Days for Girls Canada

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

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

Chair of the Board

Syd Hielema


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


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


Norma’s well-tested maxim in life is, "Think big, start small, work hard and never, never quit." Throughout her career


Norma Barber, CCIM


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

President of the Board

Terry-Lynn Stone

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

Director and Country Coordinator

Louise Colonnier


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

Secretary & Sewing Specialist

Maureen O’Donoghue


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

Director and Advocacy Coordinator

Jillian Johnston

Join our team of volunteers

Fundraising Coordinator

Position Description:  

In conjunction with the Board and with the help of committees as necessary:

  • research potential fundraising options

  • organize fundraising events 

  • work with the Treasurer to ensure all funds are handled appropriately. 


Essential Functions:

  • Present fundraising options to the Board for discussion and approval

  • Implement the chosen fundraising projects with the help of adhoc committees


Previous Experience:

  • Experience in fundraising would be an asset


Essential Skills:

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to approach and convince potential donors

  • A willingness to think outside the box.