About Us

At Caledon Meals on Wheels, we believe in...

Vision

A community where individuals can enjoy healthy, independent and connected living at any age.

Mission

We provide a range of programs and services that promote nutrition, wellness, and social interaction.

Motto

Live Your Life!

Values

Our values are what we hold to be true. We abide by these values at CMOW each and every day.

Client & Community Focused

We are compassionate and invested in the best interests of our clients and community.

Accessible

We meet the needs of our diverse community by preventing and removing barriers to participation.

Collaborative

We partner with organizations, sharing expertise and resources.

Innovative

We are creative, flexible, and responsive to the changing needs of our community.

Quality

We are committed to excellence in everything that we do.

Accountable

We are fiscally responsible and conduct ourselves with integrity in an open, transparent manner.

Sustainable

We have a long-term focus and are invested in the future of our community.

Board of Directors

Meet our board!

Sandra Sharpe

Sandra Sharpe

President

Sandra Sharpe is an avid storyteller and has had many opportunities to share stories as a Leader and Member of Toastmasters International since 2007. Through Toastmasters she has held several leadership roles including Area Director, Club Mentor, and Club Sponsor. Sandra has led and presented several conference workshops on leadership and given talks on the value of mentorship. Sandra is an alumnus of the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies and has her Certificate in Communications for Professionals. Sandra was also educated at the University of Waterloo for Basic/Advanced Mediation and Conflict Management and then as a Trained Facilitator from the Canadian Management Centre in Ottawa. She has 24 years of experience in the Ontario Municipal Public Service, 9 years in municipal taxation, and the past 15 years supporting and advising heads of Council.  Presently, she is currently serving the residents of Caledon in her role as Executive Assistant to Mayor Allan Thompson.

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Lynn Kiernan

Lynn Kiernan

Vice-President

Lynn Kiernan lives in the picturesque village of Inglewood which she has called Caledon home since 1963. Together with her husband Declan and her son Adam, they are proud and active members of the community. Lynn is a former investment professional licensed under the Canadian Securities Institute. She has a long history of community involvement supporting grass roots, resident-led organizations and was elected in 2018 to serve on Town of Caledon Council representing the residents of Ward one. She strives to be a strong voice, advocating for programs and services that sustain and enhance Caledon’s rural character.

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Rochelle Henry

Rochelle Henry

Treasurer

Rochelle Henry is a chartered professional accountant residing in Caledon. Rochelle is currently the Sr Manager Financial Operations for the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. Past volunteer experience has included filing tax returns for low-income individuals and families via the CRA’s CVITP program for several years. Rochelle looks forward to serving the community as a member of the board. 

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Gina DErrico

Gina D’Errico

Secretary

Gina has an education in social sciences, business, real estate, and paralegal studies. Originally from Montreal where she played competitive basketball, her passion for working with others drove her to coach at her old high school; she believes that sports not only foster teamwork but enriches one’s core values. After moving to Vaughan Ontario, she brought this love with her, coaching for basketball associations in the area. Volunteering at numerous animal shelters not only allowed her to express her love for animals but provided an opportunity to support animal rights. Gina is looking forward to helping the community and to contribute to Caledon Meal on Wheels.

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Jessica Faber

Jessica Farber

Director

Jessica is a registered social worker and has been working with community mental health crisis teams for 6 years. She is now working as part of a recent expansion of crisis services in Dufferin County and working closely with community partners and police services. Before joining a community agency, Jessica worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in human resources, inpatient mental health and research. This is Jessica’s first board position, and she is looking forward to a new way to use her passion for mental health and wellness with Caledon Meals on Wheels.

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Mojgan Schmalenberg

Mojgan Schmalenberg

Director

Has served as a public service manager and manager of information technology for over 30 years in a government organization. She is an active community member with a passion for serving others. For the past several years, she has volunteered with various community organizations and served in different capacities. As part of her volunteer role, she supports ongoing fundraising initiatives to help raise funds for various community organizations. She was drawn to Caledon Meals on Wheels for the important role they play in the community by providing support, promoting independent living, and improving the quality of life for the community members. She is passionate about social justice and racial equality and strives to make a positive impact in her community where everyone has a voice and the opportunity to thrive.

