Shelley Cory, MA

Executive Director, Canadian Virtual Hospice

Shelly Cory’s ability to overcome obstacles and achieve difficult goals has defined her 20-year career. Shelly approaches every project with an optimism and belief that anything is possible.

Shelly has worked in both the public and private sectors in senior management roles including advising two senior federal cabinet ministers. As a sought-after policy adviser and marketing consultant, Shelly co-ordinated national marketing campaigns and government relations for the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. She also spearheaded a provincial awareness campaign for the Manitoba Institute for Patient Safety and coordinated two special initiatives for the President of the University of Winnipeg.

Shelly’s arrival at the Canadian Virtual Hospice in 2007 was a homecoming of sorts. While working as a Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Sharon Carstairs, Minister with Special Responsibility for Palliative Care, Shelly was closely involved in efforts to lay the foundation for an online palliative care resource for all Canadians. Shelly’s commitment to the Canadian Virtual Hospice has been steadfast for the past seven years, through her work with Senator Carstairs, providing advice as a consultant and finally, as executive director for the organization.