Compassion Canada’s President & CEO Allison Alley on Leading Through Hardship, Succession, and Balance

TCMP 004: Allison Alley, Compassion Canada

TCMP 004 & 005: Allison Alley, Compassion CanadaOn episodes four and give of The Change Makers Podcast, Ellen introduces you to Compassion Canada’s new President & CEO, Allison Alley. We’re excited to give you an inside-look at Allison, who is one of the most intentional and fun thought-leaders Ellen knows. In episode four, Ellen talks with Allison about her calling into ministry early in her career with Youth With A Mission, and her later transition from working in corporate finance to ministry with Compassion Canada. Ellen dives deep with Allison and asks her whether or not child sponsorship actually works, the importance of balance, and so much more.

About Allison Alley: Allison Alley is President and CEO of Compassion Canada, a leading child development organization that is helping 2 million children in 25 countries learn the skills and receive the opportunities they need to overcome poverty. Compassion Canada was recently named by Maclean’s magazine as one of Canada’s Best Charities in 2020. Allison has a strong track record of advocacy for children around the world and joined the non-profit world after a career in finance. Allison holds a Master of Arts in Global Leadership with an emphasis in International Development and Urban Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario’s prestigious Ivey Business School. She lives with her husband and two daughters in London, Ontario where Compassion Canada is based.

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[bctt tweet=”It absolutely broke me. I literally went down on my knees and it was the stark contrast of opulence and affluence against extreme poverty and the fact that I felt like I was standing in this gap and I had a choice to make. @_allisonalley #ChangeMakersPodcast” username=”GrafMartin”] [bctt tweet=”We can often think that poverty is just economic, but really, it’s spiritual, and social, and physical, and cognitive and relates to the created world around us. @_allisonalley #ChangeMakersPodcast” username=”GrafMartin”]

TCMP 005: Allison Alley, Compassion Canada

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[bctt tweet=”There’s no sound on my phone, which actually can be annoying sometimes if I’m not always getting the notification but I choose when I check my phone. It doesn’t choose when it demands my attention. @_allisonalley #ChangeMakersPodcast” username=”GrafMartin”] [bctt tweet=”God really impressed upon me both the reminder and then helped me live it out: two truths. Number one, not on my strength but on his and number two, not alone but together. @_allisonalley #ChangemakersPodcast” username=”GrafMartin”]
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