Dr. Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin, Retired Psychologist

Registered Psychologist (C. Psych.) 1982
Ph.D. Carleton University 1978

Retired organizational psychologist and coach with 30 years' experience in the public and private sectors; a community leader and an award winning professional, teacher, author and media commentator.

Book Living Through Transitions

My book Living Through Transitions: Harnessing your courage at a personal crossroads offers a unique framework for anyone experiencing planned and unplanned transitions.


Current role: lndependent Philanthropy Professional

Self-Employment periods: 1986 to 1992 and 1994 to June 2009

Previous work within organizations

1996-2007 The Niagara Institute: My roles at The Niagara Institute included feedback coach, executive coach, and facilitator.
2001-2007 DBM Canada: Associate Consultant at DBM, a career transition services firm, since October 2001, providing on-site consulting for public, not-for-profit and private sector clients
1992-1994 Human Resources Consultant and Manager, Quality Improvement, TD Bank
1986 Consultant, Goldfarb Corporation
1982-1986 Management Consultant, Price Waterhouse Management Consulting


2001 Ontario Psychological Association's Public Education Award for 2001 for leadership in bringing mental health issues to the forefront in Toronto
1990 School of Continuing Studies University of Toronto, in Excellence in Teaching Award

Volunteer and community involvement

Over the past 20 years, I have devoted significant attention to community involvement and leadership.

2011 - ongoing Volunteer Glee Club for Seniors, Baycrest Community Day Program
2008 - 2011 Royal Conservatory of Music, Campaign Cabinet
2006 - 2013 Holy Blossom Temple (Toronto), Lay Cantor
2004 - 2010 Director The Ontario Trillium Foundation (two terms)
1999-now Trustee, J.B. and Dora Salsberg Fund, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
1997-2003 Director, Board of Jewish Family and Child Services (two terms)
1994-2001 Director, Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, United World Colleges (two terms)
1996-2000 Mezzo Soprano with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
1991-1999 Trustee, Hospital for Sick Children for eight years

During my career as a psychologist I was regularly quoted in Canada's leading business and national media. My articles on a wide range of topics have appeared in among others Financial Post, Toronto Star, Canadian Business and Psychologist of Ontario.


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