Our Staff

Our Executive Director
Joy Vanasse
Our Assistant Director
Amanda Brizard, RECE

Our Kitchen Staff
Eric (Head Food Preparer)
Albina (Assistant Food Preparer)

Our Program Staff
In accordance with the Child Care & Early Years Act, Mahmowenchike is staffed by qualified Early Childhood Educators or those with equivalent training. Each staff member must also have up-to-date First Aid and CPR certification and valid Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector screening. Please note that our staff are also cross-trained wherever possible and you may see Supervisors or Kitchen staff in the program as Educators from time to time.

Redwood Avenue – St. Vincent school

Site Supervisor
Kate Pickett, RECE

Educators & Program Staff
Christina, RECE
Hanh, RECE
Paula, RECE
Taran, RECE
Brandi, RECE
Emma, RECE

Georgina Avenue – St. Ann school

Assistant Director
Amanda Brizard, RECE

Educators & Program Staff
Jackie, RECE
Amanda D., RECE
Cassandra, RECE
Ashley B., RECE
Shawnae, RECE
Kassidy, RECE

Selkirk Street – St. Elizabeth school

Site Supervisor
Amanda Brizard, RECE

Educators & Program Staff
Laura, RECE
Meaghan, CYW
Ashley T.

Student Placements
In addition to the regular staff of the centre, throughout the school year, Confederation College students who are studying Early Childhood Education are welcomed into our programs to complete their placements. This benefits not only the students and the staff, but the children, as students bring in a new perspective and new ideas for educational activities within the program.