Children's Leaders: Catalysts

Take the Lead to Inspire Your Community

Children’s Leaders is an innovative and philanthropic program that engages community leaders with a unique opportunity to connect with health care leaders in an intimate, exclusive event setting. Our goal is to raise awareness of our leading-edge partners in paediatric health and address the highest priority health care needs of children across our region.

The Catalyst group is exclusive to emerging professionals who are passionate about being an ambassador who contributes significantly to improving children’s lives.

Meet Our Catalysts Group

Natalie Wakabayashi
Special Events Officer
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Amanda Tadgell
Digital Manager
tbk Creative
Peter Markvoort
Sales Associate
Sutton Group, Select Realty Inc
Collin Johnstone
CAJ Investments LTD
Justine Zavitz
Zavitz Insurance
Meghan Eansor
Lincoln General Manager
Courtesy Ford Lincoln
Jeremy Scherba
Great Floors Canada
Sarah Kelly
Real Estate Agent
Sutton Group Select Realty Inc., Brokerage
Chris Costello
Exodus Escape Rooms
Brendan Ryan
Mortgage Specialist
TD Bank Group
Jamie Asmussen
Richter Asmussen Financial Group
Michael Frija
Development Manager
Southside Group
Matt Reid
Cohen Highley LLP
Ashley Conyngham
Director, Marketing & Communications
London Economic Development Corporation
Michael Mescia
New Project Development & Management
Domus Developments
Dave Strano
Operator, Burrito Boyz London
President, Strano Property Management
Ashley Eansor
Marketing Manager, Courtesy Ford Lincoln

2017 Selected Funding Recipient

Screening for Concussion Among Adolescents

2016 Selected Funding Recipient

PREP: A mobile application to increase readiness for mental health treatment in waitlisted youth.

Why join Children's Leaders: Catalysts?

  • Network with our region's health care experts
  • Collaborate with other successful young professionals
  • Learn how to successfully navigate in the health care and non-profit sectors

What does a Catalyst do?

1) Commit to a $1,000 annual investment in child health to be pooled together*

By leveraging the collective investment of the group, Children's Leaders will have the opportunity to create significant impact for paediatric patients across our region. There are numerous ways for Leaders to finance the investment:

  • One-time payment;
  • Monthly installments

*Minimum two-year, $2,000 commitment. A charitable tax receipt will be provided for your gift.

2) Learn about the highest priority needs at Children's

Learn where to invest to save and improve lives. The health care practitioners, rehabilitation therapists, and researchers in our Children's family will highlight priority needs, providing the information you need to transform your support into better care for our kids.

3) Decide which project(s) the Leaders fund will support

Collaborate, designate funds, and create real change at Children's. At the end of each year, Children's Leaders will collectively decide which project(s) to fund with their pooled investments.

How can I get involved with Children's Leaders?

For more information about the program and how you can become a donor, please e-mail or click here to download the donor pledge form.