New board members were elected at our September 2022 Annual General Meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board, please write us at email@example.com.
Here are the current board members:
Mireille Brownhill – President My family moved to Orléans from Blackburn Hamlet in 2001, and we’ve loved it here ever since! We’ve lived in Convent Glen since 2005. I joined the board of the CGOWCA to become involved in our community, to help develop relationships between neighbours, create new traditions and help bolster ongoing activities. I’ve been involved in school activities for my three sons and I am a current volunteer at the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) and Helping With Furniture. Social justice and access to resources are my jam.
Josée Thibault – Vice-President A Franco-Ontarian from Northern Ontario, I moved to Ottawa in 1999 to attend university. I have lived in the Convent Glen – Orléans Wood area since 2004. I have two children and a dog with whom I am often out and about walking, biking, or cross-country skiing. I joined the CGOWCA Board of Directors to get more involved in this wonderful community and support local initiatives.
Daniel Lamothe – Treasurer I have been a resident of Orléans since 1979 and seen it grow and develop incredibly in the past decades. My spouse and I moved to Convent Glen in 1997 and have lived here since, enrolling our three children at École des Voyageurs and exploring the many parks and green spaces. I was an active member of school councils for 19 years, and I am an avid cyclist and music festival volunteer. I am very curious about the impact of the stage 2 Light Rail Transit expansion on our community; I joined the CGOWCA Board of Directors to learn more about this impact and to represent my neighbours and friends.
Toby Bossert – Co-secretary – I moved to Convent Glen in 2013 and I was amazed at how much green space we have. For someone who grew up in the country, it felt like home. Where I grew up we had a very vibrant community with lots of events. I see that same community spirit here in Orléans. I joined the community association board because I would like to do everything I can to nurture it and bring people together. I also ran as one of the candidates in the recent Ward 1 election. I ran because I care about the community and I wanted to make sure we had a hard-working representative.
Shannon Tessier – Co-secretary Born and raised in Halifax, NS, I first moved to Ottawa in 2005 to attend university. I have lived in Convent Glen since 2017 with my husband, two daughters and our dog. You’ll often find me at one of the local playgrounds or out walking my dog. I decided to join the CGOWCA in order to become more involved in the community, which I am happy to call home. Over the years I have volunteered through various community and work-related organisations mostly centered around mental health initiatives and youth homelessness.
Cassandra Polyzou (she/her) – Director & Environment committee lead I joined the CCOWCA board in September, 2022. I have been working on social justice and public engagement for over 20 years on a diversity of campaigns such as banning Bisphenol A in consumer plastics, protecting Ontario’s Greenbelt, reproductive justice, gender inclusion, and 2SLGBTQ+ rights. I have lived in the neighbourhood since 2017 and love to cook, box, run, cycle, swim, hike, and explore the world with my two kids and partner.