October 8, 2019

Welcoming Claire Barcik, New Executive Director

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Catherine Donnelly Foundation Looks Forward to Welcoming Claire Barcik as New Executive Director

TORONTO – The Catherine Donnelly Foundation is very pleased to announce Claire Barcik as our new Executive Director, effective November 19, 2019. Claire has extensive experience leading the development and growth of organizations engaged in building stronger, more equitable and more collaborative communities.

Most recently, Claire was Executive Director of the CRC | Regent Park Community Food Centre, a multi-service agency with innovative solutions to building skills, food security, economic development and housing in a diverse, low-income community. During her four-year tenure, CRC was recognized for its commitment to community building with a United Way Bhayana Family Foundation Team Award for Excellence.

In previous work as Director of Community Services at Yonge Street Mission and Executive Director at the Neighbourhood Centre in Toronto’s Crescent Town, Claire worked alongside community and government stakeholders to provide transformative social change for at-risk children and youth, marginalized and street-involved adults, seniors, refuges and newcomer women and their families.

“Across this country, non-profits bring astounding energy and creativity to moving the needle on critical social issues,” says Claire, who is excited to bring her operational experience to the grantmaking realm. “At a time when affordable housing, climate change and building community connections and investments are foremost on the national agenda, I’m very excited to join the CDF team to support collaboration on innovative housing, ecological and social solutions.”

Claire holds a B.A. and a Master’s in Theology and Social Justice from University of Toronto as well as an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.