Founding members (L-R): Ashley Downs, Alora Sharpe, Jacqui Corey, Dawn Moore, Cindy Webber, [Chantel-(student)] Melinda Whitehead, Donna Dunn.
Who We Are
We are here when you need us, where you need us, for as long as you need us!
Every program or community partnership initiated receives support from HOPE’s SSW lead, who completed Paediatric Hospice Palliative Care Training facilitated by PACT at Toronto SickKids Hospital. This is just a small amount of educational certification and diplomas achieved. She also brings over 25 years’ of hands on and learning experiences; working in health care, community development and the not for profit sector, and most specifically in hospice and bereavement care.
Our grief support programs are for all ages, and is facilitated by HOPE’s Community Outreach Coordinator, who has a 5 year degree from University of Western Ontario (Majoring in Sociology, Minoring in Thanatology) with a specialty in suicide issues.
As a charitable not for profit agency, we could not function without the invaluable support from volunteers. This includes in our office, client support, assisting with fundraisers and events, as well as raising awareness throughout the community.
We are also privileged to receive placement students' support from Fanshawe College’s Human Services Department and King’s College Thanatology programs throughout each year. Contact us to see if you too may be eligible for a student placement opportunity with HOPE.
Our Support Team Leads:
Cindy Webber, Executive Director/President
(Second from right, back row in picture above)
Alora Hadzinikolaou, Community Outreach Coordinator
(Second from left, back row in picture above)