Macaulay Centres for Children appoints Charles Abayomi as new CEO

New CEO, Charles Abayomi is poised to lead Macaulay through an extended period of growth while deepening our commitment to serving children and families.

Toronto, ON – March 12, 2024 – The Board of Directors of Macaulay Centres for Children are thrilled to announce the appointment of Charles Abayomi as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 25, 2024. As Macaulay embarks on this new chapter, the board expresses its excitement for the future under Mr. Abayomi’s leadership.

With a wealth of knowledge, expertise and a proven record of accomplishment, Charles is well positioned to lead Macaulay on its growth plan to serve even more children and families in Toronto. His leadership comes at a pivotal moment as Macaulay continues to expand its reach and impact within the community during a time of significant sector change.

“I am deeply passionate about the opportunity to build and develop such a key community agency.  With unwavering commitment, we will realize Macaulay’s vision of children who thrive within their families and community.” – Charles Abayomi.

Macaulay Centres for Children is a multi-service and multi-site organization that welcomes all children and fosters their healthy development. For more than 90 years, Macaulay has been designing and delivering evidence-informed, quality programs and services for children and families in the Northwest neighbourhoods of Toronto. Today, Macaulay serves more than 12,000 children and families, including those who are marginalized or have extra support needs.

The board extends its gratitude to interim CEO, Debra D. Kerby, for her exceptional leadership during the transition period. Debra’s dedication, expertise and enthusiasm have ensured that Macaulay continued to fulfill its commitments to stakeholders, staff, volunteers and most importantly, the children and families it serves.

“We are grateful for Debra’s outstanding leadership and dedication during this transition period. Her contributions have been instrumental in ensuring that our team is ready for the ambitious agenda ahead.” – Anne Marie Predko, Board President

As Macaulay celebrates its growth over the last five years, the organization looks forward to continuing to flourish under Mr. Abayomi’s new leadership.

Please join us in welcoming Charles Abayomi as the new CEO of Macaulay Centres for Children, and thank you for your continued support as we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families in our community.

For Media Inquiries, please contact:

Debra D. Kerby
Interim CEO

Shana Gelbart
Director, Communications & Strategic Partnerships



Macaulay Centres for Children is a multi-service and multi-site organization dedicated to helping all children reach their greatest potential within engaged families and equitable communities. For more than 90 years, Macaulay has been designing and delivering high quality programs and services for children and their families that are evidence-informed, equitable and inclusive. We do this by partnering with families and engaging with the broader community. Macaulay welcomes all children and families and provides support to those who are marginalized or with an extra support need.

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