About Gina Vergilio, Managing Director
Gina Vergilio, Managing Director of Vergilio Nonprofit Consulting, has an extensive career as a senior manager, leader, consultant, and trainer. As a senior manager, Gina contributed to the growth, operational effectiveness and sustainability of private sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies. Over the last 19 years as a professional consultant, Gina has worked with the boards and staff of 500+ charities, nonprofits, public sector organizations, associations, and social enterprises in Canada to improve their individual capabilities and build the capacity of their organizations.
The depth and breadth of Gina’s skills and experience allows for a more holistic approach to consulting. Unlike many sector consultants, she is qualified to address a full range of issues essential to organizational effectiveness and sustainability. She is committed to working with the boards and staff of nonprofit organizations, so they are better able to fulfill the needs of their constituents and communities.
In addition to working directly with nonprofit organizations, Gina has been selected to work in capacity building partnerships with all levels of government, United Way, Ontario Trillium Foundation, and other funders.
Gina is an experienced speaker, trainer, and instructor. She regularly keynotes at sector conferences and has delivered hundreds of workshops throughout Canada on a variety of subjects related to the voluntary sector. Since 2015, she has been a sessional instructor in Toronto Metropolitan University’s Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management Program in financial management and organizational effectiveness.
Our work is as varied as the clients we serve, therefore, we assemble a diverse team of highly trained consultants, associate consultants, analysts, specialists, and other professionals to work together on each project, based on the requirements of the project. Over the years, we have established partnering relationships with over 30 professionals across Canada who are proud to be part of our team.
“As managing director, I act as the lead consultant on all projects. I select a team of consultants with the skills, experience and approach that best fits the project and the client. With us, you never the get the B Team.”
We give back like we’re big, even though we’re not.
Everything we do is based on our desire to help Canada’s voluntary sector be the best it can be. That’s why we donate over 350 hours of time each year to the nonprofit sector through pro bono consulting and training, board involvement and community volunteering.
Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation
Vergilio Nonprofit Consulting is committed to inclusive practices, engaging and partnering with Indigenous Nations, communities and people to advance Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation though our consulting work. This effort is consistent with our continuing approach to respect diversity, whether it’s ethnicity, physical ability, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation; we accommodate and encourage the differences in approach and context that are borne from diversity.
We would like to begin by acknowledging the land on which we gather, and which we operate, is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples inhabited and cared for this land, and continue to do so today. In particular, we acknowledge the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples; the land that is home to the Metis; and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land, and by doing so, give our respect to its first inhabitants.
At Vergilio Nonprofit Consulting, this is our first step to bringing attention and showing respect to the Indigenous peoples who first lived – and currently live – on the land where we live and work.
Our efforts to reconcile with Canada's Indigenous people doesn’t stop there. We are taking action to educate our consulting partners and clients about the history of Indigenous people to help lessen the inequities experienced by Indigenous people. Wherever possible, we include Indigenous experts on our project teams to ensure that the ‘lens’ through which we see our work is informed by their unique perspectives.