Sharon Squire

Chair, Board of Trustees

Sharon Squire is President of Vision Consulting+Coaching. Sharon recently retired from the federal Public Service after 32+ years with expertise in service design and delivery, veterans programming and issues, leadership and development, human resources and sport. She has held senior executive roles in the Office of the Veterans Ombud, Treasury Board Secretariat, Privy Council Office, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, and Canadian Heritage where she developed and implemented many government-wide strategies, policies and programs/services. Sharon is also a certified Personal and Business Performance Coach.

Sharon has served as Chair of several Boards including Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa, Institute for Citizen Centred Service, Canadian Club of Ottawa, Commonwealth Games Association International Development Through Sport, among others.

Recognition of her leadership skills include the Esprit de Corps Top 20 Women in Defence Award (2022), Heintzman Leadership Award for excellence in service delivery in Canada (2018), and Association of Public Service Executives Community Service Award (2017), among others.

Sharon is an avid dragon boater and national team member. She brings an understanding of the importance of mental health from a workplace, sport, family experience and veteran’s perspective.

Sharon Squire