Our People

Board of Directors

Robert Ready,  (Chair) retired Senior Executive, Government of Canada, previous High Commissioner to Jamaica and The Bahamas

Brett Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, MBA Financial Advisory Services

Sean Shannon, Senior Executive with Marketing and P&L Leadership experience

Audrea Golding, Immigration Lawyer

Lisa Moore, Director of a National Social Justice Program

Andre Bastian, (Vice Chair) Wealth Management

David Oswald, Founder and President, DE Design + Environment Inc and Associate Professor at Royal Roads University.

Cherie Payne, Communications, Advocacy, and Government Relations Strategist

Celia Meikle, (Treasurer) CPA, CA, Audit and Assurance in the Not-For-Profit sector


Samantha Mahfood, Executive Director

Marianne Myklestu, Operations Manager

Heli Vanaselja, Manager, Philanthropy

Nicole Stewart, Senior Manager, Philanthropy

Andrea Slipek, Project Manager, International Programs

Tanya Rumble, Consultant

Latest News

Opening of Silverstone Basic School
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Thanks to tremendous generosity and kindness, Silverstone Basic School is ready to welcome back students! The students...

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Volcanoes, Vaccines, and Volunteers
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Stories From Guyana
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CANADIANS MAKE A REAL IMPACT FOR REAL PEOPLE Bernadette, Frank , Jim and Bonnie have been passionately...

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