Lori Cranson retired from her role as Dean, Centres for Community Services and Early Childhood, and Health Sciences, at George Brown College. Upon retirement, Lori has embarked on an entrepreneurial venture Pret-A-Porter Jewels. In her spare time, she is sought after as a consultant and project developer in the education world.
Lori is a catalyst and leader in the transforming of concepts and ideas into well-scoped large-scale projects. Lori was the recipient of the National Entrepreneurship Development Institute Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Education.
Lori was a founding staff member of The Learning Partnership and under her leadership, the National Take Our Kids to Work program was launched in addition to several other national programs, such Entrepreneurial Adventure and Invention Convention, that support publicly funded education.
Lori has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Lori is also the author of 4 books and numerous articles.
Lori has been an active member of the CFEE Board for more than 20 years, most recently serving as Chair of the Board.