Quinte Children's Foundation
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The Children’s Foundation (TCF) has been helping children and youth in Hastings County since 1991 and in 2015 expanded to include Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties. The Children’s Foundation is an autonomous organization governed by its own Board of Directors and is the charitable arm of Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA). Additionally, TCF offers programs for families who have no affiliation to HSCA.


MISSION

We strive to improve the quality of life for children and youth in need by providing educational opportunities, inspiring activities, engaging experiences, and resources, that empower children and youth for future success, in the communities of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.


VISION

No child or youth will do without positive experiences and equal opportunities to help them realize their potential.


VALUES

In pursuit of our Vision and Mission and in our work with each other and other community partners, we are committed to:

Child & Family Focused

We will focus on children, youth and the needs of their family. We strive to understand the needs of children in our community and to remember that family means different things to different people.

Integrity & Accountability

The staff and Board will be accountable to our stakeholders for the effective and efficient management of The Children’s Foundation. It is vital that the community is confident in the transparency and integrity of the decisions made and the people who make them.

Compassionate & Inspirational

Respect, confidentiality, compassion, and a non-judgmental attitude guide all of our actions. The Children’s Foundation will always promote hope and the belief that change can and does happen. Inspiring children and youth to realize their potential.

Committed

We are committed to the children and families in our community and will work to improve the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and youth through prevention, enrichment and educational programming.

Leaders & Partners

We recognize that our community is best served by organizations working together toward achievement of common goals.


WHO WE ARE

Board of Directors

Sheri Thompson

Chair

Partner, Pretsell Davies Thompson Benton LLP Lawyers

Sherry Archer

Past Chair

Instructor, Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (ALCDSB). Director, Archer's Poultry Farm Ltd.

Liz Lehtinen

1st Vice-Chair

Occassional Teacher, Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board

Mike Callaghan

2nd Vice-Chair

Chief, Belleville Police Services

Cynthya Schmidt

Treasurer

Owner/Operator, McDonald's Quinte West & Brighton

Cassandra Bonn

Secretary

Account Executive, Quinte Broadcasting Ltd - Mix 97, Rock 107, 800 CJBQ, Quintenews.com

Rick Phillips

Director

Reeve of Tyendinaga Township and Warden of Hastings County

Jack Miller

Director

Sports Director, Quinte Broadcasting Ltd., Mix 97, Rock 107, 800 CJBQ, QuinteNews.com

Suzanne Hunt

Director

Partner, Templeman Menninga LLP

Trish Clarke

Director

Sales Representative, Royal LePage Pro Alliance Realty

Leslie Pallant

Director

Clinic Manager

Tami Callahan

Ex-Officio

Executive Director, Highland Shores Children's Aid

Allyson Williams

Director

Chief Operations Officer, Williams Hotel

Alyssa Parks

Director

Shopify Coordinator

Sarah Rozema-Seaton

Founder and CEO

Big Red Bow Digital Marketing


Staff

Kim Henry

Executive Director

Kim Henry has a long history in the not for profit sector, serving various organizations and agencies for over 20 years.  Kim brings  extensive fundraising…

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Jackie Foster

Manager of Finance & Administration

Jackie Foster graduated from the accounting program at Loyalist college and is very excited to strengthen her experience as the Financial Coordinator with The Children’s…

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Zoey Jouwstra

Special Events Coordinator

Born and raised in Brighton Zoey is enthusiastic and eager to help local children in our community thrive. Zoey studied radio broadcasting at Loyalist college…

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Kaitlyn Saseniuk-Foreman

Program & Marketing Coordinator

Kaitlyn has extensive history with The Children’s Foundation as a youth. She benefited from the support she received when she was younger and made it…

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Development/ Administration Assistant



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THE CHILDREN'S
FOUNDATION

Belleville (Main) Site
363 DUNDAS STREET WEST
BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO
K8P 1B3

T: 613-962-9292
F: 613-966-3868

BN : 892996968RR0001

THE CHILDREN'S
FOUNDATION

Northumberland Site
1005 BURNHAM STREET
COBOURG, ONTARIO
K9A 5J6

T: 905-372-1821 x1258
F: 905-372-5284

THE CHILDREN'S
FOUNDATION

Prince Edward County Site
16 MACSTEVEN DRIVE
PICTON, ONTARIO
K0K 2T0

T: 613-476-7957 x2470
F: 613-476-2316