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RS Community Association

Planned, PROGRESSIVE, and responsible GROWTH

Although Rising Stars Athletics & Education has been the standard and established organization for youth and community development programs, projects and partnerships for many years, Rising Stars Community Association was more recently incorporated (2017/18) as a not for profit, in order to extend program opportunities to identified populations, places, and spaces.

Our Foundations

Rising Stars Athletics & Education has been the standard and established organization for youth and community development programs, projects and partnerships for over 25 years. Our primary organization has a wealth of directly relevant experience in planning and delivering experience-based learning opportunities that encourage youth to be active participants in their communities. Through creative collaborations with a growing list of schools, organizations, and communities, Rising Stars is experienced in assessing need and devising innovative programs and plans that creatively address determined and expressed need.

New Beginnings

Although Rising Stars Athletics & Education has been the standard and established organization for youth and community development programs, projects and partnerships for many years, Rising Stars Community Association was more recently incorporated (2017/18) as a not for profit, in order to extend program opportunities to identified populations, places, and spaces.

Strategic Directions

Our established strategic growth strategy is to progressively grow our influence in making positive differences through pursuing a growing, but limited number of projects each year, extending our reach and influence in a responsible, planned and progressive manner. 

Our experienced team of leadership, management, staff and volunteers are committed to the planning, implementation and success of special projects. The ability to share and take advantage of existing resources and experiences serves to strengthen the process in all regards. The collective experience of the leadership, management, and staff from Rising Stars Athletics & Education are committed to the planning, implementation and success of special projects within the following commitments and core directions;

I.First Nations

Youth & Community Development

II. Anti Black Racism

Awareness & Education

III. Youth In Risk

Development & Empowerment

IV. Newcomers

Active Engagement & Inclusion

We look forward to continuing to propose creative collaboratives and strategic partnerships in addressing identified need within these established priorities.

Experienced Governance

In terms of governance, each of our Directors have served as trusted partners and advisors through ongoing support and collaborations in meaningful programs and projects, and have continually demonstrated strong and similar values, with established common interest in making positive differences in many of the same. This unwavering commitment to meaningful engagement and positive differences is the foundation for all that we plan and do, together, as an organization, and community.

Our Directors

We rely confidently on the collective experience and varied resumes and proven skill set of our board. Diversity is our obvious strength! Our team of educated and distinguished professionals is fully committed to the strategic direction and growing reach and success of our association.
ChairDr. Dean Barnes System Principal, International Student Programs, HDSB
Vice-ChairKylie Richardson, Principal, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
SecretaryCatherine Ivey Senior Associate, McHugh Whitmore LLP
TreasurerMark Rajack Director of Innovation, Niagara Health
Board MemberMark Daly Principal, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Board MemberJohn Madelena Equal Opportunities Consultant, HWCDSB
Board MemberKeenan Jeppesen, MBA Technical Director, McMaster Men’s Basketball
Board MemberDelicia Channer Head Coach, Conestoga Women’s Basketball
Board MemberJoseph Curto Principal, St Ann Catholic Elementary School, HWCDSB
Board MemberJoanna Boudreau, Former System Principal – International Education & Regional Programs, DPCDSB
Executive DirectorDr. Andrew Peters, Founder & CEO Rising Stars Group of Companies

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