About us

Days for Girls Canada

is a key part of

Days for Girls International's mission to shatter stigma and limitations

associated with menstruation

for improved

health, education, and livelihoods.

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Meet the Leadership Team

Syd Hielema

Chair of the Board

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Syd is semi-retired professor turned administrator who lives in Ancaster, ON with his wife Evelyn.  Six years ago, after

Mary Johnston, B.H.Sc., B.Ed., P.H.Ec.

Treasurer

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Professionally, Mary was active in Hamilton Home Economics Association, Ottawa Home Economics Association and

Terry-Lynn Stone

President of the Board

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When Terry-Lynn discovered how much girls were discriminated against because of their periods -- she was 

Louise Colonnier

Director and Country Coordinator

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Louise discovered Days for Girls at a booth at a craft show in Edmonton in 2014. She was immediately drawn

Maureen O’Donoghue

Secretary & Sewing Specialist

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Maureen O’Donoghue joined the DfGCS Board as Secretary in March 2018. She recently retired from 40 years in Oil and Gas in 

Jillian Johnston

Director and Advocacy Coordinator

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Jill’s passion for DfG began in 2013 when her daughter-in-law referred her to a magazine article about the organization.