Our Staff


Our Staff 

At Volunteer Canada, we’re passionate about community involvement. Our team brings a range of knowledge, skills and experience to strengthen volunteering in Canada.

Dr. Megan Conway - President and CEO 

Megan Conway

Megan Conway loves sparking creativity, curiosity and capacity across teams, organizations and networks to mobilize social change.  With twenty years of diverse leadership roles in government and the charitable, voluntary and academic sectors, Megan has been recognized for her ability to scale innovation, to use evaluative thinking to build and adapt programs, and as a systems change champion.  

Dr. Conway earned her PhD at the University of Waterloo in Urban Planning with a focus on community development and scaling social innovations across sites and scales. Megan is most proud, professionally, of her efforts to create systems that enable youth participation, equity and achievement.  Starting as a volunteer in Regent Park, she spent over a decade as a senior leader within Pathways to Education—launching the Kitchener program and then becoming the National Vice President of Programs and Research.  She is also the Co-Founder of the Laurier School in the Community, a unique service-learning offering option at Laurier.  Megan spent eight years as the Academic Chair of Health and Community Programs at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley where she launched a Rural Enterprise Hub and managed a diverse professional team of 100 faculty to enable student success.  

Currently Megan serves as an Executive in Residence at Capacity Canada and as a Fellow at Carleton University’s School of Public Administration and Policy where she leads international research on charitable sector capacity building and place-based change.  Megan loves the snow and any chance she can to get on to a bicycle.  She lives with her husband and two young children in the Ottawa Valley.  

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Martha Aynalem - Chief Financial Officer





Elizabeth Dove - Director, Corporate Citizenship 

Elizabeth Dove is Volunteer Canada’s Director of Corporate Citizenship.  She is the organizational lead on supporting companies in their employee/stakeholder community engagement programs. She convenes the Corporate Community Engagement Council, leads the consulting practice for businesses, and collaborates with companies and nonprofits to create thought-leadership on CSR practices that provide benefit to communities, businesses, their employees and other stakeholders. She has worked as senior staff and consultant for companies and non-profits advancing health issues, empowerment of women and youth, the arts, and international development.  

Elizabeth holds the McGill-McConnell Master of Management for National Voluntary (Non-Profit) Sector Leaders and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work on social justice issues.

Alyson Olsheski - Manager, Membership and Communications 

Alyson Olsheki

Alyson has over 10 years in managing relationships throughout the public, private and not-for profit sectors.  Her education and experience have taken her from Nova Scotia to British Columbia, the Ottawa Valley and now Toronto with a focus on event planning, community outreach and volunteer engagement.

Alyson has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Sociology from St. Francis Xavier University, a Post-graduate Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College and a Graduate Certificate in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College.

This role at Volunteer Canada allows Alyson to combine her wide range of experience with her passion for connecting people to meaningful causes. 

Madeline Kingston- Manager, Corporate Citizenship

Alyson OlshekiMadeline Kingston has been working in the volunteer sector for over 8 years. From leading youth through the jungles of Peru, to engaging corporate employees, she brings diverse experience in community development, social impact, and strategic philanthropy. Her role at Volunteer Canada in Corporate Citizenship allows her to combine her experience, education, and passions to build strong and connected communities.

Madeline holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Ryerson university and completed a graduate diploma in Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Toronto in 2019. In 2020, she successfully obtained Certification in Volunteer Administration and is now a designated CVA, imbedding best practices into her work.

As an active volunteer in her community, Madeline understands the innate value volunteering serves for non-profits, corporations, and individuals. In her spare time, you can find her riding her bike, playing sports, walking on nearby trails, or diving into a lake!