College-Montrose Children’s Place is managed, governed and operated by a committed, dynamic and highly talented group of individuals who believe passionately in our mission, vision and values.
Our Board of Directors
College-Montrose Children’s Place is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of up to 12 community members. Directors are elected to a two-year term at our Annual General Meeting each June.
Catherine Fowler, Chair
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Catherine is Director of Business Operations and Development at the Loran Scholars Foundation. She is the former Chair of the Finance Committee for SKETCH, Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth; the Director of Array Music and a national-level figure skating judge. Catherine has been a CMCP Board member since 2012 and also serves as Chair of the CMCP Development Committee.
Patrick Madden, Vice- Chair
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Patrick has been volunteering with CMCP since 2012 and has helped CMCP through two strategic planning cycles. In his professional life Patrick works as a consultant supporting public sector and not-for-profit organizations here in Canada as well as in Africa and the Middle East. His areas of specialty include institutional development, planning, evaluation, policy development, performance measurement and results based budgeting. Prior to his consulting work Patrick spent thirty years working in various components of the Ontario Government.
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Angela works as an Investment Counsellor with Burgundy Asset Management. She has 20 years of experience in the Canadian investment industry, having worked with individuals, families and institutional clients.
Angela received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1994. She was awarded the Certified Financial Planning designation in 2000, the Canadian Investment Management designation in 2009 and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2013. Angela currently serves on the Board of Directors for College-Montrose Children’s Place, as well as the Pension Committee for March of Dimes Canada. She is a member of the Toronto CFA Society.
Robert Spafford, Secretary
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Robert has worked at Cidel Asset Management as a VP, Portfolio Manager since 2006, where he is focused on managing clients wealth in the Energy, Materials and Telecoms industries. Robert obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba in 1996, and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto in 2005. Robert also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, awarded in 2002.
Robert is a father of two young boys who have been participants in CMCP programs. (Board member since 2017)
Isabel María Pérez–Doherty
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Isabel is a mother and a participant in CMCP programs. She is a multilingual economics graduate with studies on International Development and Management of Civil Society organizations; she possesses over 15 years’ experience in international organizations in the UK, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Her experience in the non- profit sector has shaped her as a well-rounded development professional with vast experience in data-driven fundraising and supporter engagement. She is a Non-Profit Executive Professional with a particular interest in education and migration issues and with a great passion for finding solutions to overcome inequity and to create opportunities for all.
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Morten is an independent consultant and an expert in digital and analog design, IC design, firmware and software design and digital signal processing.
He received the equivalent of a master's degree in computer science from Aarhus University in 1990 after completing a bachelor's degree in physics. From 1989, he was employed at TC Electronic in a small R&D department; he implemented software, firmware and DSP code for all TC Electronic products released in the first half of 1990s.
Morten left TC Electronic in 2003 to set up TC Applied Technologies a fab-less semiconductor company focusing primarily on the development and delivery of semiconductors and IP supporting audio networking technologies for the professional and consumer electronics sectors. These technologies include the DICE series of chips and the JET PLL.
He served as the CEO of TC Applied Technologies until February 2016 and is now an independent consultant. (Board member since 2017)
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As a Senior Communications Coordinator with Ontario’s Ministry of Energy, Patrick led a series of Long-Term Energy Plan consultations in the fall of 2016. Over a five-week period, Patrick and senior ministry officials consulted with more than 700 energy sector stakeholders and some 500 members of the public in 17 communities across Ontario to discuss the next 20 years of provincial energy planning. He also serves as one of the chief speechwriters for Glenn Thibeault, Ontario’s Minister of Energy.
Patrick previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor for various Ontario ministries. These include the Ministries of Intergovernmental Affairs; Health and Long-Term Care; and Health Promotion. More recently, he served as a Senior Trade Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth’s Trade Policy Branch. This branch will represent the Ontario government in the upcoming NAFTA negotiation as well as the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
Patrick holds Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Secondary Education degrees from McGill University. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Public Policy and Communications from the London School of Economics. (Board member since 2017)
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Regina Martyn is a labour and employment lawyer. She is currently working at Toronto Hydro. Prior to joining Toronto Hydro, Ms. Martyn worked as a lawyer in the Toronto office of a prominent global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada. She is committed to serving the public and has extensive experience working with human rights organizations including the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada, and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Global Call to Action against Poverty. Ms. Martyn lives with her husband and two young children in Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood. (Board member since 2018)
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Dual qualified (England and Wales/Ontario) lending and structured finance lawyer.
