As Chief Executive Officer of YW Calgary, Sue Tomney is responsible for the strategic leadership of more than 250 diverse team members who offer shelter, housing, counselling, language and employment programs to some of the most vulnerable women and families in the Calgary. In September 2019, YW opened the doors to the YW Hub facility in Inglewood with a focus on building a sustainable model to support families in the community for years to come.
Experience and Expertise
Sue has held senior-level positions with both non-profits and corporations prior to joining YW in December 2010: VP, Marketing and Communications for Imagine Canada; Director of Communications and External Affairs at TransAlta Corporation; and Manager, Public Relations & Community Investment for Canadian Airlines International.
Board and Volunteer Roles
In March 2020, Sue was honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women. Currently, she is Chair of the Integrating Committee for YWCA Canada and Chair of the Governance Committee for Calgary Housing Company. She is also past-chair of CanadaHelps.org. Recent voluntary sector experiences include serving as a member of the Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Economy; board member for Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations; cabinet member for Calgary’s United Way Campaign; governor for Education Matters – Calgary’s Public Education Trust; and executive committee member of the 2008 Governor General’s Leadership Conference.
Sue is the proud mother to three young adults, Abby, Liam and Aedan and dog mom to her beloved Golden Retriever Rooney.