Graham Donald

Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.

Graham Donald is Canada’s leading expert on attracting, recruiting, and engaging students and graduates.

He founded Brainstorm Strategy Group in 2003 where he supports major employers and post-secondary institutions’ success through research, training, and strategic consulting. His past clients include KPMG, Simon Fraser University, Deloitte, GE, McGill University, HSBC, UBC, Kraft, University of Toronto, and many others.

He has facilitated strategic planning with more than a dozen university and college career development and co-op offices; trained dozens of career development leaders in strategic planning, marketing, and student engagement; and, developed career services bench-marking research for institutions across Canada.

He was Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) for seven years. In 1996, he conceived and launched Campus WorkLink, which quickly became Canada’s largest job posting site for students and graduates before being sold to Workopolis in 2001.

In 2012 he became General Manager of Simply Hired Canada Inc. and in 2014 he moved to Day Communications where he helped employers develop their brand and recruitment communications strategies. He is currently focused full-time on training and advising leaders in career development and campus recruiting through Brainstorm Strategy Group.

Earlier in his career, he was an owner and president of Turl Street Publications Ltd. He was also a founding director of the Career Edge National Internship Program and a founder and director of a children’s canoe tripping camp, Camp Temagami. He received both his BA and MBA from the University of Toronto.