Abbeyfield Canada: Canada's National Society
The National Office of Abbeyfield Canada is in Toronto, ON. It serves the whole of Abbeyfield Canada. All Abbeyfield Societies in Canada are members of Abbeyfield Canada -
Abbeyfield National Office is home to Abbeyfield Canada's records and resources. It is also the office of the Executive Director, Daniel Young-Tessier, who joined Abbeyfield Canada in the autumn of 2014, bringing impressive project management, advocacy and strategic development experience to help consolidate and advance Abbeyfield Canada's growth.
Meet the National Board
The National Board are drawn from across Canada. They work to promote Abbeyfield on a National level, whilst also maintaining strong links with individual Societies through their liaison work.
If you are not already in contact with your dedicated liaison board member, or if you are new to Abbeyfield, but want to contact the board, please direct your queries to the National Office and they will be forwarded to the most appropriate Abbeyfielder.
Abbeyfield Canada Board of Directors
President - Chelsea, QC
Jim is an Economics graduate from Sydney University, Australia. He worked as an accountant initially and progressed to managing a group of manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe.
Jim was with the Abbeyfield Houses Society of Caledon since its inception, first as Vice-Chair for two years and subsequently as Chair. His tenure saw the building phase completed and two years of successful operation. He retired recently and moved to Chelsea, Quebec in 2012.
Past President - Ottawa, ON
Elizabeth served as president on Abbeyfield Ottawa board of directors for four years and one year as treasurer.
Elizabeth is a Certified Management Accountant who worked sixteen years for provincial government and operates her own accounting practice in Toronto and Ottawa.
Brenda Elias, PhD - Toronto, ON
Brenda is Faculty for Non Profit and Voluntary Sector Management at Ryerson University and Social Foundations of Gerontology, Family & Community Social Services at the University of Guelph-Humber.
Linda Dryden Vice
President - Victoria, BC
Linda is a retired nurse who has a Masters in Health Administration and a Diploma in Public Sector management. She has worked in the areas of health, education and private consulting.
She is director of Public Relations and Promotions for St Andrew’s Abbeyfield as well as Abbeyfield Canada.
George Pasieka Director - Winnipeg, MB
George has spent much of his career within the Information Technology (IT) sector in a variety of technical and management capacities in both Canada and the United States. George lives in Winnipeg where he is pursuing his MBA.
Patti Ferguson - Armstrong, BC
Patti is recently retired as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Armstrong. She was on committee that started discussions with a local man who wished to donate his land and home to become an Abbeyfield, and is still on the Board of the Armstrong Abbeyfield House now, 14 years later.