Our Team

Lakeside HOPE House Staff

We believe that the opposite of poverty is community.

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Jaya James | Executive Director
519-265-4299 ext 22

Jaya James | Executive Director

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 thir ability.














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Gillian Cornell | Immediate Relief Manager
519-265-4299 ext 29

Gillian Cornell | Immediate Relief Manager

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 support workers.
















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Ali McDonald – Communications & Events Lead info@lakesidehopehouse.ca
519-265-4299 ext 36

Ali McDonald | Communications & Events Lead

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! Advocacy is my passion and involving HOPE House in social justice initiative events is a top priority. Contact me if there’s an event regarding homelessness, poverty, mental health and/or addictions that you think we may be interested in attending!














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Mary Jackson – Community Engagement Manager
519-265-4299 ext 27

Mary Jackson | Community Engagement Manager

I can help show you where your dollars go within the walls of HOPE House and the community we serve. I can tailor a giving program that reflects both your personal or Corporate goals with a yearly review. Understanding our programs and the people we serve begins by building relationships with our Champions. I welcome the opportunity to showcase our amazing facility with a guided tour and program information.














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Jackie Keenan – Gift In Kind Coordinator
519-265-4299 ext 24

Jackie Keenan | Gift-In-Kind Coordinator

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

















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Bob Moore – Social Intake Worker
519-265-4299 ext 23

Bob Moore | Social Intake Worker

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.















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Bill Landsborough – Fianance Manager
519-265-4299 ext 27

Bill Landsborough | Finance Manager

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!

















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Stacy Bailey – Volunteer Coordinator

Stacy Bailey | Volunteer Coordinator


















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Mark Filo – Facility Manager

Mark Filo | Facility Manager





















Board of Directors

To contact our board, please email board@lakesidehopehouse.ca


Eleanor Davidson


Vincent Rogers

Vice Chair

Dustin Cleghorn





Jeff Groenewald


Frank Valeriote



Gord Barr


Liz O’Donnell


Paul Mahony