Hope’s Home maintains a strong Board of Directors whose role includes the approval and review of the annual budget, overseeing and approval of independent audits, the ongoing review of Hope’s Home financial well-being, the selection and appointment of the Chief Executive Officer, and the nomination and appointment of new board members.
Hope’s Home Board of Directors oversees the organization throughout Saskatchewan, works to enhance growth and development across Canada, and ensures guidance, transparency, and accountibility at all levels.
It is comprised of a carefully selected group of individuals who come from a variety of education and employment backgrounds. Members are chosen based on the perspective and talents they can contribute, and are charged with the responsibility of acting as the governing body of Hope’s Home to ensure the organization’s philosophy, goals, mission, and vision are met.
Richard joined Affinity Credit Union in October 2018, bringing with him over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry working at both RBC and TCU Financial Group. His career has given him extensive experience in a variety of roles, which include, Branch Manager, Regional Vice President, National Director of Distribution & Operations and Chief Operations Officer before fulfilling the role of Executive Vice President of Advisory Services at Affinity.
Richard focuses on providing strategic insight and leadership to guide the success of Affinity’s 56 advice centres, Contact Centre, Wealth Management and Business teams in delivering a remarkable experience to members across the province.
He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, received his Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers designation and earned his MBA from Dalhousie University. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Richard balances his personal time between his family, his contributions to the community and recreational sports. He is actively involved in several charitable and community organizations, including past-president of the Rotary Club of Regina Eastview.
Dustin grew up on a grain farm in Saskatchewan where he developed his love of the prairies and his work ethic, as he was heavily involved in the farm works during seeding and harvest.
After completing high school, he attended the University of Saskatchewan and received his Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering Degree in 2008. During his degree he took terms off school to work in construction in northern Alberta and the lower mainland of British Columbia. Construction was dynamic and complex work offering new challenges daily and following his degree he decided to make it his full time occupation, hiring on with PCL Construction Management Inc. in 2008.
In his 14 years with PCL Dustin worked his way up through the operations stream to become project manager and in 2018 joined the senior management team as the Manager of the Special Projects Department (SPD). The SPD has a team of project managers and superintendents executing $40-$50M in construction projects annually across the northern half of Saskatchewan. Dustin remains passionate about construction and providing a high level of service to his clients on complex construction projects.
Dustin and his wife Meghan live in Saskatoon with their 3 young children that keep them very busy with activities and sports; they look for opportunities to give back, believing that it helps build a stronger community. In his limited spare time, Dustin enjoys camping, fishing, and woodworking projects.
Corey grew up in the small town of Canwood, Saskatchewan. After graduating high school in 2005 he moved west, living in Macklin Saskatchewan and working in Provost Alberta where he started his electrical apprenticeship. He spent 5+ years with Vulcan Electric Ltd. working in the Provost and area oil and gas industry, where he achieved his Red Seal Journeyman Electrician certificate.
In late 2010 he started working for Shermco Industries Canada Ltd. (formerly Magna Electric Corporation, better known as MEC) based out of Saskatoon. Twelve years later he is still there and currently serving as the Electrical Operations Manager for Saskatchewan with responsibilities in both the Saskatoon and Regina offices, where he oversees personnel, finance, assets and sales.
Corey feels his greatest achievement however is his family. His wife of 10 years Natashia Sheehan and their two children. Their daughter Aria who turns 8 this July attended Hope’s Home in Prince Albert from the age of 1 through 5. Their son Emmet who turns 4 in September currently attends Hope’s Home in Prince Albert.
Corey looks forward to giving back to Hope’s Home, the organization that has made a very positive impactful on his family.
Carson Sinclair is a Program Specialist at Protein Industries Canada (PIC), an industry-led, not-for-profit, created to position Canada as a global source of high-quality plant protein. Carson currently co-manages the Capacity Building Co-Investment Program. This focuses on bringing together innovative organizations and not-for-profits to create projects that will positively impact the future of the agriculture and agrifood industry. By actively supporting key stakeholders, Carson helps create collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations and provides further guidance, mentorship, and access to resources. Carson assesses the alignment of each project with PIC’s mission to make investment recommendations.
Carson was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. At the age of 16, he followed his family to Adelaide, South Australia, where he finished high school and began his undergraduate degree. After four years in Australia, Carson moved back to Saskatchewan, completing his Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in International Business and a Certificate in Economics, at the University of Regina in 2019.
Lara Ludwig is the Manager of Public Engagement and Stakeholder Consultation for SaskPower. She leads a team of community relations professionals who work with municipalities, Indigenous communities, special interest groups and customers impacted by power infrastructure.
The majority of Lara’s work experience is in the private sector, related to mining, oil and gas and health care projects.
Teamwork is something Lara has known her whole life – as a basketball player and coach, disaster response volunteer for the Red Cross, to the current past president of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Prairies chapter board.
Lara lives in Regina with her husband Justin and two boys Beckett (5) and Gannon (3). Both boys are missing Hope’s Home right now!
Ben Tingley is CEO of Bravo Tango, a full service ad agency he founded in 2008. The agency specializes in branding, creative design and development, and strategic advertising. Starting on his own, Tingley has since grown the agency to 17 full time staff. Bravo Tango is based in Regina, with its main office in the Warehouse District. The company also has a satellite office in Kelowna, B.C. which focuses on interactive and website design.
