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Leadership Team

Trish St. Onge - Executive Director
Trish St. Onge - Executive Director

Trish has held a variety of leadership positions, currently as Executive Director with CFS Saskatoon. She is a Certified Executive Coach and holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Victoria, and a Masters in Continuing Education from the University of Saskatchewan. Trish believes that by investing time into the culture of an organization first and foremost, good work will follow. It is because of passionate and committed people and meaningful purpose that she has been involved in a variety of public and non-profit organizations for more than 30 years. She is a strong advocate for the non-profit sector supporting the work, locally, provincially, and nationally. She strives to provide inspiration, creative thinking, and vision towards a better future state for leaders, the sector, and our communities. Trish is married, the mother to three grown sons and their partners, and a grandmother to one.

Terry Lowe - Director of Service Delivery
Terry Lowe - Director of Service Delivery

Terry Lowe is the Director of Service Delivery at CFS Saskatoon where she has worked for the past 25 years. Terry is a Registered Social Worker and has worked with clients as a counselor and group facilitator for many of those years. Terry believes in the power of family and the incredible resilience of the human spirit. She has been both honored and inspired by work with clients throughout her career.

Along with her husband, she is the parent of two grown children and their partners as well as five wonderful grandchildren. In her spare time, Terry loves hiking, backpacking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and reading.

Anita Burkell - Director of Early Years
Anita Burkell - Director of Early Years

Anita joined CFS Saskatoon in 2008 when she undertook the unique dual role of Director of the Teen Student Support Early Learning Center and School Social Worker at Bishop Murray HS. While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degrees Anita held a variety of positions working with young children and youth which made this a dream position. Anita completed her Early Childhood Education Level 3 in 2010 and since then has pursued her interest in how brain development impacts learning in children and youth. Anita has been active in supporting the field of Early Childhood Education through participation in the Saskatoon Federation of Early Learning and the Saskatchewan Early Years Leadership Caucus. In the fall of 2020 Anita became the Director of Early Learning at CFS Saskatoon. Anita enjoys travelling, cooking, baking, painting and attending live concerts and plays.

Brent Isaak - Director of Finance & Operations
Brent Isaak - Director of Finance & Operations

Brent came to CFS Saskatoon from private industry, having over 10 years of accounting and finance experience, half of which as a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant. He believes that strong financial reporting and analysis, efficient processes, and excellent internal controls help provide a solid base for the organization to excel in its mission. Brent enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and is an avid Saskatchewan Rush fan.

Nidhi Singh - Communications & Fund Development Officer
Nidhi Singh - Communications & Fund Development Officer

Nidhi Singh is CFS’s Communications & Fund Development Officer. She has an array of professional qualifications including a Masters of Commerce, Masters in Economics and a Masters of Mass Communications with Specialization in Advertising and PR. At an early age Nidhi started working with SOS Children’s Villages, India as a Sponsorship Secretary where she was dealing with European sponsors for the welfare of orphan children and destitute women. She then had her stint with the world of advertising and media planning. An educator for the most part of her career, she strongly believes in continuous learning as the way of life. She has been Head of the Department of Economics in one of the most prestigious schools in India. It is for her efforts and passion that she has been honoured twice by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India twice. Nidhi is a strong advocate of women empowerment, loves to spend time with her family, writes poetry and enjoys long walks. She is smitten by the natural beauty of Canada and photography is her latest passion.

About CFS Saskatoon

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