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The Leacross Foundation’s involvement in numerous charities means that information about projects, people, and new initiatives is constantly being updated.


Chelsea Library Event – 2017

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News | Comments Off on Chelsea Library Event – 2017

For the 9th year, the Leacross Foundation has invited authors and illustrators to Chelsea to work with students at the Chelsea Library. Here is author Mireille Messier and Leacross Foundation’s president Roslyn Bern.

York University Engineering position – March 15 deadline

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Current News, Education for Women | Comments Off on York University Engineering position – March 15 deadline

Position Rank: Full Time Alternate Stream – Assistant Lecturer
Discipline/Field: Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Software Engineering
Home Faculty: Lassonde School of Engineering
Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Position Start Date: July 1, 2017
Lassonde School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University
More information – click here

Leacross is supporting Engineers Canada Future City teams

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News | Comments Off on Leacross is supporting Engineers Canada Future City teams

      Click here for more information

Women Building Futures

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Current News, Education for Women, Programs & Initiatives | Comments Off on Women Building Futures


Show your support for women in trades TODAY

Mykenzee was living the life she was “supposed” to live: a 9-to-5 office job and a house in her hometown.

The problem was, none of it was satisfying. Mykenzee had always loved machines, but in her family women just didn’t go into trades.

That is, they didn’t until the day Mykenzee graduated from WBF and left town.  Today she’s living her own dream as a heavy equipment operator.

Women Building Futures’ work has always been to give more women the opportunity to experience a rewarding career in the skilled trades.

Part of that work is to give women the confidence and support to step outside their comfort zone.  And we need your help.

Send a message of support with the hashtag #itsherturn on Facebook or Twitter, and let’s show women like Mykenzee they can succeed in the skilled trades.

Wakefield Doc Fest – February 4-26, 2017

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Current News, This Year's Events | Comments Off on Wakefield Doc Fest – February 4-26, 2017

Leacross Foundation is sponsoring the 2017 “Best of Fest”

Click here for the link

Students on Ice Application – Arctic 2017

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Bursaries, Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Environment | Comments Off on Students on Ice Application – Arctic 2017

Application deadline is March 1, 2017 – click for the link

 

Students on Ice Expedition 2016

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Current News, Environment, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Students on Ice Expedition 2016

Kathrine Potapov, Julia Richardson, Denise Lee, Vicky Xu, Madeline Toupin

Photos courtesy of Martin Lipman and Lee Narraway

Linda Kristansen & Julia Richardson (Leacross recipient)

Katherine Potapov

Your Story – MASC’s Teen Authors & Illustrators Conference

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News | Comments Off on Your Story – MASC’s Teen Authors & Illustrators Conference

                                             Friday February 10th, 2017new-masc-logo-colour-2-inch at Confederation Learning Centre 
your-story-web-graphic                                   to register  click here

OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres (Bill Mason & MacSkimming Centre) News

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Environment | Comments Off on OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres (Bill Mason & MacSkimming Centre) News

With the arrival of the fox sparrows and the larch trees turning yellow, here is the fall/winter issue of The Field Guide to the OCDSB Outdoor Education Centres (Bill Mason & MacSkimming Centre).

Go to the link: click here

Child Haven International opens new home

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Children / Teen Programming, Current News, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Child Haven International opens new home

On August 17, 2016 with Child Haven International Director Ms. Bonniema (Bonnie Cappuccino) present, a new temporary shelter home named “Rose Cottage” which means in Nepali “Gulab Ghar”, was opened in Katmandu. It was built with a donation from the Leacross Foundation.20160817_184100 20160817_184206

The cottage has thirteen rooms – seven in ground floor and six in top floor. The top floor was fully occupied by staff members and ground floor was occupied by students.