Staff

Experiences Canada staff are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm (Eastern Standard Time) to answer any and all of your questions.  

 

Deborah Morrison

Deborah Morrison

President and CEO

Prior to joining Experiences Canada in 2014, Deborah served 12 years as president and CEO of Winnipeg-based Canada’s History Society and publisher of Canada’s History magazine and Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids. Earlier in her career, she held leadership roles at both the Historica Foundation of Canada (Historica Canada) and The CRB Foundation, coordinating the launch of the well-known Heritage Minutes and developing many of their educational and outreach programs. She has an inexplicable love for waterskiing, board games, and pizza, but not all at the same time.

Ellen Glouchkow

Ellen Glouchkow

Director of Finance and Administration

Ellen’s passion for travel is what attracted her to Experiences Canada. Having had the opportunity to travel around the world with her family for nine months, she was thrilled to become the Director of Finance for an agency whose mission was to educate youth through travel. She has worked as a Director of Finance for over 15 years with agencies focused on child and youth development. Some of her passions are: hiking in the Gatineau Park with her family, friends, and her Australian Shepherd Maya; and eating dark chocolate.

Ginny Byrne

Ginny Byrne

Finance Assistant 

Ginny has been a part of the Experiences Canada team since the fall of 2010. Previously, she worked for 12 years in the finance department at United Way/Centraide Ottawa. Her interests include: theatre, music, anything mystery; and loves include: cheesecake and her little grandson.

Jamie McCullough

Jamie McCullough

Director of Programs

Prior to Experiences Canada, Jamie worked at the YMCA as a youth employment coordinator. Throughout her career she has had a strong interest in youth programming and most recently in developing a strong Indigenous youth exchange program. Jamie is currently working on her Masters in Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. When she is not at work or studying, she is most likely at a hockey rink watching one of her four children skate.

Sandrine Thabet

Sandrine Thabet

Manager, Exchanges Program

Sandrine is a strong advocate of bilingualism and learning about multiple cultures. She is an outdoors enthusiast with a Baccalaureate in Philosophy, Literature and Foreign Languages. She loves music & candies – both in all genres and forms.

Lizzy Devine

Lizzy Devine

Director of Communications

Originally from Australia, Lizzy is passionate about travel and exploring new places. Having spent much of her youth travelling the world, she is thrilled to now be working for an organization that helps young people experience new cultures. Lizzy is a graduate of Algonquin College where she studied interactive media design. Previous to Experiences Canada she worked in the space sector. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects, swimming, and landscape photography.

Rebecca Leikin

Rebecca Leikin

Director of Development

Rebecca has worked for over 15 years in Fundraising and Special Events, previously with Easter Seals Ontario and SOS Children’s Villages Canada. Rebecca is passionate about family, outdoors, mental health and supporting both local & Canadian businesses. When she is not working towards getting more youth to experience Canada, Rebecca can be found chasing after her two busy sons, volunteering in the community, and spending time with her family

Klara Mancini-Hupel

Klara Mancini-Hupel

Communications Assistant

Klara recently completed her Commerce degree at Concordia University in Montreal alongside working with Experiences Canada. She loves to travel and has a strong attachment to the East Coast of Canada, a place she calls her home away from home. Prior to working with Experiences Canada, Klara was a Social Enterprise Intern at Shorefast, a Canadian charity leading the future in social entrepreneurship and community-based development. In her free time, Klara enjoys taking care of her plants, spending time outdoors and advocating for mental health awareness.

Beth Mekitiak

Beth Mekitiak

Project Manager, Career Choices

Beth has been in the field of Education and Online Learning for almost 10 years, working closely with learners across all proficiency levels and cultural backgrounds. Prior to joining the team at Experiences Canada, she taught in a wide variety of programs such as English for Academic Purposes, international studies, professional development, and online courses. Beth is a graduate of Carleton University where she received her Master’s in Applied Linguistics & Digital Humanities. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels and nature walks with her family.

Formulaire de demande – Chorale virtuelle:

Remarque : Les frais de participation sont de 50 $ pour une séance de six semaines ou de 75 $ pour s’inscrire aux deux séances. Cela comprend les répétitions, toute la musique et tout le matériel requis, ainsi que la participation facultative au programme d’échange virtuel. Ces frais seront exigibles une fois qu’ils auront été acceptés dans le programme.

Expériences Canada s’engage à assurer un accès complet à son programme, peu importe la géographie, les capacités ou les circonstances économiques. Les demandes de financement de mesures spéciales limitées sont examinées au cas par cas.

Si vous avez des questions au sujet de la chorale virtuelle ou du processus de demande, veuillez communiquer avec nous à l’adresse communications@experiencescanada.ca.

Les candidatures se terminent le dimanche 3 octobre.

Les répétitions hebdomadaires auront lieu les mardis à 16 h, heure du Pacifique (19 h, HE, 8 h 30, T.-N.-L.), du 12 octobre au 16 novembre et du 1 février au 8 mars.

Virtual Choir application
Address / Adresse *
Address / Adresse
City / Ville
State/Province
Zip/Postal
I identify my gender as / Genre: *
Applications are open to youth 12-17 years old.
Which 6 week session would you like to sign up to (you may select both) / À quelle séance souhaitez-vous vous inscrire:

Tell us about yourself / Parlez-nous un peu de vous

What is your singing experiences / Quelles sont vos expériences en chant: *
List as many that apply
Do you sing high, medium, or low? / Chantez-vous haut, moyen ou bas?
Do you play a musical instrument? / Jouez-vous d’un instrument de musique?
eg: Possible scheduling conflicts

Collection and Use of Personal Information

As the parent/guardian, I hereby give my consent for EXPERIENCES CANADA to collect the personal information required for submission to the EXPERIENCES CANADA Virtual Choir. I understand that this personal information is required for the purposes of selection and program delivery and that it will only be used by EXPERIENCES CANADA or disclosed to select third parties who are acting as suppliers, service providers or who provide funds to EXPERIENCES CANADA and who have agreed to protect the personal information supplied by EXPERIENCES CANADA.

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En tant que parent/tuteur, j’autorise EXPÉRIENCES CANADA à recueillir tous les renseignements personnels requis pour participer à la Chorale virtuelle d’EXPÉRIENCES CANADA. Je comprends que ces renseignements personnels sont nécessaires aux fins de sélection et d’exécution du programme et qu’ils ne seront employés que par EXPÉRIENCES CANADA ou divulgués à des tierces parties qui agissent à titre de fournisseurs, de fournisseurs de services ou de bailleurs de fonds pour EXPÉRIENCES CANADA et qui ont accepté de protéger les renseignements personnels transmis par EXPÉRIENCES CANADA.

By checking “Yes” I indicate that I freely give my consent to the collection and use of personal information of this participant as set out above. // En cochant « Oui », j’indique que je donne mon libre consentement à la collecte et à l’utilisation des renseignements personnels, tel que décrit ci-dessus. *
I understand that my child may have the opportunity to express himself/herself verbally or in written form, create or appear in photographs and/or video recordings at any point during the EXPERIENCES CANADA virtual choir, individually or as part of the group. / Je comprends que mon enfant peut avoir l’occasion de s’exprimer verbalement ou par écrit, de prendre des photographies/de produire des vidéos, ou d’y figurer, à tout moment dans le cadre du programme de Chorale virtuelle d’EXPÉRIENCES CANADA, individuellement ou en groupe. *

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