Donnalee Bell

Donnalee Bell

Managing Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation

Donnalee Bell is the Managing Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation and for 24 years has led a wide range of PanCanadian, provincial and territorial career and labour force development initiatives. She has worked with sector councils and employers to build career awareness, recruitment, retention and skill development strategies. She has developed career transitions, skill development, career education and career service policy frameworks for governments and intergovernmental bodies, notably the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada’s Reference Framework for Successful Student Transitions. Donnalee co-authored, In Motion and Momentum+, an evidence-based transformative pre-employability program targeting vulnerable populations and those living in poverty. She has keynoted at several conferences, including opening the Premier of Manitoba’s Skills Summit. Her research on youth career transitions has been featured in various media sources (e.g., the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, CBC News, and a CBC documentary on Generation Y). Donnalee is passionate about the career development field and its potential to address social inequity and economic development.