Ben Coleman joined the SHN Foundation team in June 2022. He previously worked in the arts sector for five years, most recently as Manager, Government Relations at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. At the TSO, Ben worked as part of the executive office team, securing grant funding, supporting sector-wide advocacy, and working with the TSO board. Before the TSO, he worked as part of the government relations team at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Outside of work, Ben serves as the board chair of FLAP Canada, a charity that seeks to prevent birds from becoming injured or dying from window collisions. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a BSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and during his studies served as President of the University of Toronto Students’ Union, as an elected member of the University of Toronto Governing Council, and later as an appointed member of the University of Toronto Business Board.