Jaime is a results driven fundraising professional, currently Executive & Managing Director at Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation; her previous role was Chief Development Officer at True Patriot Love Foundation. Jaime began her not for profit career at SickKids Foundation where she supported the growth of the peer-to-peer fundraising program, SickKids Leaders.
Following that, she spent some time as a senior development staff person at Villa Charities Foundation, an Italian Canadian organization that supports culturally specific programming across the GTA. Here she was responsible for all individual and corporate fundraising through all their signature events, including The Venetian Ball.
Jaime then joined Right To Play, where she founded the Right To Play Champions Program, a group of like-minded individuals, senior level executives, philanthropists, across many sectors, which raise awareness and funds. In just four years, the group expanded to the greater New York area with its official launch in January 2014.
Jaime received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from York University, Toronto, and is also a certified Ashtanga Yoga Instructor. She has participated in several Expeditions including climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for Right To Play’s programs. Jaime has also participated in an expedition to the North Pole and a sea kayak adventure through the Bay of Exploits, NFLD to Fogo Island. She enjoys spending her free time with her 4-year-old son, Henry.
‘I am a change maker who leads by developing non-profits into mission driven, high performing organizations. I am the next step when a non-profit needs to recast its strategy and develop its board beyond the founder; hire the best staff in new roles; and professionalize the organization's relationships with its donors and community. I make hard decisions; the tough calls. But, I do it with compassion by always acknowledging the greater social impact these organizations need to make; the lives improved and saved and the great responsibility that comes with that.’
Sandi is the VP Fundraising, at Childhood Cancer Canada, with over 25 years of nonprofit experience in community-based and national charities. Realizing her passion to support children and families, Sandi previously worked at the Children's Wish Foundation, where she was National Director, Chapter Relations and led them through the Imagine Accreditation process, becoming a Volunteer Peer Reviewer. Before that, Sandi worked with several organizations in New Brunswick and Ontario. Through various leadership roles and experiences, she has gained expertise in governance, strategic planning, coaching, staff management, fundraising, and volunteer engagement. Sandi is a dynamic collaborator and values the strength of relationships and building organizations to their potential. Sandi has a BBA from UNB (Fredericton) and enjoys travelling.
Jamie has been the Database Administrator with Childhood Cancer Canada since 2016.
Prior to joining the Childhood Cancer Canada Team, his passion toward non-profit and database systems began with Daily Bread Food Bank as Database & Donor Services Coordinator. His program studies at the University of Toronto was split between Psychology and Political Science. This preparation built the foundation for an incredible tour of duty at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, working in an administrative support capacity within both in-patient and out-patient units. He has a well-rounded employment history with time spent with a regulatory college, insurance, real estate and retail organizations. There is nothing he looks more forward to than some time on the boat at the cottage in the height of summer.
Tasia is a University of Windsor (B.A Visual Arts and Communications) alumni and obtained a post-grad in Corporate Communications from Seneca College. After years of working as an Executive Assistant for various media companies, she decided to use her skills to work in the non-profit sector.
She enjoys working at Childhood Cancer Canada because of all her interactions with families that have been positively impacted by the organization through the various programs.
Tasia is a young adult cancer survivor and has used her personal experience to inspire young women to advocate for their rights in healthcare. When Tasia is not at work she enjoys listening to new music and blogging.
Brandon Atkinson is the Manager of Programs and Grants for Childhood Cancer Canada and brings 10 years of experience supporting and growing youth programming across Canada. Prior to working with Childhood Cancer Canada, Brandon spent 5 years supporting families affected by childhood cancer at Camp Oochigeas as part of their In-Hospital program team and as the Assistant Manager of Overnight Programs. Before that, Brandon spent time supporting various camp and youth based organizations such as Right to Play, Youth Fusion, the YMCA of Kitchener-Waterloo, and Scouts Canada grow and build their programs to meet the needs of the populations they serve. Brandon is an engaging and collaborative leader who thrives in change and looks forward to building relationships with stakeholders around the organization. When he’s not at work, Brandon loves to stay active playing hockey and running, as well as planning his next adventure trip.