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Kevin McCort

President and CEO, CARE Canada

Kevin McCort is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE Canada, a position he has held since 2007.

He has worked for CARE for more than 20 years. From 2000-2007, he served in progressively senior management positions with CARE Canada, managing both operations and programmatic portfolios. From 1992-1997 he was part of CARE’s emergency response unit and was deployed extensively to the world’s hot spots, including Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia and Rwanda. He was the CARE country office director in Zambia from 1997-2000 where he worked with refugees and directed educational, agricultural, and urban development projects.

Kevin has lived, worked, or visited more than 50 countries and has extensive knowledge about the politics, economics, and social issues of more than 30 countries where CARE Canada presently operates.

He is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the board chair of the Humanitarian Coalition, an organization he co-founded in 2005 to bring together Canada's leading aid agencies to finance relief efforts in times of international humanitarian crises.

You can follow Kevin on Twitter @KevinMcCort or follow CARE Canada @CARECanada
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The Danger of High Expectations for International Aid

While Don Cherry's comments about the amount of money spent on international aid to Haiti provoked much gnashing of teeth in the international development community, he does raise a pretty pertinent question: What is the value of Canada's contribution to international aid and development?
02/07/2013 08:18 EST