- Admitted England and Wales - 2007.
- Admitted Ontario - 2015.
- Senior associate at leading Canadian law firm - Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
- 7 years previous practice at US/international law firm in London, England and New York City.
- In-house legal experience at two leading international financial institutions.
- Extensive experience advising on a variety of large complex structured cross-border financings, securitizations and lending transactions.
- Awards: Recognized in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of IFLR100 - The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms - as a “Rising Star” (Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Securitization).
- Interests: Travel, photography, sailing and yoga.
- Languages: Conversational/basic French, German and Spanish. (Board member since 2018)
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Ryan has been a partner in the Financial Services Assurance group of PwC since 2012. Through his 17 years of experience in Toronto, Ryan has gained a wealth of knowledge of issues affecting businesses in multiple industries, allowing him to bring new ideas to his clients and help solve their complex problems.
Ryan’s passion for gender equality has him actively involved in PwC’s award-winning Women in Leadership (WiL) Program as a coach and sponsor and as a HeForShe Champion. WiL is an internal career development program focused on providing insights, tools, networks and experiences that facilitate the personal and professional growth of our diverse female talent. HeForShe is UN Women’s movement for gender equality and PwC is a proud founding Impact Champion. Most recently Ryan has become the Executive Sponsor of PwC’s newly launched Disability, Ability & Wellness Network (DAWN).
Outside of PwC, Ryan is highly involved as the Co-Chair for the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation’s Engage program. CAMH Engage is a dynamic group of young professionals focused on strategy and fundraising initiatives in support of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation.
Our management team
The dedicated management team of College-Montrose Children’s Place oversees our sites day-to-day, delivers our programs and services and fundraises to ensure we have the resources to offer excellent child and family support.
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Emilia has been with CMCP since 1983. Equipped with her ECE background, she joined us as a program and outreach worker under a federal employment program for newcomers. As the organization grew, Emilia grew with it and now manages a budget of over $1 million and 10 program sites. She is originally from Portugal and values time spent with her two daughters and four grandchildren.
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Corina was first introduced to CMCP in 2003 as an ECE student during her placement. A few years later she was hired as a Family Support Worker and worked our frontlines for over 10 years. In 2016 Corina joined the management team as the Community Programs Manager. Her passion for connecting with families means you still might see her leading the occasional circle time or parenting workshop.
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Mark first joined CMCP as a participant with his daughter in 2008. He began volunteering extensively with us and served on our Program and Hiring Committees and took part in strategy planning sessions. His passion for children and CMCP earned him an invitation to join our management team in 2016. Mark contributes the skills he has developed over his many years as an entrepreneur to help build a stronger community.
- Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator: Nascha Freire, firstname.lastname@example.org|416-532-9485, extension 229
- Program Administrative Assistant: Durriya Khambati, email@example.com |416-532-9485, extension 221
- Administrative Assistant: Rosa Lai, firstname.lastname@example.org | 416-532-9485, extension 225
Lead Family Support Workers:
- Melanie Robitaille
- Marnie Bernstein
- Rabeya Hoosain
- Manuela Lains
- Ashleigh Judge
- Cleo Rios
- Naiomi Joseph
- Lisa Sampson
- Pamela Irish
- Ildi Baltoumas
- Jennifer Garro
“The staff here are amazing. They provide a caring, loving, approachable environment.”
– Mel, CMCP participant
We offer placements in Early Childhood Education, Nursing and Social Work and other programs to students from schools including Humber College, Seneca College, Ryerson University and George Brown College.
At CMCP, students gain an opportunity to work in a dynamic environment with a focus on teamwork under the supervision of an experienced staff member.
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Summer student opportunities
College-Montrose Children’s Place receives funding to hire summer students. To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Administrative Assistant Rosa Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 30th.