Our Staff

Lakeside HOPE House Staff

We believe that the opposite of poverty is community.


Jaya James – Executive Director  director@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 22

I can help you with answering questions about how HOPE House operates and our goals for the future. As the Executive Director, I am responsible to ensure we have a clear focus and are moving towards our mission and vision. I often say that my job summed up is to move everything out of the way so my staff can do their jobs to the best of their ability.


Gillian Cornell – Immediate Relief Manager programs@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 29

I can help you with finding a rewarding volunteer position. I can also help you access food, a hot Wednesday breakfast, hygiene products or clothing, and associated programming after registering through our social workers.


Mary Crome – Ongoing Support Manager socialwork@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 26

I can help you register for programs such as Circles® and therapeutic gardening with the Julien Project and I can tell you about other programs at HOPE house. I can also offer you social work services that are short term and solution focused.





Kristen Tilley – Community Projects Lead    ktilley@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 27

I can help you by getting you excited about all the Community Projects that HOPE House carries out! This includes HOPE for the Holidays, The Guelph Community Backpack Project, and the Social Enterprise Eatery Project. I love that HOPE House finds ways to engage all members of our community in various ways so please email me with any questions you may have or how you can get involved!

Kimberly Lyons – Communications & Events Lead info@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 28

I can help you with any questions about the content of our social media, website, and fundraising events such as the JOY Home Tour, HOPE in the Street, and Coldest Night of the Year!

Jackie Keenan – Gift In Kind Coordinator donations@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 24

I can help you with sizeable donation pick ups of food or clothing. Contact me for information about our Givers of Hope Program.




Bob Moore – Social Intake Worker intake@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 23

I can help orient you to the supports we provide and register you as a member of HOPE House. I can also help you navigate other supports and resources in the community.


Bill Landsborough – Finance Manager finance@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 27

I can help by supporting the HOPE House team with financial reports, payroll, and accounting. I do this so they can do what they do best, help you!