Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.
We are the Diamond Valley Youth Foundation; a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to making every youth’s potential a reality. We raise funds that provide resources and create opportunities for our youth to learn, grow and thrive.
Through fostering relationships, building partnerships, and creating connected communities, we bring together people engaged in a common goal. Investing in our youth creates and builds a place where everyone has the opportunity to flourish and grow into future leaders, innovators, and changemakers.
Our first goal is to fundraise $20K to benefit the two elementary schools in Diamond Valley, Alberta – Turner Valley Elementary School and C. Ian Maclaren. We are hoping to fulfill that goal through the FALL FLING 2023, a fun evening of food, drink, entertainment and an epic silent auction! Click HERE for tickets and more information!
Setting up a new charity is no small feat! It is only done with a team of people who are passionate go-getters bringing their own set of strengths and experiences with a passion like you’ve never seen! Below you’ll find more info on each member of our Board of Directors.
President, Diamond Valley Youth Foundation
Tania moved to the Foothills in 2015 seeking a slower pace to raise her growing family away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Building relationships with other families and community members in the last 8 years made this a natural fit in wanting to get involved more and make an impact where it counts!
Tania spends her days in the fast paced advertising industry and enjoys facilitating campaigns all over the country. In her spare time (what spare time!?), her favorite spot is the dog park in Black Diamond where she spends countless hours with her doggie and family.
Vice President, Diamond Valley Youth Foundation
Wanting to raise their young daughter in a small town environment, Claire and her husband fell in love with the Foothills and made the move to Turner Valley in 2022.
A strong believer in rolling up her sleeves and getting things done, Claire discovered an amazing network of likeminded individuals who had an idea of working together to support local kids, and from there the Foundation came to life.
Professionally, Claire works as a General Manager at a Family Office and wears many hats! Claire is known for her love of adventure and the outdoors, and can often be found hiking and camping with her friends and family.
Treasurer, Diamond Valley Youth Foundation
Cori was born and raised in the Diamond Valley area (Millarville) and from a very young age was involved in the community alongside her parents and extended family. She grew up seeing how a connected community can support and bolster its members through even the toughest of times.
What began as simply wanting to sit on the Parent Council of her daughters elementary school to get connected since her career keeps her occupied during school hours, quickly became a passion for wanting more and a determination to make it happen.
Cori was the first employee hired by a startup software development and IT Management company and has been instrumental in growing that company to the thriving success it is today. You don’t get to become a 25-person multi-million dollar corporation without encountering obstacles; Cori does not shy away from a challenge.
Secretary, Diamond Valley Youth Foundation
Axinia and family moved to this wonderful town, Turner Valley, in 2016 and are embracing this community ever since.
Raised in a small town herself, Axinia believes that it Takes a Village to raise great kids, making this belief a reality by creating support networks for parents in the Diamond Valley area and being actively engaged in the school community since her son started kindergarten.
As a life-long learner, Axinia works in the field of Continue Medical Education as a Project Manager.
Social Director, Diamond Valley Youth Foundation
Kym is a stay at home mom to two young boys. Prior to making the decision to stay home with her boys, Kym was a legal assistant for over 15 years. Kym is Vice President of the Oilfields Sports Association and the Sheep Creek Arts Council. Kym is passionate about ensuring all the youths in the community have an inclusive and enriching childhood and loves living in Diamond Valley.