Monica Patten "is the president and CEO of Community Foundations of Canada, a member organisation of 131 Canadian community foundations. She is chairperson of the Centre for Voluntary Sector Research and Development, a joint initiative of the voluntary sector and Ottawa' two universities. She also chairs the Voluntary Sector Forum, a joint initiative between the Canadian government and the voluntary sector. Monica serves as Chair of the Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), she is on the advisory committee of the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network and is a Senior Fellow of Synergos. In April 2002 she was honoured by the Public Policy Forum for her leadership contribution in the voluntary sector." 
Currently a director of CIVICUS.
- "Biography", CIVICUS, Accessed November 2006.