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Mary Maw

Mary Maw

Director

As a former public library manager, Mary brings a wealth of experience in community engagement, strategic development, fundraising and organization and resource management. She is a life-long Bolton resident and a true community champion whose mission is to work with others to improve the lives of the people in Caledon. Her passion for serving the community and ensuring access to essential services aligns perfectly with the mission of Caledon Meals on Wheels.

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Jo Anna Gould

Jo-Anna Gould

Director

Jo-Anna began volunteering at the age of 12 at the YMCA and has been a strong advocate and community champion ever since.  For the past 25 years, she has lived and worked in the Caledon community as a manager in the social services sector. Her career has led her to foster inclusion and support the diverse needs of residents, including food and housing security, crisis support, grief and bereavement, and recreation. With a strong background in community development, volunteerism and fundraising, she understands that communities need to work together for the greater good of all people and be willing to embrace change in order to continue and grow required services. Her passions are people, wellness, and inspiring the full potential of residents to become active and engaged members of their community. 

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Staff Team

Meet our Team!

Our staff is dedicated to helping our clients remain in their homes and in our community for as long as possible.

Leadership team

Kim Rodrigues

Kim Rodrigues, CHRL

Executive Director

A visionary leader with an extensive background in executive leadership within the charitable and not-for-profit sector, Kim brings over 15 years of expertise in leading organizations with an innovative and curious mindset. With a Master of Education specializing in distance learning, a Diploma in Human Resources, and a post-graduate certificate in Public Sector Leadership, Kim possesses a unique blend of academic success and hands-on experience. Beyond qualifications, Kim has a deep passion for serving the community, and believes that nurturing others toward their fullest potential creates vibrant and thriving communities. Kim is a mom of three: two wonderful humans and one precocious golden retriever. Kim is a lover of the arts, travel and great food.

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Kathryn Mifsud rotated

Kathryn Mifsud

Seniors Wellness Program Supervisor

Kathryn Mifsud joined CMOW in 2014 as a Program Volunteer after a long career in the Planning and Legal field.  Wanting to put her years of fitness instruction and sports experience to good use, she became a Wellness Program Facilitator in 2016.  With a strong belief in the organization and a mandate to assist seniors in maintaining an active lifestyle, Kathryn became Supervisor of the Wellness Team in 2018.  As a long-time resident of the Bolton/Caledon area, she has volunteered with numerous agencies in the last 35 years.  Kathryn has always maintained a full and energetic life and looks forward to experiencing new activities in the future. Kathryn enjoys sports, gardening, golf, friends and cottage life, but mostly adores her time spent with her two young adult sons. “If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss

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Scott MacNeil

Scott MacNeil

Kitchen Supervisor and Chef

Scott MacNeil studied culinary arts at Niagara College. He favours simplicity and solid culinary technique, with a focus on supporting small scale local food producers and working with the seasonal bounty that Ontario offers. Scott has worked at the Riverbend Inn Niagara on the Lake, Jamie Kennedy Wine bar, Joy Bistro, and the Stop Community Food Centre. He was the Kitchen Coordinator/Chef at the Stop Community Food Centre for over 9 years. Scott is trained in conflict resolution skills and in alternative dispute resolution approaches, including interest-based mediation. Scott strives to foster a positive and welcoming learning environment in his kitchen.

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Maureen Chilko rotated

Maureen Chilko

Client and Volunteers Services Supervisor

Maureen joined the CMOW team in the summer of 2021, looking for meaningful work close to home in Bolton. She relocated here from Alberta in 1999 working in the manufacturing sector. She brings with her 20+ years working in the community as both a volunteer and part time staff with Caledon Dufferin Victim Services as a front-line crisis responder and dispatcher. She strongly believes everyone should spend some time volunteering in their community – whether it’s as a crisis responder, coaching sports, shoveling snow for your senior neighbours, or one of the many volunteer opportunities at CMOW. Do something to make your community stronger. When she’s not busy at work – she loves time spent with her family, reading, writing, photography and trivia.

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Admin & Program Team Members

Sarah Adeniran

Sarah Adeniran

Bookkeeper

Sarah enjoys helping small businesses with their bookkeeping and has been doing this for over 10 years within and outside Canada. Sarah moved to Caledon in 2017 and is happy to be a part of the fantastic team at CMOW and the Caledon community. When Sarah is not working or spending time with family and close friends, she enjoys watching true story movies and reading articles on simple & natural living, financial discipline & parenting. Sarah believes random acts of kindness can make the world a better place.

