Julia Deans

Julia Deans

President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada

Julia Deans is President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. With degrees from Queen’s, Columbia and Osgoode Hall Law School, Julia practiced law with Torys in Toronto and Hong Kong and built QD Legal in Singapore before becoming a non-profit CEO with CivicAction, Futurpreneur Canada and the Canada Children’s Literacy Foundation, Chair of Ontario’s Expert Roundtable on Immigration and director of many non-profit and business organizations. She’s been named one of WXN’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, a YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction and Woman of Influence Canadian Diversity Champion and received the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy Leadership Award and the Goodman School of Business Distinguished Leader Award in 2018. Julia is also on the boards of InvestEco, George Brown College and the Canada Post Community Foundation, and on the Sidewalk Toronto and Goodman School of Business Advisory Councils.