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We are Camp Quality

CQ National Office

Located in Toronto, Ontario; Our Staff work to support our regional camps in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. 

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Fiona Fisher

Executive Director

Fiona is a Community Builder and Fundraiser who has spent her career supporting causes that improve the quality of life for all children. She began in International Development with YMCA International and worked in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Following that, she worked with volunteers across Canada to support Save the Children Canada. Fiona was an active member of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child, which led her to find a new direction with children and families affected by childhood cancer. She began at Camp Trillium leading the capital campaign for the construction of Camp Trillium-Rainbow Lake, the first year-round camp for children and families affected by childhood cancer in Canada. Her passion for working with volunteers, dedicated survivors and staff has kept her with Camp Trillium to lead all fundraising efforts through the recent merger with Camp Ooch. 

An award-winning fundraiser, she is dedicated to making the lives of families affected by childhood cancer better by supporting volunteers who build community and camp-based programs. Fiona is excited to join the Camp Quality volunteers across Canada in bringing back camp in 2022. With Fiona comes her daughter, Brianna, and husband, Julian who look forward to volunteering for Camp Quality.

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Lauren Burke

Senior Director, Operations and Strategy

From Toronto, Lauren joined the Camp Quality team in 2018; she is passionate about camp and people. Over the past decade, she has worked for Camp Ooch, the YMCA, Easter Seals and the SeriousFun Children’s Network, supporting children with serious health challenges and their families across North America, Asia, Africa and South East Asia.  Currently, Lauren is a member of the Children's Oncology Camping Association Gold Ribbon Standards Committee and Ontario Camps Association Standards Visitor. For Lauren, camp is the perfect place for campers to connect with those who have a similar experience and learn new skills in a safe space. Lauren loves being a part of the CQ team and enjoys engaging with the campers, families, and the volunteer community! At camp you can find Lauren singing her favourite camp songs around the campfire or doing silly choreographed camp dances in the dining hall!

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Andrea Dawber

Lead, Fund Development

Andrea Dawber joined the Camp Quality team in September 2023, and brings with her a background in communications, fundraising, stakeholder relations, donor/funder stewardship, and community engagement. While working to address environmental justice and food security issues in Toronto and Mississauga, she collaboratively designed and executed many successful projects and programs with community, government, academic and foundation partners. She is passionate about the environment, loves being outdoors, and is looking forward to our summer camp season. Andrea has worked on three Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certifications for programming facilities, and is deeply committed to enhancing access and inclusion for our community.

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Manal Al Halabi

Senior Coordinator, Finance and Administration

Manal has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance. She brings seven years of experience in the nonprofit and charity at Riverdale Immigrant Women's Centre, supporting immigrants and refugees.

Manal is very excited to support CQC's mission to help bring joy and hope to the lives of campers and their families.

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Emily Langer

Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator

Emily is a dedicated educator and administrator deeply committed to fostering accessible, engaging, and supportive programs for a variety of communities. She brings a solid educational foundation, having earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queen's University. Her lifelong love for overnight camp experiences, where she cherished activities, nature, and built lasting friendships, drives her enthusiasm to join the Camp Quality team. Emily is excited to establish meaningful connections with families, campers, and the incredible volunteers!

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Nathan Whan

Camp Coordinator

Nathan immigrated to Canada in 2018 and jumped straight into the camping industry. Bringing his degree in Psychology to camp, he has a passion for youth development and outdoor education. He understands the transformative power of camp; allowing campers, families & volunteers to grow, learn, reflect and play! Nathan enjoys all things outside, whether it’s camping, hiking, climbing or even dog sledding! He is excited to engage with the Camp Quality community and support others in finding success at camp!

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Lauren Rossi-Zalmons

Aquatics Specialist - Summer Travel Team

Lauren is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Event Management. With a background in aquatics and lots of experience working with youth, Lauren is excited to share her passions with campers and their families. Lauren enjoys all things which physical activity can offer, from playing sports to watching them or going on her daily walks and runs. She is excited to join the Camp Quality team and to support everyone in their aquatic journey at camp.

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Callie Giffin

Camper Support Specialist - Summer Travel Team

Callie looks forward to fostering connections within the Camp Quality community this summer as the Camper Support Specialist. With a background in Rehabilitation Science and Disability Studies, she combines her knowledge with a compassionate approach to support campers and volunteers in building memorable bonds. Bringing six years of experience facilitating camp environments to ensure that all campers can thrive at camp and a love for the outdoors to her role, Callie is eager to embrace new adventures and help campers have an unforgettable summer.

