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Every Kid in our Communities Coalition Recognition of Asset Builders

June 6, 2023

LEEDS AND GRENVILLE — The Every Kid in our Communities (EKIOC) Coalition hosted their seventh “Recognition of Asset Builders” event on Sunday June 4, 2023 at the YMCA of Eastern Ontario. This event was a chance to celebrate and honour organizations, businesses, and people who make a difference in the lives of children and youth – in other words they build assets! 

Through a public nomination process, the following thirty-three “asset builders” were identified, and recognized at the celebration: Amira Al Mezel, Ashley Perkins, Brenda Haystead, Bryan Edgeley, Carole Evely, Catherine Carry, Christina Campbell, Dane Fellows, Darcy P’os, Dave MacGregor, Erika Trewartha, Family & Children’s Service of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, Jennifer McMaster, Karrie Kirton, Keith McCrae, Kerri Tadeu, Lisa Alexander, Lyndsay Pilling, Maddy Henry, Magean Plue, Margaret Friedman, Mayur Vadher, Paula Perrault, Rich Tamblyn, Roxanne Harrington, Sam Sirois, Sarah McCue, Shane Geraghty, Sondra McDougall, Tawnya Boileau, Taylor Brown, Terri Nash, Willy Stevenson.

These thirty-three “asset builders” are helping to powerfully and positively shape the lives of young people.

“This was our first live event since 2019 and an opportunity to recognize the additional efforts assets builders have made during the pandemic,” said Karynn von Cramon, Coordinator of EKIOC . “Their contributions to our community are humbling.”

For more information and resources on asset building, please visit:


For media interviews, contact Karynn von Cramon, Coordinator of EKIOC, [email protected]  

Tawnya Boileau, EKIOC Developmental Assets Work Group, 613-345-5685 ext. 2226 [email protected]

A photo of the group in attendance on June 4 is available.

EVERY KID IN OUR COMMUNITIES is a collaborative of child, youth and family service providers which strives to build a community in which every child and youth is safe, healthy, valued and lives in a family and neighborhood where:  all babies have the best start possible; all children and youth are cared for and safe; all children are ready for school; all children and youth are successful at school; all children and youth are practicing safe and healthy behaviors; and all youth are making successful transitions to adulthood. Learn more at our website