Syd Hielema


Syd is a semi-retired professor turned administrator who lives in Ancaster, ON with his wife Evelyn. In 2014, after scouring the internet for a reputable charity that could use her sewing skills Evelyn discovered Days for Girls. Soon after, the Ancaster Chapter was launched and within months, their empty-nester home was transformed into a cottage industry!

In March 2018, Syd joined the board after realizing just how much DfG changes the lives of girls worldwide, enriches the lives of volunteers, and excites donors to support a mission that strives to reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period. Syd is very familiar with the charitable world, and is not aware of any other charity that accomplishes more per dollar spent.