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Kelsey Delesalle

Travel Nurse - Summer Travel Team

Kelsey is a vibrant, energetic, and compassionate nurse who has been a part of the Camp Quality’s Eastern Ontario medical team since 2019. She proudly contributes a wide range of nursing skills and competencies and is committed to facilitating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone at CQ. At camp Kelsey loves listening to music, dancing with friends, and participating in any crafts. When Kelsey isn’t at camp you can find her working at North York general hospital on their child and adolescent mental health unit, general paediatric unit, and their eating disorder clinic. She also fulfills travel nursing contracts throughout the year to feed her love for travel and discovery, all while helping others in need. Kelsey is very eager to spend yet another amazing summer at camp with everyone, and looks forward to creating lifelong memories at camp quality!

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Mitchell McHale

Summer Photographer - Summer Travel Team

Mitchell is passionate about camp life and youth development. He joined Camp Quality to capture and share lasting memories through his photography. As an experienced educator and outdoor enthusiast, he has taught swimming lessons and rock climbing, with a background in youth leadership. Mitchell is keen to share his talents and create meaningful experiences for everyone. 

Staff
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

(Volunteers)

Our dedicated Board of Directors, comprised entirely of volunteers, guides our organization with passionate commitment and expertise.

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Matt Harris

President

Matt is a fundraiser and former radio host based in Ottawa. He’ll bring a wealth of media experience to the Camp Quality board. He has been a volunteer at Camp Quality Northern Ontario for several years, spending time on the Camp Organizing Committee as a media coordinator. In his spare time, you’ll find him excitedly preparing for the birth of his first child this fall.

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Kyra Winfield

Vice-President

Kyra joined the Camp Quality board in May 2020. She works in commercial real estate development, leasing retail projects in western Canada. Kyra has worked in commercial real estate for over 10 years and has previous board experience with KidSport Winnipeg and Winnipeg Realtors. Kyra values her relationships and network for business development and as part of the Camp Quality Marketing and Fundraising committee.

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Erin Godard

Treasurer

Erin Godard holds the CPA, CA, and CFA designations and joined the board in May 2020. She currently
works in Finance and Operations for a start-up in the healthcare technology sector in Toronto. From
2017 to 2019, Erin founded and ran a social enterprise in Rwanda, which provides training and
professional development programs to aspiring accountants in East Africa. Prior to that, she worked for
6 years in public accounting at Ernst & Young. As a kid, Erin spent many summers at camp and is now
excited to bring her accounting and finance expertise to Camp Quality’s board. In her free time, Erin
loves travelling, hiking, and spending time at her cottage.

Hannah Brooks

Hannah Brooks

Secretary

Hannah brings a background as a dedicated healthcare professional and passionate advocate for pediatric oncology. With extensive experience in healthcare administration and a personal connection to Camp Quality, Hannah offers a unique perspective to the Camp Quality Canada Board of Directors. Having firsthand experience as a CQ camper, and a volunteer, Hannah deeply understands the needs of children and families facing similar challenges. Hannah is thrilled to join the team in making a positive impact and creating lasting memories for campers and families. 

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Fred Glady

Past President

Fred Glady BA (dist.), LL.B., LL.M. is a business executive and lawyer with 25 years’ experience helping businesses, large and small, set and achieve strategic objectives. Early in his career, Fred provided legal services to technology businesses during the dot-com era. Fred then spent over 18 years at a world-leading provider of news and information-based tools to professionals, going on to lead three commercial divisions and marketing in Canada. Today, Fred is a trusted legal and business advisor and principal of GladyLaw. A childhood camper, and now a parent of two former campers, Fred knows the magic of summer camps for kids. Fred is committed to Camp Quality’s cause and is honoured and thrilled to be  a member of the board.

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Lois Weidman

Director

Lois has been involved with CQ since 2008 and although she has been active in all areas of CQ Manitoba, her primary focus has been fundraising. By training, she is a dental hygienist and personal trainer, and at the time of retirement, Lois was the Professional Relations Coordinator for an orthodontic practice. Lois joined the CQ board of directors in 2020, bringing with her a wealth of non-profit experience. She is married and has two children and one granddaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with family. Lois lives in Winnipeg.

Rodney Yip

Rodney Yip

Director

Rodney began volunteering with childhood oncology camping in 2003, while working for IBM Canada. Upon his retirement in 2015, he held Board positions with Camp Trillium and Campfire Circle. Rodney has also held Board positions with the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, Scarborough Arts, the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange and Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. Rodney is committed to supporting his community and has been serving on Boards of Directors and executive teams for 35+ years.

