Kathleen Sharpe is a senior manager in government and the cultural sector. She has been Executive Director of the
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund since its inception in 1999. The Fund, a unique program established to support cultural
tourism attractions through a combination of grants and loans, has committed over $80 million to more than 800 cultural
tourism projects around Ontario.
Prior to OCAF, Kathleen was Director of the Culture Division of the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, a post she held
from 1991 until amalgamation of the municipality into the City of Toronto in 1998. Kathleen has also held management
positions at the Ontario College of Art and Design and The Banff Centre and is chair of the Toronto Arts Foundation
board. She sits on many advisory committees including those for Nuit Blanche and the Ontario Not for Profit Network.