Tingley was born and raised in Regina, where he currently resides with his family. He graduated from the U of R with a Bachelor of Administration in 1999, and an MBA in 2016 through the Levene School of Business. He is actively involved in the community and is currently a member of several groups including the Council for Entrepreneurial Growth; Levene School of Business Advisory Board; and the U of R Leaders Council. Tingley is also a former member of the Mackenzie Art Gallery Board of Trustees, national board member of the Canadian Progress Club, and a member of Regina’s 2030 See Further Grow Higher steering committee.
Shaun Soonias is the Director, Indigenous Relations with Farm Credit Canada and is a proud member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, located in Treaty Six Territory west of the Battlefords. Shaun has 25 years of experience in social and economic development having held senior positions with the Saskatchewan Indigenous Economic Development Network, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, Saskatchewan Advocate for Children & Youth, University of Saskatchewan and Department of Justice.
While Shaun transitioned from social development to economic development, he remains passionate about the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens and looks forward to contributing to the growth and exceptional service Hope’s Home is known for. In addition to spending 11 years as an advocate and investigator with the Advocate for Children and Youth, Shaun was a technical advisor to Statistics Canada’s Aboriginal Children Survey, member of the Citizen Consultation Team for Saskatchewan’s Provincial Disability Strategy, board member of Catholic Family Services and has remained connected to the social side since transitioning his career.
Shaun has spent his career in a variety of roles working directly with programs, policy, practice and legislation as it relates to vulnerable citizens and communities to affect broader systemic change. Whether his focus was on education and employment, child welfare, corrections, health or economic and business development, the success of all positions has relied on fostering positive and collaborative working relationships. This includes staff, key stakeholders as well as with the four orders of government, community-based organizations, business and industry.
Shaun has worked with First Nations, municipal, provincial, and federal governments on a number of key provincial and national strategies and legislative processes and continues to work towards Indigenous inclusion.
During Tom Newton’s 37-year career with Rawlco Radio, he has taken on many leadership roles. For the past 17 of those years, Tom has been acting Vice President and General Manager of the Regina broadcasting operation.
Tom is very charity minded and has served on several local boards which include Globe Theatre, Hospitals of Regina Foundation, Saskatchewan Red Cross, Regina United Way and Regina & District Chamber of Commerce.
Tom has also spent countless hours working with many associations. He was the President of the Saskatchewan Association of Broadcasters and the board chair for the Western Association of Broadcasters.
Tom was educated in Ontario at Seneca College and the University of Western Ontario. He is happily married to his beautiful wife, Tafaline Wall, and together they have raised three incredible children.
Born and raised in Saskatchewan between the city/farm, married and have 2 children both attended hopes home and 1 still here. Varied work history working in EMS, carpentry, iron working and the last 12 years for the former RQHR and now SHA as a Registered Nurse. Currently managing the integrated renal program. With my 4 years with children at hopes home I have lived the experience it provides and want to support the great program it is.
Kristian joined SaskTel immediately following convocation from the University of Regina. While at SaskTel he spent 10 years in numerous finance roles and obtained his CMA designation (now CPA, CMA). In 2012 he joined the Directwest Executive where he held the position of CFO and Vice-President Corporate Services which provided him much broader experience including HR, Administration, and Project Management oversight. In June of 2022 he moved over to SaskTel International where he holds the title of CFO. Kristian takes great pride in finding ways for numbers to help find solutions and tries very hard to make numbers and accounting as interesting and easy to understand as possible.
He is excited to be a part of the Board as his son Logan has specialized medical needs and attended Hope’s Home along with his sister Olivia. As a result, he has a special understanding of how important Hope’s Home is to families with children facing medical challenges and its importance to the community.
For Hope’s Home, 2022/23 has been a year of growth.
Led by our passionate staff, Hope’s Home remained focused on caring for all children regardless of needs or capabilities. We truly are a unique organization in the services we provide and the work we do wouldn’t be possible without a culture that is focused on the children we care for.
Hope’s Home also saw growth during the year, adding an additional 4 bed supportive living home in Saskatoon allowing us to expand service in Saskatoon and the province’s north. The services offered in the home are unique, all children are loved, accepted and valued in our homes and by our staff. This expansion shows the value of the services that Hope’s Home provides.
The most significant expansion in Hope’s Home history is occurring with a new property purchased in Saskatoon. The new location will house 155 early learning child-care and education spots where Hope’s Home’s safe and inclusive environment will cared for and educate children with diverse needs and help them learn, grow, and thrive.
We’re so thankful for the continued financial support of the Government of Saskatchewan which makes many of our programs possible. In addition, we continue to appreciate private and corporate donors who, together with the government, help ensure that all children are loved, accepted, and valued members of their communities.
Finally, management is to be commended for hard work throughout the year. Ensuring that Hope’s Home culture permeates through the organization leading to great child care, all while expanding as significantly as the organization has is a challenge that the team has met with excitement and grace.
Hope’s Home would can deliver its innovative and inclusive care because it has passionate staff. Their commitment to caring for children is commendable and the Board thanks them for their commitment to the children.
I look forward to the coming year with Hope’s Home as our culture continues to be a focus. I’m excited to see the impact that the new Saskatoon expansions will have on our province, its families, and children.
Click below to read about the highlights from the past fiscal years. Each year we are so proud of our staff, the kids in our care, and all the goals that have been achieved. We feel that it is important to acknowledge those special moments and share them with all of you.
Hope’s Home is committed to making every dollar and every donation count for children with complex medical needs and their families.
Hope’s Home fiscal year runs from April 1st to March 31st. Our financial statements are audited annually by Cogent Business Consulting.
Audited financial statements are available below in PDF format.
Audited financials are posted following Hope’s Home Annual General Meetings in June.
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