Mike Commito

Mike Commito

Director

Mike Commito lives in Sudbury, Ontario, with his wife and two daughters. He is the Director of Applied Research & Innovation at Cambrian College. Outside of his work at Cambrian, Mike is the author of the Hockey 365 series on Dundurn Press. Over the years, Mike has participated in Camp Quality fundraisers in his neck of the woods and is looking forward to leveraging his skills and network to help the organization continue its important work for children and families across Canada. 

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Darin Thompson

Director

Darin Thompson joined the Camp Quality Canada Board in May 2019. Darin is a Senior Vice President with Connor, Clark & Lunn in the Toronto office. Darin lives with his family in Toronto and spends much of his time traveling across Canada. He sits on the CQC Finance & Investment Committee. Previous to Camp Quality, Darin held volunteer leadership positions with other non-profits such as the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation, Devil’s Glen Country Club, and The Thornhill Club. Darin has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, both from a private client and institutional perspective. Prior to joining the CC&L Private Capital team, Darin was an executive with a major Canadian wealth management firm, directly responsible for the delivery of their proprietary investment solutions. Since 1998 he has held the CFA designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.

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Dr. Vicky Breakey

Director

Dr. Vicky Breakey joined the board in June 2022. She is the Medical Director at Camp Quality Southern Ontario and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee. She received her medical degree from the University of Calgary and did her pediatric oncology training at SickKids. Dr. Vicky spends her non-camp days at McMaster Children’s Hospital working as a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist providing clinical care to children with cancer and blood disorders, teaching, and doing some clinical research. Camp is her most favourite place on earth and her time at Camp Quality fills her bucket for the whole year.

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Allison Brimmer

Director

Allison is an accomplished Human Resources Professional with over 20 years of experience spanning recruitment, career & leadership coaching, talent and succession planning.  She joined BMO in 2015 as a Senior Talent Advisor and moved into progressively more senior Human Resources Business Partner roles, culminating in CHRO for Corporate Areas in 2021 and then returning to Talent in 2022 as Head Leadership Succession & Executive Talent Management. Allison has worked in Financial Services, Consulting & Academia. She has a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo.

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Xue Yan

Director

Xue is a commercial real estate lawyer and a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with over 15 years of experience in providing legal and strategic counsel to a diverse clientele, including charities and non-for-profit organizations. With a passion for giving back and a heart for children,  Xue brings invaluable insights and commitment to Camp Quality Canada. Outside the boardroom, Xue cherishes time with her family and friends and indulges in travel adventures. Xue is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Loraine Seguin

Director

Loraine joined the Camp Quality board in 2024. She is a mother of 3 and a nature lover that believes in the healing power of camp as she herself found solace in nature and campfire friends after losing her husband to cancer at a young age. Loraine has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Carleton University and her Public Executive Certificate from Queen's University, as well as several other leadership certificates. She has been working for the federal government for over 16 years where she currently heads her department's leadership and management training programs. Prior to the government, Loraine worked 6 years in the financial sector and she also has experience leading both children and cancer-related fundraising initiatives. Loraine also volunteers with several youth sports teams in the Ottawa area. 

Council of Advisors

Council of Advisors

(Volunteers)

Our Council of Advisors, comprised of entirely volunteers brings their dedicated passion and expertise to assist us in achieving our mission. 

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Clara Butikofer

Clara resides near Thunder Bay, ON, and contributes her non-profit knowledge in many volunteer leadership roles including the Trans Canada Trail, cross border tourism, economic development, and community fundraising. Having served on the Camp Quality board for 13 years and at the camp level for 4 more, Clara is ready to wind down her active involvement, however, she will continue to advise on the importance of creating a Camp Quality family at all levels of the organization through fun and meaningful activities for kids with cancer, their families and the volunteers who help them.

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Lillian Cheung

Lilian is a Chartered Accountant and joined the Board of Directors in March 2016 and in 2022 was asked to join the Council of Advisors. She is a Senior Manager with Deloitte LLP in Toronto, and works extensively in the not-for-profit space in the areas of accounting, internal controls, process improvements, and governance. Lilian is deeply committed to Camp Quality's mission, and believes in the healing power of laughter and friendship, both of which camp life brings.

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Sylvia Jurys

Sylvia has been involved with Camp Quality since 1989 when she first visited the Southern Ontario Camp with Trumpets, a cuddly mascot that delighted the campers. From that day totally smitten and committed to the philosophy of Camp Quality to bring fun and laughter to kids living with cancer. Sylvia joined the Board of Directors in 1998 and brings expertise in facilities management, customer service, purchasing and contracting, safety, and food services management to the board. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Blue, Paris, and passionate about food and wine. After her broad corporate career, she enjoys using her food and wine knowledge at Quails’ Gate Estate Winery in the sunny Okanagan, where she does educational tours, and wine tasting for guests from all around the world. She operates a catering business at Wine & Thyme Cooking School in Kelowna, BC.

