Steve Boone’s 40 year career with the YMCA has spanned a wide range of roles, Associations and accomplishments – both in Canada and internationally.
He has brought knowledge and passion to accomplishments that include, leading a number of YMCA associations through significant organizational change, providing leadership to a major Asset Development Strategy and providing strategic guidance and support to Senior Leadership and Boards of Directors of partner YMCAs in Ghana, Liberia and Senegal.
Nationally and internationally, Steve’s in depth knowledge of YMCA operations combined with his passion for the YMCA Mission have led to his advice and support being regularly sought after by Associations throughout the YMCA Network – work he has always spoken of with a respect and enthusiasm that conveys his belief in what people can accomplish when they join together towards a common good.
Prior to retiring, Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of the YMCA of Greater Toronto; skillfully balancing its commitment to providing Mission based programs and services, while being fiscally sustainable and relevant to the communities it serves.
Steve currently operates his own management consulting firm specializing in assisting the Charitable Not-for-Profit sector with the same level of strategic guidance that served him well throughout his career in the YMCA federation. He also is very proud to be serving as Board Chair of Sheridan College.
In his other life, Steve has spent a many years performing around the world as a member of a world renowned accapella singing group. His group has toured England, China, Germany, the Netherlands, and many cities in the US. Steve lives just outside of Toronto in the city of Mississauga with his wife Maria, a marketing Vice President with Arterra Wines Canada and has 3 wonderful children and 4 grandchildren.