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We welcome visitors to our office location. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm & Fridays 9am-12pm *Please note that our office location is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19.

175 George St N, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 3G6

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Our phones are consistently monitored and voice messages are returned within 24 hour for most cases.

1-(705)-876-0383

Contact us

For general inquiries you can email our general mailbox and a representative will be happy to answer any of your questions.

info@headsupforinclusion.ca

Our Staff

Meet the faces of the Heads Up for Inclusion Team.

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Christa McCorquodale; Executive Director --------------------------
Email: christa_mccorquodale
@headsupforinclusion.ca

Christa has been working in the not-for-profit sector for 14 years. “I was instantly attracted to Heads Up for Inclusion as an organization, and wanted to become an integral part of the important work that the organization does in our community. I have personally experienced isolation and barriers to inclusion at various points in my life, and understand the lasting and damaging effects. Heads Up is leading the charge for change, and I am excited to be involved over the long-term!”

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Tiffany Christie; School Program Coordinator ----------------------------- Email: tiffany_christie @headsupforinclusion.ca

Tiffany has a background in Developmental Services, Disabilities studies & Alternative Communication while expanding into the field of Health Science. Tiffany has worked enthusiastically for the past 6 years supporting individuals to live their best life! Tiffany joined Heads Up for Inclusion as a board member initially but quickly fell in love with the work and the mission. Tiffany is a passionate advocate for people of all abilities to have access and inclusion in their community.

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Devin Hodges; Community Program Developer ----------------------------- Email: devin_hodges @headsupforinclusion.ca

Devin has a diploma in Recreation & Leisure Services from Fleming College, here in Peterborough, where he has lived since 2014. Originally a volunteer connector for the Community Program, Devin has been involved with HUI since 2016. He has a passion for sports and volunteering, and a drive to connect with the community.

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Jenn MacDonald; Marketing & Recruitment Assistant, AIN Coordinator ----------------------------- Email: jenn_macdonald @headsupforinclusion.ca

Jenn has a BaH in International Development Studies from Trent University and has over 5 years experience working in the non-profit sector. She currently sits on the board of directors for OPIRG Peterborough and has a passion for anti-oppressive practices. Jenn is an avid lover of plants, thrifting, concert-going and her cat, Beans.

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Working with Heads Up for Inclusion, a local not for profit is the place where you can make an IMPACT in your community!

become a board member

From time to time we look for new community members to serve on our Board of Directors as well as on our Fund Development Committee. If you are interested in getting involved with Heads Up for Inclusion please contact us with your name and contact info as well as your skills and strengths you have to offer.

contact Christa Mccorquodale or Fenna Green(Below)

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*NOW RECRUITING FUND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

*Download Flyer Here

Looking for an opportunity to gain skills and experience in fundraising, event coordination, and social media marketing? Join our Fund Development Committee!

BENEFITS:

  • Gain experience and references— put it on your resume!
  • Develop skills in leadership, partnership development and retention, business, not-for-profit fundraising, marketing/social media, volunteer recruitment, event planning, and more!
  • Volunteer hours (for work done outside of regular meetings only)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school students or older
  • Ability to attend one 1-hour meeting per month (held at 175 George St N)
  • Ability to obtain criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening
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volunteer in our community program

Volunteering with the Amigos Community Program provides opportunity to explore the Peterborough area, build connections with the community, and develop a meaningful friendship with other program participants, in a fun and inclusive environment

contact Devin Hodges to learn more or participate!

volunteer with our network (AIN)

The Network looks for volunteers that are passionate about promoting accessibility and inclusion in the Peterborough/Nogojiwanong region. We need volunteers to help support our annual Abilities and Inclusion Movement and other events and collaborations that may happen throughout the year. Contact the Network if you are interested!

Contact Jenn MacDonald

Our current board members

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Fenna Green; Chair of the Board

Fenna has a BA in Psychology from Trent University 2014 a diploma in Developmental Services Worker, from Fleming College 2016 and is currently working on her BA inDisability Studies through Ryerson University. Fenna is also a Private Support Worker, in her own small business Daily Development.

Fenna says “I first joined Heads Up for Inclusion in 2015 while I was completing my Developmental Services Worker education. HUI spoke to me on a personal level. My eldest sister, Nicole, has an intellectual disability and all I could think when reading the organizations mission was “What if this program was available when my sister was in school? How would her school experience be different? How would her life have been different?” 5 years later I have transitioned in roles from a voting board member to the Chair of the Board. I am a proud member of Heads Up for Inclusion and look forward to what we will accomplish in the community of Peterborough in the years to come.”

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Hayley Hodges; Vice Chair of the Board

Hayley has a passion for advocacy, and added to her non-profit experience when she joined the board in the fall of 2019. Her lived experience with disability and inclusion adds a unique perspective to the board. She enjoys spending time in her community, and with her service dog, Helen.

