Leah McInnes-Eustace, MPhil, ACFRE

President & Head Paddler

Blue Canoe Philanthropy


Leah Eustace, ACFRE, is President and Head Paddler at Blue Canoe Philanthropy, where she specializes in fundraising strategy, case writing and storytelling. She’s also a member of The Case Writers, a small group of writers and designers who work with some of North America’s most impactful nonprofits. Her volunteer work is extensive: she’s a member of the AFP Global Board, sits on the ACFRE Credentialing Board and is a Board Member for PLEO (Parents’ Lifeline of Eastern Ontario). Leah is an AFP Master Trainer, a Stability Leader and holds a Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology (Distinction) through the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.