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Board of Directors

Function of the Board of Directors
It is the board that is ultimately responsible for making sure that the Learning Centre for Georgina fulfills its mission.

Board of Directors

Scott Parker - President
Monica Dostal - Vice President
Lynn Vanlieshout - Treasurer & Secretary

Melissa Moss
Jorden Irwin
Michelle Curran
Yvonne Parker

  • To be familiar with LCG's by-laws, policies, and procedures.
  • To participate in developing and implementing business plan and strategic plan (8 - 10 hours annually).
  • To attend monthly board meetings as scheduled (2 - 3 hours per month).
  • To participate in one or more committees/reference groups and possibly chair one (2 - 6 hours per month)
  • To attend fundraising events and fulfill duties as agreed upon at meetings (2 hours per month).
  • To prepare for meetings by reading reports and other meeting related material.
  • To perform annual peer review of board performance.
  • Set and meet success indicators annually.
  • To understand LCG's mission and mandate.
  • To set policy for LCG.
  • To make sure that effective organizational planning takes place.
  • To make sure that funds are properly managed.
  • To know the board's legal obligations and make sure they are followed.
  • To recruit and evaluate new board or committee members as needed.
  • To approve the hiring and releasing of staff, based on the recommendation of the personnel committee.
  • To represent community-based literacy programs in their regions.
  • To seek out and contact possible funding sources as agency needs develop.

Staff Members

Kirsty King - Executive Director

Jennifer Hopper - Executive Assistant

Dylan Ivens - Program Manager

Kristen Brown - Instructor

Kristin Saunders - Instructor

Jeremy Bertrand - Instructor

Erin Brook - Office Assistant


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A Brief History

The Program Planning Committee of the Georgina Community Resource Centre (G.C.R.C.) formed the Learning Centre for Georgina in March 1985. The project was originally a branch of the Newmarket Council, now known as Literacy Council York Simcoe, and came under the wing of G.C.R.C. to be able to access government funds. In October 1985, a community sounding was held to determine the need and support for the program. In February 1986, a Laubach Trainer from Newmarket delivered the first tutor training.

The organization underwent several changes and moves with a pivotal partnership made with Seneca College in 2007 allowing us to offer non-credit college preparatory classes in English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. We made the decision to amalgamate all programs so that we could offer more learners assistance in our now much larger space that we moved to in 2017, this was possible due to the courtesy of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Mission Statement 

To offer high quality training that assists individuals to improve their essential literacy and numeracy skills for workplace and personal successes.

Vision Statement

The Learning Centre for Georgina is a centre of excellence that fosters lifelong learning in our community.



Student Success Story

“I needed to get my Grade 12 math credit as soon as possible to get into the college course I wanted. My high school guidance councillor recommended the Learning Centre.”

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