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Rob Keslick

Rob has over 40 years of experience in the Canadian Banking industry and a history of tying strategy and governance protocols to the “customer” in order to look beyond the status quo, and build teamwork. Rob currently works in Data Governance for BMO Financial Group. His interest in Camp Quality Canada stems from years of camping through his involvement in Scouting both as a member and a Leader where he saw the benefits (to both mind and body) that camping brings to young people first-hand. Rob is excited to be part of the Camp Quality team and pursue the philosophy that “together, we can do anything, be anything and achieve everything.” Rob is co-chair of the Governance and Succession Committee.

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Anna Kinastowski

Anna is a licensed lawyer who was the head of the City of Toronto Legal Services Division from 2002 until her retirement in 2016. In this position, she was responsible for all legal advice provided to City Council and staff. She was also responsible for the management of over 300 staff including over 120 lawyers. Anna’s retirement is filled with travel, golf, long walks, and getting together with friends. She is pleased to have joined the Board in May 2018 and is excited to be a member of the Camp Quality team.

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Don LeFeuvre
Chair Emeritus

Don is a founding director of Camp Quality Canada. He served as President of Camp Quality for six years, and he continues to serve on the Council of Advisors. During his tenure as President, Camp Quality hired our first Executive Director, started our camp in Alberta, and celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Southern Ontario camp. Don retired after practicing as a lawyer for almost 35 years. He is married and has two daughters. He and his wife have two residences; they spend the summer and fall in Sidney, B.C. and the winter and spring in Saint Maarten in the Caribbean. Don’s other charitable activities include serving as a director for Community Bible Study Canada and Chosen People Ministries Canada. He and his wife serve together as facilitators of a Christian marriage program called Love After Marriage.

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John Mathers

John is a Principal in Woodington Partners Cost Management consulting firm. He joined the Board of Directors in 1998 with the initial objective of helping out for a couple of years as a way to give to give back. As his passion for CQ grew, he has remained closely involved with the organization for over 20 years, previously as a Board Member, Vice-president, Chair of the Nominating Committee, and also as member of the HR & Compensation, Governance & Succession, and Fundraising/Marketing committees. He enjoys golf, curling, travelling the world with his wife Amanda (mostly on cruises), and spending time with his growing family and two pets Callie and Rosey.

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Isabelle Sjoberg

Isabelle joined the Board of Directors in 2010 after being involved with Camp Quality in Ottawa for several years. Isabelle has been a Pediatric Interlink Community Nurse for the past 5 years, and coordinates care for children and teens, and their families through the childhood cancer experience. She has worked extensively in the field as research nurse, educator, and clinical nurse for about 20 years in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. She hopes to assist in the continued expansion of Camp Quality programs and contribute to the ongoing positive impact they have on the childhood cancer population. In 2016, Isabelle moved from the Board to the Council of Advisors.

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Mandy Thomson

Mandy Thomson enjoyed a rich career as an education administrator, partnership coordinator, and curriculum and evaluation specialist for the North York Board of Education. On retirement, after updating her credentials in nonprofit management, she attempts to balance her life between doing board and hands-on nonprofit volunteering, enjoying the leisure and culture that Toronto offers, as well as wilderness canoeing and hiking, and travelling. For many years when younger, she was a keen camper, counsellor, and waterfront director and is so pleased to be involved in camping again through Camp Quality.

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Dr. Danielle Weidman

Danielle is a Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist in Toronto. She has been involved with Camp Quality since 2004 when she co-founded Camp Quality Manitoba (CQMB). Through her experiences with Camp Quality, her passion for childhood cancer was nurtured, which led her to pursue her medical career. Danielle was an active member of the CQMB Camp Organizing Committee (COC) for thirteen years and remains involved in an advisory role. In addition, she was a member of the inaugural COC of Camp Quality New Heights. Over the years she has been a strong advocate for Camp Quality and childhood cancer in general. She enjoys travelling, spin classes, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband David and their family.

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Gary Weilinger

Gary joined the Camp Quality Board in January 2015 and brings to the organization more than 30 years of leadership experience in the energy industry both in eastern and western Canada. His work experience includes industry association board governance, public affairs, government relations, Aboriginal, community, and stakeholder relations, as well as advocacy on energy policy and related climate change issues. In his current role, Gary is responsible for leading the commercial development of natural gas-related infrastructure in the west for what is now North America’s premier energy infrastructure company. Along with his fellow board members, Gary shares the simple vision of providing uplifting experiences for kids with cancer. Originally from Ontario and a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Gary is now a long-time resident of Calgary, Alberta, and brings a western Canadian perspective to our growing national organization.

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