Our Foundation

OUR MISSION

Everyone Benefits When Everyone Belongs

Our mission is to enable inclusive education and recreational opportunities for children and youth living with disabilities.

 

We believe that:

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Sometimes Inspiration
comes from
A Single Ray of Sunshine.
ARLENE DEGROOT
Chair of the Board

OUR TEAM

The Board of Directors is a dedicated group of volunteers who govern the work of the Ryan's Rays Foundation.  The Directors pledge to uphold the values and mission of Ryan's Rays.

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Arlene DeGroot

Chair of the Board
Arlene is passionate about providing inclusive opportunities to children who would otherwise not have them.  She brings years of experience in product and event marketing as well as board experience in the disability sector.
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Doreena de Groot

Director
Reena is a registered nurse with over 17 years experience in hospital and community health. Reena is excited to share her passion and skills in helping children as part of the Ryan’s Rays board.
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Cliff Martz

Director
Cliff is an operations executive with over 30 years in the Financial Services industry. Having witnessed the benefits of inclusion through his own family's experience, Cliff brings a passion for creating spaces where everyone belongs.
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Edward de Groot

Vice Chair
Ed is an executive with over 25 years experience in digital media & technology. He has seen first hand the impact Ryan's Rays has had on the children, their families and communities in which they live.

OUR PARTNERS

Hope Takes Teamwork

Here at Ryan’s Rays, we are extremely thankful for the support we have been given by our partners.  Their generosity allows us to transform lives and build stronger communities both here in Canada and around the world.