Managers

Introducing Two New Managers!

Please join us in welcoming two new managers to the CityKidz team, Stewart Vander Velden and Jessica Cowan.

Stewart Vander Velden, our new Manager of Programs has the very important role of leading our program team – the heart of CityKidz. Stewart brings almost 30 years of full-time vocational ministry to his role. Some of his experience includes church planting, community development, restorative justice, mediation, victim services, mentoring, foster care, and corrections, to name a few. He has graduate studies in seminary and professional counselling in addition to his BA in Criminology. Stewart has a heart for reconciliation and people development and is passionate about seeing all people, regardless of their age of life circumstance empowered and coached to live out their full God-given potential.

You can reach Stewart at the CityKidz office at 601 Burlington St. E, Unit A, Hamilton, ON L8L 4J5 or by phone or email: 905-544-3996 Extension 203 | stewart@citykidz.ca

We’re excited to announce that we have a brand new Marketing and Communications department and we have hired Jessica Cowan as Manager of Marketing and Communications. We are eager for the growth opportunities that will come from this new department. Jessica will be responsible for digital and print media, public relations, social media, special events and advertising. She will be developing and executing marketing strategies that drive growth and further communicate the work of CityKidz to our community. As we continue to grow and increase our impact, she will play a key role in creating and implementing our Marketing and Communications strategies. Prior to joining CityKidz, Jessica spent several years working and volunteering in the non-profit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Guelph and studied Marketing & Business Administration at Sheridan College. She is passionate about social justice and seeing all kids have the opportunity to achieve big dreams.

You can reach Jessica at the CityKidz office at 601 Burlington St. E, Unit A, Hamilton, ON L8L 4J5 or by phone or email: 905-544-3996 Extension 227 | jessica@citykidz.ca

We welcome Jessica and Stewart to our dynamic team!

Sincerely,

Rev. Todd Bender
Executive Director