Speaker Date Topic
President Cliff Thompson Jul 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Turnover Party (In Person) Jul 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Celebrating outgoing President Liz Behrens & Welcoming President for 2022-2023 Cliff Thompson

Details sent to all members via email.  

Melody Pitts Jul 28, 2022 12:00 PM
The Willow Foundation

The Willow Foundation raises funds annually to support several ongoing programs like Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Zumba.


Creative Art pursuits provide older adults with multiple benefits, not the least of which is improved cognitive function. These such therapies can draw a person living with dementia out of a world of isolation and into a world of comfort and connection. For the individual with Alzheimer’s disease, Music and Art Therapies can be a gift that helps restore their sense of personhood.

Current studies in the fields of art therapy, confirm that art can affect individuals in positive ways by inducing both psychological and physiological healing. Several studies show that art and music can reduce the depression and anxiety that are often symptomatic of chronic diseases. Other research demonstrates that the imagination and creativity of older adults can flourish in later life, helping them to realize unique, unlived potentials, even when suffering from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.
Therapeutic art experiences can supply meaning and purpose to the lives of older adults in supportive, nonthreatening ways.

In addition to supporting programs and services, The Willow Foundation also supports holiday and social events, as well as special trips and outings.

Adam Brylowski, Manager of Conservation & Trail Aug 04, 2022 12:00 PM
Bruce Trail Conservancy
TBA Aug 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Club Member Classification Speech
Dayana Gomez Aug 25, 2022 12:00 PM
Health Partners International of Canada
Health Partners International of Canada
Dayana Gomez, Director of Philanthropy & Communications at HPIC since 2019. Worked in the not-for profit sector for 15 years – my passion has always been to advocate and work to help ensure that everyone has the basics to live their best life- having food on the table and healthcare. I worked for over a decade at the Daily Bread Food Bank, handling corporate partnership and media events (CBC Sounds of the Season & BT Spirit of the Season etc.), and then worked the William Osler Hospital Foundation and Mackenzie Health Foundation and centered in major gifts, community partnerships and executing capital campaigns. I truly enjoy working at HPIC and making a difference in the lives of people in need. I am privileged and blessed to action our mission around the world and help to restore health and with that - hope. I was born in Ecuador and now I love in Mississauga with my husband and three children (two of which have entered the college life).
Marc Clare, Executive Director Sep 01, 2022
Halton Catholic Children's Foundation - Strategic Plan
Halton Catholic Children's Foundation - Strategic Plan

I grew up in Burlington and attended St. Raphael CES and Assumption CSS. I am a husband, father, brother, son, dog owner, volunteer, soccer player & cyclist. I was fortunate to be the first staff hired with the Halton Catholic Children’s Foundation in September 2014. Prior to that, I spent 22 years with the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford in a variety of operational, management and fundraising roles. I volunteer on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Golden Horseshoe Chapter. I also very much enjoy being a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #15920 (Holy Rosary, Burlington). In my role as Executive Director (HCCF), I have been truly humbled and honoured to serve members of our Halton Catholic community. Poverty remains a powerful factor in whether a student succeeds in school, so helping them to overcome financial barriers to education has been so gratifying



In Person Gathering for Club Members Sep 08, 2022 12:00 PM