Someone amazing just joined our board!

On behalf of the I Can for Kids family, we are excited to announce Shawn Howard has joined our Board of Directors in the role of Board Chair, effective immediately.

“Serving as the chief volunteer and cheerleader of I Can for Kids, the Board Chair plays a critical leadership role in our organization,” said Bobbi Turko, Co-Founder and Executive Director. “Shawn comes to I Can for Kids with extensive business, communications, elected and community experience, including helping start a school breakfast program in Calgary that is still in operation today.”

“I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to volunteer and partner with the amazing team at I Can for Kids. Their work impacts thousands of vulnerable children and youth in our community every year, and with everything going on in the world and our city right now, their work is even more important,” said Shawn Howard, Board Chair and a Pipe Integrity Project Manager with TC Energy.

“This is an organization that has grown from a need witnessed by an amazing 11-year old girl who could not believe that kids in our city were going without food and basic nutrition, to one that is making a huge impact for children of all backgrounds – wherever they are.”

With the closure of schools and many community facilities, I Can for Kids is now putting plans in place to move up the delivery of food and resources to children it serves across Calgary.

“We know that our city – and the world – is going through so much worry and uncertainty and we know that we will come through this together,” added Turko. “As we tackle the needs we see right before us, we have been so grateful for the response we are already receiving from agencies, funders and partners to do more earlier than we expected.”

“Shawn has a huge passion for the work we do and his community and business experience is a valuable addition to help raise awareness and the funding we need to deliver the resources so many children are lacking in our community during this difficult time,” concluded Turko.