Our Community

I believe that helping those in need by getting involved in community organizations, either through volunteering or by making a financial contribution, is a very rewarding experience. I love being involved, but the most important thing for me is knowing that by taking the time to give back, somewhere it will make a difference for someone in need. For some, every penny counts, but I believe that every second counts.

Providence Care

Joining the Board of Directors in 2011, Josée is pleased to have the opportunity to share in the important role that Providence Care plays in our community. The Providence Care Board of Directors is composed of citizens from the geographically diverse communities served by Providence Care who have the expertise and commitment to translate our mission of compassionate care into policies, plans and programs.

To learn more about Providence Care’s programs please visit their website.

Providence Care

 

H’Art School of Smiles Inc.

Josée has been a proud supporter of H'Art School of Smiles since 2003 sitting as President of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2012. The studio helps disadvantaged adult individuals build and maintain social and literacy skills through fine arts, including painting, drama, music and dance. To learn more about the programs offered through H’Art and their artwork please visit their website.

H’Art School of Smiles

 

Frontenac County Plowmen Association (FCPA)

A member of the board since 2003, Josée currently serves as the President of the FCPA. Over the years Josée has been a hands-on supporter of the Rural Show and Plowing Match hosted by the association each year. This event offers demonstrations of different activities of rural life as well as allowing members an opportunity to participate in some friendly competition in the sport of plowing. To learn more about the Frontenac County Plowmen Association and their upcoming events please visit their website.

Frontenac County Plowmen Association

Davies Award for Philanthropic Leadership

Josée has always been passionate about the community and its members and this year, she was recognized with the Davies Award for Philanthropic Leadership. This prestigious award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic leadership benefiting Kingston’s healthcare facilities and the provision of healthcare for the people of Kingston and southeastern Ontario.

Read more here.

“While I could list the many boards and committees that Josée has chaired or been a member of over the years, what truly distinguishes [her] is the genuineness in the care and compassion that are at the forefront of her interactions with those in need and are harnessed to power every project to its successful completion.”  ~ Jennifer Lemieux, VP & Branch Manager ~

Big Bike for Heart & Stroke 

Rebecca and Michelle represented RBC in the Big Bike for Heart & Stroke event early this summer. The Big Bike event supports critical heart disease and stroke research as 29 riders power one big bike throughout the community.

Women United reception event on issues facing vulnerable women 

On June 10th 2019, the leaders of the Way came together to listen and learn how they can make an impact on the lives of women in Kingston. During the event, individuals who had firsthand experience with United Way came to share their story on how they had been affected by abuse.

The goal of Women United is to bring women and resources together to provide support for women who need it the most. Overall the evening brought out many questions and areas that need more attention leaving many women inspired to do more.

To read more on the event click here.

Tree of Hope

This past holiday season, Josée, Michelle, and Rebecca were thrilled to contribute to the Tree of Hope foundation by shopping for toys and Christmas gifts for kids and families in Southeastern Ontario.

The 2018 Tree of Hope Campaign is a 100-year old annual holiday run by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac that provides toys, clothing and more to over 900 kids.