Tanya Phillipps

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships + Engagement

Right To Play


Tanya is a dynamic and inclusive community builder, advocating for youth empowerment since 1998. Her success is rooted in building long-standing collaborative relationships, where ‘the sum is greater than its parts’. A donor-centric leader in corporate partnerships and purpose-driven events, Tanya has worked extensively in the sports and entertainment industry, fundraising locally for the Toronto Raptors Foundation, nationally with Canada Basketball, and globally with Right To Play since 2018. In 2020, she was named one of Biz Bash Canada’s ‘Top 250 Event Professionals’ and ‘Top 10 Charity Event Planners’.

Tanya thrives in her top fives, at the intersection of philanthropy, youth empowerment, sport, community, and equity. This is also evident in her robust volunteer endeavours. Tanya is a co-founder of The Canadian Black Standard, addressing systemic barriers for Black Canadian womxn in marketing. She serves as a Board of Director with the Jamaal Magloire Foundation and WISE Toronto (Women in Sports & Events), where she is also the Diversity & Inclusion Chair. Tanya is part of the leadership group with Black North Initiative’s Sports & Events Committee and is a mentor with AFP Toronto as well as the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Emerging Leaders Program. In 2020, Tanya spearheaded Right To Play’s DEI & Anti-Racism committee, a staff led group dedicated to creating brave spaces for all employees using the three E’s: empathy, experiences, and education.