families theme of the Foundation with a focus on education and economic opportunities, youth mental health, food security and food systems, and supporting Indigenous youth. She also has a passion for International Development work, with a focus on maternal and child health, as well as women and girls’ education and economic empowerment.
Stephanie has a background in teaching and brings her love of children to her Foundation work. She is the proud mother of two daughters, living with them and her husband in Oakville, Ontario.