Mailing Address: 1650 Toronto Street, Regina, SK. S4P-1M2
Board Member Biographies
Dawn Thomas-Cameron, President – Inspired by Prairie School for Union Women in 2014, Dawn decided she wanted to set up a non-profit daycare in Regina. With the help of her spouse, Jason, she is making it happen.Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan. She has been employed at SaskTel for 11 years. Her daughter, Brandi, is 20 years old, her oldest son, Damian, is 6 years old and they have a new addition to the family – Tristan. He is a whopping 6 months old. “Quality daycare has been a challenge – both in Saskatoon and in Regina. When you find a good spot, hold on it it for dear life.” Dawn is currently in Toastmasters and is establishing the daycare as a High Performance Leadership Project.
Jason Cameron, Treasurer, holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary. While dawn is on maternity, Jason is working for Scouts Canada as an areas support manager keeping hundreds of adult volunteers happy. Jason also brings management, case management, sales, marketing, teaching and early childhood education experience to the organization. In the past, he has designed Kindergarten programs for daycare’s in Calgary. He will be assisting with the curriculum development as one of his roles on the Board.
Lindsay Gatzke – Lindsay has worked as a Clerical Associate at SaskTel since September 2009.Lindsay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Systems from DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary. Lindsay is Mom to a busy 4-year old daughter who keeps Mom & Dad on their toes!Lindsay loves to be creative – some favourite pastimes include scrap-booking, baking and cake/cupcake decorating. Some day Lindsay would love to open her own Cupcake Bakery!
Alex Deacon – Alex is a fellow Toastmaster and a new parent himself! Ask him how to survive a WASP (White, Anglo Saxon Protestant) Wedding. His reply will keep you laughing. He is also a lawyer. We hope he will contribute his legal expertise (and humour) to the Board.
Tom Blair – Tom is a fellow Toastmaster. He is employed at FCC (Farm Credit Canada). He has a couple of kids over the age of 7. He is also married.
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Totally Kids Daycare Inc.
04 / January / 2016
PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release
Totally Kids Daycare has just launched a 50/50 lottery campaign that could be worth up to $50,000.00 to one lucky winner!
Dawn-Thomas-Cameron, former Green Party candidate in Indian Head for this upcoming provincial election, is announcing two major fundraisers for Totally Kids Daycare Inc. – a charity she founded a year ago to address this provinces lack of quality daycare spaces.
The first is a 50/50 campaign that will run from now until April 15, which will see one lucky winner walk away with up to $50,000.00.
The second is in partnership with Applebee’s; their 1500th Flapjack Fundraiser complete with silent auction, face-painting and, of course, 50/50 tickets available for purchase – on February 6th. You can purchase tickets and/or volunteer to help a great community cause on the organizations website – www.totallykidsdaycare.com.
In 2014, Dawn came back from a week long Prairie School for Union Women with disheartening information – that only 12% of children 5 and under in Saskatchewan had access to quality, affordable daycare. Since then her community focus has been on creating Totally Kids Daycare Inc., a CRA registered charity, to help create more spaces in Regina.
“We are dedicated to creating a ‘green’ child-care facility that embraces a love of learning, community and the environment. One in which we can work towards a zero-waste facility powered by renewable energy sources. Helping to create safe learning environments for our youth should be one of our provinces top priorities. The children are our future. Leasing and renovating our first space is our own top priority. These fundraisers will be the key that opens the door to desperately needed child-care spaces in our city.”
Further Details / Contact
Dawn Thomas-Cameron, President
Totally Kids Daycare Inc.