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Champions for Kids Foundation Announces New Executive Members
Champions for Kids Foundation Announces New Executive Members
Posted on 01/22/2015

By Allison Grange

(Brockville) - The Upper Canada District School Board's (UCDSB) Champions for Kids Foundation is pleased to announce a number of changes to its executive. The changes involve current members who have taken on new roles, as well some new members who have joined the foundation's board of directors.

In compliance with bylaws that state that executive members can only serve on the Champions board for six years, outgoing Interim President Bill Loshaw welcomed the foundation's new members, and recognized outgoing members at a meeting today.

“We certainly appreciate all that our outgoing members have done for Champions for Kids throughout the years,” Loshaw said. “The foundation has levelled the playing field for many children, youth and families, and it will continue to serve as an anti-poverty strategy in the years to come. There is a strong belief in the value and work of the foundation, and I sincerely thank those who have been a part of the organization since our inception.”

Incoming President Carole Dufort said she looks forward to working with the new executive to continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of children.

“I have tremendous respect for the accomplishments of the founding team, and I thank them for their hard work.” she said. “I look forward to working with our new and continuing members so that we can build upon the solid foundation that has been established, and continue to focus on supporting children.”

The UCDSB's Champions for Kids Foundation is a charity that was formed in January 2008 to help support children and families in need. Its mission is to secure resources to support students so they can thrive beyond traditional classroom walls. Since its inception, Champions for Kids has disbursed more than $1 million by providing a helping hand to families to meet their child's medical needs, and allow them to participate in sports, arts, and other activities outside of school hours.

Changes to the UCDSB Champions for Kids executive are listed below:

Champions for Kids Board of Directors Effective January 2015




Carole Dufort

1st Vice President

Ray Westendorp

2nd Vice President

Terry Davies


Lisa Workman


Nancy Barkley

Director of Disbursements

Terry Gardiner

Co-Directors of Fundraising

David Morrison

Casey Nelson

Director of Communications

Allison Grange

Director of Marketing and Community Outreach

Stacey McCready

Members at Large

Diana Kingston, Tim Mills, Carol Casselman

Trustee Liaison

Caroll Carkner

Outgoing executive members include Kathy Bushfield, Mark Calder, Phil Dawes, Nancy Hanna, Bill Loshaw, Sandy McInnes, and David K. Thomas.

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