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National Committees

National committees, consisting of Kin Canada members and a staff liaison, work on special projects and act as a resource to fulfill the various mandates for each department at Kin Canada, as well as help achieve goals set out to further the Association.

Review the National Committee Overview for details about each committee's purpose and responsibilities.

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Committees

National Awards and Recognition Committee

The goal of this committee is twofold. First, this Committee will ensure Kin Canada provides a meaningful method of recognition to distinguish those members who reflect excellence in their contribution to Kin-life. In addition the committee will ensure Clubs, Zones and Districts are recognized for meeting and exceeding the expectations of the Association.

The committee is tasked with ensuring Kin Awards reflect the highest of ideals in individuals and in the operation of Clubs, Zones and Districts.

For more information, please contact Bas Zak at bzak@kincanada.ca or call (800) 742-5546 ext. 209. You may also contact Committee chair LeAnne Christiansen at lrchristiansen@telus.net or Debbie Kruger at debbiekruger1224@gmail.com.

Current Members

  • LeAnne Christiansen, Chair
  • Debbie Kruger
  • Hollee Babcock
  • Pam Moncrieff
  • Bas Zak, Staff Liaison
  • Mélanie Nieson, Staff Liaison

National Education and Training Committee

The goal of this committee is twofold. First, this committee is to ensure Kin Canada's training and education programs contribute to the development of its members in such a way that their lives are positively impacted both internally and externally to Kin. The second goal is to prepare members to fulfill leadership roles within their Clubs, Zone, District and National level.

For more information, please email education@kincanada.ca or contact Grant Ferron at gferron@kincanada.ca or (800) 742-5546 ext. 216.

Current Members

  • Terri Iredale, Chair
  • Deb Flagg
  • Dave Tidbury
  • Melodie Morgan-Lemoeligou
  • Executive Director Grant Ferron, Staff Liaison

National Club Support Committee

This Committee will focus on developing resources that help contribute to a positive “Club Life” experience and improve member engagement and satisfaction.

For more information, please contact Grant Ferron at gferron@kincanada.ca or (800) 742-5546 ext. 216.

Current Members

  • Jennifer Burry
  • Doug Christiansen
  • Jody Foster
  • Lucie Fuller Boissonneault
  • Marley Hanishewsky
  • Executive Director Grant Ferron, Staff Liaison

National Marketing & Membership Development Committee

This Committee will focus on developing resources and activities related to promoting Kin Club membership as well new Charters.

For more information, please contact Grant Ferron at gferron@kincanada.ca or (800) 742-5546 ext. 216.

Current Members

  • Micaela Thompson
  • Ashley Fox
  • Kim Schmidt
  • Executive Director Grant Ferron, Staff Liaison
  • Nadyne Esson, Advisor

National Service Committee

The National Service Committee will identify and explore new and bold opportunities for Kin Canada to have meaningful impact nation-wide while continuing to fostering our relationship and support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Irvine at lirvine@kincanada.ca or (800) 742-5546 ext. 215

Since 1964, Kin Canada has raised more than $40 million for Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the median age for a person living with cystic fibrosis (CF) has risen from four in 1964 to over forty today. Read more about the Kin-CF partnership.

Service Directors

  • Davina Thuroo, National Service Director
  • Helen Meinzinger, Chair, National Kin/ Cystic Fibrosis Canada
  • D1: Katie McKean & Dustyn Pumfrey
  • D2: Tammie Corbett
  • D3: Kim Lowe
  • D4: Caroline Gunn
  • D5: Todd Watson
  • D6: Amy McMahon
  • D7: Donna Collens
  • D8: Ashley Fjelheim & Paul Hannon
  • Lindsay Irvine, Staff Liaison