Brendan Yorke
TEACH FOR CANADA STAFF
Brendan Yorke
Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Prior to becoming Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Brendan led four rounds of teacher
recruitment, selection, and matching as Teach for Canada’s Director of Teacher Recruitment.
Brendan brings strategic thinking, analytical prowess, and a values-aligned approach to his new
position.

Brendan has had the opportunity to learn from youth in several different roles, including student
leadership facilitator in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. While in Pangnirtung, he saw committed teachers
change their students’ lives. This experience and subsequent research instilled a deep respect
for community-minded teachers. Brendan has co-authored research on adolescent development,
intercultural service-learning, and high-priority school turnarounds.

Brendan was born and raised in Truro, Nova Scotia.