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Catherine McGrath; Director

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Child and Youth Worker Drug and Addiction Counsellor I have been a HUI Board member for 10 years and currently hold the position of Vice Chair. During my long involvement with Heads Up For Inclusion at the Board level I have assisted the Board to move through many new members both volunteers and staff. My work with KPRDSB has allowed me to experience the School Amigo’s program in the secondary and elementary schools.

Currently I lead, together with my great support staff team, the Amigo’s program at Queen Elizabeth Public School.

I am a parent, grandparent and community volunteer. My day job allows for a clear understanding of the value of our programs. I am deeply committed to Heads Up For Inclusion and I continue to be excited by the passion and compassion of our Board, our staff and volunteers.

I am never able to forget all the many great Amigos that have been supported by HUI. They are the kindest and most resilient members of our team.

Looking forward to supporting HUI as it continues to grow and positively impact our community.

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Lyle Saunders; Treasurer

Lyle Saunders has a passion for inclusion, and values helping families network and support each other within the community. This was the drive and passion behind starting his own business. He’s a father of 3; which his oldest son (with Autism) becoming an Amigo was his introduction to HUI. “Inclusion to me is about showing value, positivity and respect to all. We all have challenges in life; so what’s the plan to improve on them, help each-other out and what knowledge and best practises can we share together? The world is a better place when we all help each other.”

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Tanya Duncan; Director-At-Large

Tanya Duncan first came to the Peterborough area in the late 90’s from the Toronto area and instantly fell in love with the community.

After spending 10 years in the financial sector, Tanya had an opportunity to attend college where she completed the Developmental Services Worker program, graduating with honors and valedictorian of her graduating class. Since then she has been actively working in the Developmental Services Sector, supporting individuals with communication barriers in their homes and community.


Tanya is a proud wife and mother of two. When she is not out in the community helping others, Tanya spends her time with her family, gardening, sewing, art, camping and kayaking. Tanya also has a passion for languages and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).


Tanya’ colleagues would describe her as a “strong advocate who goes above and beyond in all areas of her life”. ”An inspiring, innovative leader who is devotes herself to those she supports and her team”.
Tanya joined HUI to continue her passion for advocating for individuals that experience barriers to inclusion and to learn more about the non-profit sector.

Danielle Hill; Director

Carrie Wright; Resource

Community Living Trent Highlands

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Patrick McAuley; Director

Epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and value added service in every detail of your real estate transaction, born and raised in Peterborough Ontario, he is a seasoned sales specialist who has been in Sales, Account Management, and negotiation for over 10 years, not to mention a small business owner for 5 years. Patrick is a true Sales Professional who has excelled in every sales role. A trained Corporate Sales Representative, he has the ability to manage client needs with structure and professionalism, which is a huge part of his success.

A graduate of Georgian College, he proceeded to work as an assistant at the prestigious, Royal Ottawa Golf Club. From that time on, Patrick has be excelling at sales in every role. He has a passion for helping others and his community. Patrick is a Father and Husband, he spends his free time, playing golf, hockey and baseball. You can also see his lighter side with appearances in the ever popular Catchin’ Deers parody on social media. Patrick has proven through his Real Estate success that his focus on Honesty and Integrity is the real formula for building relationships with clients.

Over the past 6 years, Patrick has earned Top Performer status within Bowes & Cocks Limited Brokerage, year in, year out. In 2019, Patrick was the #1 Saleseperson at Bowes & Cocks in Volume Sold.

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Breanne MacKenzie; Secretary

Hello, my name is Breanne! I have been involved with Heads Up for Inclusion for many years now. I am a person with a physical disability and I know how important it is to feel included in your community. I really enjoy being part of such a wonderful organization. I recently moved into my first apartment at the Mount Community Centre.

Where I am looking forward to getting involved in all aspects of my new accommodations. That would include pot luck dinners, starting my own garden and much more. In my spare time I enjoy biking, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking and camping. I am also a Special Olympian where I participate in swimming, soccer, snowshoeing, and track and field.

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Lisa Purchase; Director

My name is Lisa Purchase. I am the proud mother of 2 children living with disabilities. Inclusion, and diversity have been the forefront values in life. My passion in life has always been to help people in some capacity. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Diploma in Physical/Occupational Rehabilitation Therapy. Five years ago, I wanted more of a challenge and changed career paths to the developmental services sector. I began my journey and continued my passion with Alternatives Community Program Services where I am the Program Manager of Employment Supports. I look forward to being a board member with HUI for many years to come. To fight for and support inclusion!​

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Employment opportunities

There are currently no employment opportunities with Heads Up for Inclusion.

please check back at a later time.

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175 George St N, Peterborough ON, K9J 3G6