2012 Founder’s Award – Dave Toycen


2012 Founder's Award Recipient, Dave ToycenDave Toycen has contributed extensively to World Vision. He has been with the organization for 24 years and, for the past 16 years, has been President and CEO of World Vision Canada.

Toycen previously worked in a leadership position with World Vision internationally, raising $4 billion in aid. He established World Vision communication offices in more than 20 developing countries, and pioneered World Vision‘s move into television fundraising in Canada, Australia and the U.S. He has led World Vision Canada into significant justice and advocacy work, in areas such as child and maternal health, the rights of girls, and the protection of children in armed conflict. He has spoken before the World Bank and has met with heads of state, key global executives and development leaders to discuss the well-being of the world‘s children.

His book, The Power of Generosity, calls on readers to become more engaged in the world and to develop a more generous way of life.