Barrie CARP - Chapter 36

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Barrie CARP Members Meeting: Please join us for “Seasons Centre for Grieving Children’s Programs – Inside Out” with Special Guest Speakers Joan Kennedy and Lisa Spinks, Tues. June 20, at our monthly members meeting at Traditions Banquet Hall. Presentation begins at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.

Joan Kennedy is a Registered Nurse who has worked in palliative care and mental health with adults, teens, and children for 44 years. Joan followed her hearts calling and began her career at Seasons Centre for Grieving Children as a volunteer in 1996. Since then, she has been the Program Coordinator until 2001 when she became the Program Director. Joan semi retired in 2021 and is currently the Outreach Manager for Seasons Centre. She has co-authored 4 books for bereaved children: Feeling Dealing Healing; What is Suicide Anyways?; What Does Not Ever Mean?; and Are We Still a Family?

Lisa Spinks is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) who is passionate about making a positive difference in her community. Lisa began working as the Development Director at Seasons Centre for Grieving Children in 2020 and is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside supporters to help children through their grief journeys, so they don’t have to feel alone. Other local charitable organizations that have benefited from her energy and expertise include:  Evergreen, Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation, Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie, Simcoe Community Services Foundation (now Empower Simcoe). Her commitment to advancing philanthropy extends to her volunteer role on the Board of Directors, with the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Ontario Chapter.

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