Who We Are

Founded in 2005, The Gift of Giving Back is an opportunity to inspire, support, educate and empower children through local minor athletics associations and school systems, to compassionately give back to our community.

Engaging community events are held throughout the year in multiple communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA), as we celebrate the collection of food donations benefiting local partnered agencies helping the less fortunate. In fulfilling our mission as a registered charity, we aim to demonstrate the lasting, positive impact we can all have through the power of giving back.

As the largest community food drive of its kind in Canada, our communities have raised more than 4.6 million pounds of food since inception, which is a direct community benefit of more than $14 million.

Board of Directors

Jean Longfield


John Tait


Cheryl Farquharson


John Crick

Director of Operations

Rick Dale

Director of Logistics & Equipment

Tania Lee

Director of Athletic Involvement and Volunteers/Special Events

Dennis Noonan

Board Member

Michelle Wagg

Director of Communication

Margo Shuttleworth

Director of School Relations

Stephanie Dunn

Administrative Assistant