Shannon McInnes
National Director, Philanthropy
Plan International Canada
Surrey, British Columbia


Shannon has two decades of leadership in charitable fund development, raising over $70M for social service, education and health charities in Canada. As the national Director of Philanthropy at Plan International Canada, her work reaches millions of children globally with life-changing programs in education, health and gender equality. Shannon activates her passion and purpose -to make the world a better place- through strategy development, innovation and authentic connections and leadership. A self-professed expert in ‘juggling flaming chainsaws’, she integrates her career into a busy life with her incredible partner and 4 dynamic children, an inconsistent yoga practice and a thirst for reading.