Jennifer is the Coordinator of client services of Anne’s House, and has been working for Nazareth Community since April 2015. Her goal is to develop a family like atmosphere and provide a stable environment to support women with mental health issues and who are homeless. Jennifer believes that all women should have the right to a community that supports and empowers one another.
Executive Director since 2011; Sheila believes in a community based, team approach with our residents at the center. “My objective is to continue to raise awareness and understanding of our homeless neighbours”
Combining approaches from my first BA in Recreational Therapy and my current educational pursuit in a bachelor’s degree of Social Work, I am devoted to collaborating with the residents in exploring their unique means for self empowerment. My interest is primarily in understanding the involvement of family support in the recovery process for persons living with mental illness.
When you work at a nonprofit, you wear many hats. My main responsibilities include administrative assistant, volunteer coordinator, support worker and social media manager at Nazareth. There is no better feeling than building relationships with the amazing people who reside at Nazareth and knowing that what you are doing is changing their lives and improving their well-being.
I am a graduate student and case worker at Anne’s House with previous experience working within several at-promise communities. I am passionate about approaching emotional wellbeing and transformative goal setting with intention and purpose. I employ a strengths-based framework which functions under the core belief that there is dignity and worth in all people.
Emmanuelle as been a member of the Anne’s House intervention team since May 2017. She joined Nazareth Community with previous experience in the areas of mental health and transitional housing for women in difficulty.
I am the accountant at the Communauté Nazareth since August 2014. I have acquired a lot of experience by working at several non-profit organizations during the last 14 years. It is gratifying to work in a place where the mission is to come to the aid of the less fortunate. The relationship you foster with the residents at the Nazareth House is enriching and delightful.
Fr. John Walsh – CEO
Roman Catholic Priest (retired) social activist, author, broadcaster, presently volunteers on 3 boards
John Corker President
President and founder JCOR construction, volunteer project manager for Anne’s House.
Jack Emrich Treasurer
Partner – Berger, Emrich, Valencak Inc.
Alfredo Consentino- BOD Member
Account Manager at Aerotek- He is an active member in the community. Volunteer hockey coack and member of the Montreal Irish Rugby Football Club Board.
“I was introduced to Nazareth by my father Serge Duval, after coming to visit at my first meeting I immediately knew I wanted to be involved. Seeing how much everyone at the table cared about this community is something that really made me think in the coming days after the meeting. Realizing that I was the youngest person in the room by probably over 20 years really made me want to get involved to help be the next generation to make sure the community lives on for the next 100 years”
Katie Corker- BOD member
I have been exposed to the fantastic work that Nazareth Com-munity does through my father’s direct involvement in the char-ity as a member, and now President of the Board of Directors. I recently joined the board myself for several reasons. First and foremost I believe that mental health and housing are two systemic problems in Canada that are not receiving the fund-ing they require to tackle them. Second, I though it would be fun to get involved in charity work alongside my father, as well as one of our old family friends (Mr. Robin Burns). Finally, I thought that my experience working in internation-al development and managing institutional funding could pro-vide an added value to the Nazareth Board.
Robin Burns – Vice President
Former NHL hockey player and founder of ITECH Sport Products. Still active with many business ventures, Robin is also on a few distinguished boards that support great causes. He has been married over 50 years .
Tracey Burns – Anne’s House Tenant Committee and Fundraising
Works in the student services department at John Abbott College. Proud married mother of two boys, one girl and two dogs.
“started coming down to visit Nazareth House years ago with my father Robin. “Anne’s House” is named after my aunt and godmother, Anne Burns so it is near and dear to my heart. With the help of all the amazing women in my life, in-cluding my mom, aunts, sister-in-laws, cousins and friends, I have been able to fundraise every Christmas for the last 4 years and put together gift baskets for the wonderful ladies who live in “Anne’s House”. I decided to get more involved this summer and join the Board of Directors because I want to more involved in the Nazareth Community”