Charlie-Wall Andrews

Charlie Wall-Andrews

Charlie Wall-Andrews (MBA, MA, BA, CCIP) is a Trudeau Scholar, creative industry executive and faculty member at the University of Toronto. In addition to having over a decade of management experience, she is an alumna of the prestigious Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship, which specializes in social entrepreneurship and cross-cultural leadership. As Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation, she established many programs such as the Creative Entrepreneur Incubator and Equity X Production Development Program which prepares artists to turn their passion and talent into a sustainable career.

As a leader committed to continuous professional development, she is a Ph.D. in Management candidate at Ted Rogers School of Management specializing in Strategy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and previously completed her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Ivey Business School, Master of Arts (MA) at York University, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Laurentian University. She is dedicated to advancing scientific research and critical theory in management studies. She conducts such research at the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. She has also completed the Association of Fundraising Professional’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship in Philanthropy program, and she is a graduate of the Cultural Leadership program at the Banff Centre.

Commended for exceptional work, Charlie has been the recipient of many awards. Several of the awards include: ‘Top 30 Under 30’ from Corporate Knights, the ‘Top 40 Under Forty by the Northern Ontario Business Association, ‘the Vital People’ award from Toronto Foundation, and the ‘Alumni Leadership Award’ from her alma mater, and the Social Science Award from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, and was appointed an Arts’ Public Scholar from Ryerson University, among others awards. In 2019, she was appointed a Legacy Fellow by the prestigious Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship.

Currently, she is on the Board of Directors of WorkInCulture, and TELUS Community Investment Board, and is the inaugural Vice-Chair of Music Canada’s Advisory Council. Previously she served on the Board of Directors of Choral Canada, Laurentian University, Independent Living, and other non-profit organizations.

She is also an Associate Composer at the Canadian Music Centre, and former recipient of the Nirvan Bhavana fellowship for her contemporary artistic practice. She has received many grants from Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for her artistic endeavours.

Accolades, Awards, Fellowships and Grants:

Top 40 Under 40

The 40 Under Forty Awards give recognition to the regions’ rising stars, applauding the next generation of business leaders and community change makers.

Top 30 Under 30 Canada – from Corporate Knights

A celebration of emerging leadership in Canada that is pursuing a different avenue to push for systemic sustainability-oriented change.

Toronto Foundation – Vital People Award

Each year some of Toronto’s best and brightest leaders are awarded Vital People awards to support their professional development and build capacity and support the upward trajectory of city leaders dedicated to making Toronto the best place to live, work, learn, and grow.

Laidlaw Foundation

Nathan Gilbert Fellowship Recipient: Fellowship designed to help those engaged in research projects that are designed to support community-based investigations of a policy issue.

Nirvan Bhavan Fellowship Recipient

The Nirvan Bhavan Graduate Fellowship has been established to provide financial assistance to graduate students completing research in India studies.

Toronto Foundation – Vital People Award

Each year some of Toronto’s best and brightest leaders are awarded Vital People awards to support their professional development and build capacity and support the upward trajectory of city leaders dedicated to making Toronto the best place to live, work, learn, and grow.

Bill Graham

Awarded by the Pride and Remembrance Association for outstanding community leadership that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Ontario Centres of Excellence

Fellowship to promote globalization of technology and music education

Banff Centre – Cultural Leaders Fellowship

This program has been created by Toronto Arts Council and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to enhance leadership capacity in Toronto’s arts and culture sectors. The program is designed for senior-level arts professionals who have demonstrated the potential to lead change in their organizations, communities or arts sectors.

AFP Foundation (Fellowship in diversity and inclusion)

The goal of this competitive program is to build a pipeline of fundraising leaders that reflect and promote the diversity of our communities.

Canadian Arts Summit Leadership Fellow 2018

Canadian conference that brings together extraordinary arts leaders from across the country to consider how Canada’s cultural institutions can meaningfully serve and engage an increasingly diverse range of audiences, communities and stakeholders.

Canadian Arts Summit Leadership Fellow 2018

Gobal Fellowship (2018)

Creating an international network of leaders for social change: this is the challenge set by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations with its AdR Fellowship program.

Gobal Fellowship (2018)

Professional Experiences:

University of Toronto

Sessional Lecturer

SOCAN Foundation

Executive Director


Executive Director


Director of Development and Marketing

Choral Canada

Vice-President of Development

CUPE 3903

Vice President, Graduate Assistance (Unit 3)



Sudbury Symphony Orchestra

Marketing and Development Manager

Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin


Inspirations Orchestra


Singing Out

Executive Director

Common Thread Chorus

General Manager

Playwrights Guild of Canada

Outreach Coordinator


Jury Member

LGBT Giving Network


Ontario Arts Foundation

Jury Member

Laurentian University

Member Board of Governors
Member of Senate
Various Contract jobs throughout the institution

Work In Culture



Board Member – GTA Community Investment Board

York University

Graduate Assistant

The Coalition for Music Education

Project Coordinator (Contract)


 Fundraising Committee Member

National Youth Arts Week

Project Lead (Sudbury, ON)


Talent Selection Committee (Volunteer)

Ontario Arts Council

Jury Member

TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator

The TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator a program that provided emerging music creators with seed funding, mentorship, and the opportunity to participate in a progressive webinar series to hone their skills of entrepreneurship while receiving the tools and resources needed to turn their talent into a sustainable career.


BFA (Hons)

York University


Ivey University


Ryerson University

Ph.D. Candidate