Michele is a wife and mother of three beautiful children, Alyssa, Kaitlyn and Courtney-Faith. Her youngest Courtney-Faith was saved at CHEO in her first weeks of life. Unbelievably, Michele is also a survivor of stage 3 cancer. Since then, Michele and her husband Jeff have been fiercely passionate about raising money for causes near and dear to their hearts. They have personally pledged to raise over 1 million for CHEO in their lifetime. Michele and Jeff founded Health & Charity and work tirelessly with this amazing program to help all customers and businesses raise money for great organizations. For more information about Michele and to read her story, please visit Our Story.
Shop to Give Executive Directors- Cille and Rob Harris
Cille and Rob are retired engineers, providing Real Alternatives for “Out Living the Dream”. As parents of four now independent sons, they have experience and access to resources to help other parents who may still feel responsible for an adult child.
Cille and Rob are delighted to work with Health & Charity as a vehicle to give back to the community through the Shop 2 Give program.
For more details about Cille and Rob, please read their full biography.
Sales and Sponsorship Manager - Vanessa Arseneau
When Vanessa was 21 years old, she pursued her dream of living in a new country. It was scary, it was a huge challenge, but she’s so glad she did it. She learned so much from it: how to overcome her fears, get out of her comfort zone, keep her head up even when the odds were totally against her.
Vanessa’s skill set is invaluable, helping businesses get great exposure and charities funds through our unique programs and events.
For more details about Vanessa, please read her full biography.
Faith longchamps - office administrator
Faith was saved at CHEO 22 years ago and grew up hearing all the amazing things charities do in our community.
She diligently works to keep events and all associated administration up to date and helps with the planning and execution of all our programs.
For more information on Faith, please read her full biography.
International Fundraising Ambassador - Kate Pearson
Kate is an advocate for many of todays social issues as firmly believes that all human beings are equal and deserve the same chances and treatment in life. She attended the University of Ottawa for Conflict Studies and Human Rights to learn about inequality and the negative effects of capitalism and global development. Kate and her partner are constantly on the move for their work and she has the opportunity to meet and work with a vast assortment of people and businesses. She hopes to utilize her experiences and networks to share the wonderful work of Heath & Charity. For more details about Kate, please read her full biography.