About Us

House of Hope is registered with the government of Canada and listed as a registered charity. Our charity number is 86861 2144 RR0001. All donations are eligible for a receipt for income tax purposes. We are always looking for unique and creative fundraising ideas and people who can help us raise awareness of our programs in the community. Please contact the Director to discuss any fundraising possibilities. Also, we are often in need of arts and crafts supplies for our programs and would welcome any donations of this nature. We currently depend solely on the generous financial gifts of both individuals and corporate sponsors to operate our programs, as well as our own fundraising efforts. We currently do not receive government funding.

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House of Hope has appointed Cheryl Ettinger as the Executive Director, who will oversees all aspects of the organization and co-ordinate all the programs offered. Cheryl’s education includes a Bachelor of Religious Education as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development from the University of Waterloo and has completed a Master’s degree in Counselling. She is continuing her education through the University of Toronto in children’s mental health. In 2016 Cheryl published a children’s book titled: You Belong to Me, find it on Amazon & Indigo. Cheryl is a passionate and energetic individual whose life’s goal is to assist children in the midst of difficult situations. She has specialized in working with grieving children over the past 10 years both individually and in a group setting. Cheryl enjoys being creative and unique in her therapy sessions with children and intentionally strives to create a fun and caring environment for them to express and explore their feelings. She has spoken at many conferences at universities, churches and schools and gives seminars on issues relating to children and loss. If you are interested in inviting Cheryl to be a guest speaker, want to inquire about volunteering, or ask about any of our programs, please feel free to contact us.

Board of Directors

  • Board Member Judy Emmerson Bth; BA, MA Social Worker
  • Board Member Janice Clarke BRE Realtor
  • Board Member Cindy Joiner Administrative Assistant
  • Board Member  Keith Burton – Art Designer