Board of Directors

H.O.P.E. is built on the strength of some incredible volunteers. Our Board of Directors is just one arm of our devoted team. H.O.P.E. events, like our Volleyball SummerFest or one of our H.O.P.E. Expand our Give ventures, like our Adopt a Park initiative are powered by the energy that these volunteers produce.

Everything is cyclical. In 1982, Fred Logan and some friends created the H.O.P.E. Volleyball SummerFest.  That same year Britannia Park adopted us. In 2018 we got to return the favour – H.O.P.E. adopted Britannia Park. In a biannual event, we make that park as clean as the day it was born. The time each volunteer shares with H.O.P.E. qualifies them to join the H.O.P.E. membership.  H.O.P.E. members in good standing are eligible to run for a Board position. If you would like to become involved, don’t be shy. Contact the H.O.P.E. office. We can talk about how you can get involved.

H.O.P.E. Staff

H.O.P.E. Executive Director Laura Andrews

H.O.P.E. Operations/Logistics Manager  Flutra Zymi

H.O.P.E. Board of Directors 2023

President: Dan Carbonnell
Term: 3 year

Vice President: Mary Ellen McDonald
Term: 3 Year

Treasurer: (Interim) Mary Ellen Mcdonald

Secretary: Robert Finley
Term: 3 year

Member at Large: Mireille Watts
Term: 2 year

Member at Large: Ana Francisco
Term: 2 year

Member at Large: Franca Santagati
Term: 2 year

Hope Policies and Procedures please see below our PDF link

Hope Bylaws also see below our PDF link

This is how H.O.P.E.’s charity application process works every year.

H.O.P.E. has a Board of Directors of 7 and a General Membership of approximately 35 ppl.

Each year we post our charity application on our website around the first week of August for 2 months. Then in the first week of October we close the application.

The information provided by all the vetted applicants gets sent to the H.O.P.E. members, this helps them to decide on the Charites they would like to receive H.O.P.E. funding.

Our membership then vote on the charities, some time around the end of October, at our fall General meeting.

Only the selected charities receive a call as we have too many applicants to reach out to all.

We then announce the chosen charities at our Celebration of H.O.P.E. in Late November.

At this annual event, the Celebration of H.O.P.E., we present the cheques to the charities selected for the current year, and announce the new charities selected for the up and coming event year.