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TLC is thrilled to announce the appointment of Lori Shatto as new Executive Director


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Staff, volunteers, and supporters of The Lending Cupboard are very pleased to announce the appointment of Lori Shatto to the role of Executive Director.

With current Executive Director Dawna Morey having announced her retirement earlier this year, the search was on to find the ideal replacement.


Board Chair Amanda Blair said Shatto is absolutely the right candidate to take the organization forward.

“Lori comes to us with a wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector, including time at the United Way (Perth-Huron, ON) and prior to that as the Marketing/Fund Development Coordinator here at TLC,” said Blair.

“In addition, she has significant education that will be an asset to our organization including a Professional Certificate in Not-For-Profit Management from Western University, as well as near completion of her Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation,” she added.

“The Board is confident that Lori will be able to continue Dawna’s excellent work and we look forward to seeing all we will achieve together.”

Shatto said she’s very excited to be able to build, “On the fabulous work the team has been doing, and to continue on with the legacy and the work Dawna has been doing for many years along with the team. It’s an incredible group of individuals, and I’m absolutely delighted to begin this next chapter.

“I’m very passionate about making sure people have access to health care, and what The Lending Cupboard does is definitely a component of that,” she explained. “The other piece for me is the people. They become a part of your life, and they care about you, and you care about them. I’m so

excited to be coming back to the TLC family.

“For me, on a personal level, it’s also about putting together all of the skills I’ve been gathering up to this point in my career and making a beautiful picture in a beautiful organization.”

Morey said she couldn’t be more confident in the selection of Shatto to ‘take the reigns’ and apply her own vision and experience to the organization.

“As Executive Director for the last seven years, I’m thrilled to be welcoming Lori back to The Lending Cupboard and work with her over the next number of weeks to be passing the torch onto her,” she said. “It’s really going to make a very smooth transition for me, for the staff and volunteers and for the organization.

“Lori is bringing a great background and has grown tremendously since she was last with The Lending Cupboard. I have every confidence that she will take this agency even further over the next number of years and I wish her the very best.”


The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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