In 2001, as an Area Counsellor for the Vancouver School Board, Dianne began a homework club in the local community centre. Over the years it grew in numbers and so it moved to Britannia Secondary School, the local high school where many of the attendees were entering Grade 8. Over the ensuing years it grew into a very successful club that provided tutoring opportunities
Anna has lived in East Vancouver for the past decade and joined the Homework Club Board of Directors in 2019, though her connection to the organization extends back twenty years when her mother Dianne founded the club. Anna’s interest in community development grew throughout her travels as a member of the Canadian Badminton Team, where she spent over a decade visiting urban and rural
Jen joined the board in 2020 as a former East Vancouver resident and longtime supporter of the Homework Club. Her work experience began in arts & entertainment, working for Canadian music industry pioneers Paul Mercs and Sam Feldman and later joining the Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2008 as part of the Cultural Olympiad team. After the games, she turned her focus
Ally was born and raised here in Vancouver, and is currently completing her masters in International Education Development at Columbia University in New York City. Ally has worked in a number of teaching and tutoring roles where she taught Grade 4s, Syrian refugees, and neurodiverse learners. Above all, Ally is passionate about applying an equity lens to education issues. In her studies and in
Charlotte Lindahl is a recent 2020 grad from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University where she received her bachelor in Commerce as well as a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. She is currently a Staff Accountant at Ernst and Young working towards receiving her CPA designation in the coming year. She joined the board of the Vancouver Homework Club Society as Treasurer in
Ciara grew up in North Van and attended Handsworth Secondary. She went on to play NCAA soccer, graduating from and playing for Yale University + the University of Connecticut. She was one of the first Canadian women to ever get a contract playing professionally overseas + had a long pro career, playing in the top league in Denmark, Norway, Australia, the US and Canada
Reza wanted to be part of the Board at Homework Club because he came to Canada as a war refugee in 1987. Back then, he was a really impressionable child with little to no idea of what a new country and a new beginning would look like for him and his family. Reza says he was too young to absorb it all, but knew
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