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Melissa Costantini

Melissa Costantini

Seniors Wellness Program Facilitator

Melissa has an extensive background in the field of dance. Starting at age 3 with Jazz, entering the competitive field at age 11, and being in the Regional Arts Program; Melissa has learned ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, and dabbled in stomp/stepping, Irish, and African dance. Melissa obtained a Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Seneca College and completed student placements in the Long-Term Care Community and Adult Day programs, where she discovered her enjoyment working with seniors and older adults. It was through college that she learned the importance of recreation and leisure, and doing things you love, and that make you happy. Now, Melissa loves sharing that lesson with all her Meals on Wheels clients, each and every day!

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Eddy Cuff

Eddy Cuff

Frozen Meal Delivery Driver

Eddy and his wife are long time residents of Bolton since 1984 raising their children. After deciding to retire as a steamfitter with Local 46 in 2016, he looked for new challenges. It was then he started as a volunteer driver for CMOW, delivering hot meals to clients throughout the Caledon countryside. Eddy joined the office staff in 2019 when a vacancy became available for a driver with the frozen food and grocery delivery programs. He finds it very rewarding by being a part of the CMOW team to serve our seniors and other in need within our community. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. “Pay it Forward”

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Katrina Beamish

Meals Assistant

Katrina has lived in Caledon her whole life and feels strongly about giving back to the community. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BSc in Biology where she discovered her passion for health and wellness. Katrina uses her background in fitness to provide a safe and welcoming environment for participants of the Seniors Social and Wellness programs.

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Joanna Oliver

Kitchen and Transportation Assistant

Joanna first learned of Caledon Meals on Wheels back in the mid-2000’s when her grandparents began having meals delivered to them. She had the pleasure of meeting some of the friendly volunteers who delivered the meals at the time and took note of how much her grandparents enjoyed their visits. She began her own association with CMOW in 2018 as a volunteer for the Friendly Visit program, then in 2021 when she heard that there was a need for volunteers to help in the kitchen, she offered her assistance and started washing dishes. Now, she is happy to be helping with cooking classes as well as meal preparation, packaging, and the transportation of meals from the kitchen in Bolton to the volunteer drivers in Orangeville.

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Ajaypal Sahdra

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Ajaypal has always been passionate about social justice and human rights. He has continued to use his voice to speak on stigmatized issues and break barriers to build more awareness and educate others. With a background in community work, research, and marketing, he is now working with CMOW to increase the organization’s awareness, reach out to cultural groups and make the services we offer more accessible. He enjoys travelling, trying new foods and loves to spend time with family and friends. 

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Nakul

Nakul Girme

Kitchen Coordinator

Our newest Kitchen Coordinator Nakul Girme brings a wealth of experience after working in the food service and hospitality Industry for over 25 Years in various sectors from Cruise ships to children’s hospitals to serving corporate clients with extensive international and local experience. He wishes to contribute to the community and create a long-lasting impression by sharing his varied experiences by imparting knowledge in the culinary field. He believes in sustainable food solutions and aims at targeting and reducing food waste.  Basketball and gardening are a few of his favorites besides his passion for cooking.

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Heather Travers

Administrative Coordinator for Senior Management

Heather and her husband Kevin have been residents of Caledon for more than 20 years where they raised there two children Abbey and Brady. Heather is a registered nurse by training but gave up her scrubs to be there for her family full time.  After years of volunteering in the community including dance, hockey, baseball, and the Santa Fund and with both kids successfully in post secondary education, she decided it was time to get back into the workforce.  CMOW was immediately attractive to her as someone who has always been drawn to helping others and with a background in healthcare.  In her spare time Heather enjoys golfing, doing renovations to her home and spending time with her family and friends.

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Debi O’Neill

Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Growing up in Bolton, when the population was just 5000 and there was just one grocery store, the experience of the ‘small town’ environment brought her back to raise her children over 25 years ago. The passion of helping people started at an early age. Over several years, Debi has volunteered with community projects, various church and community fundraising events, with a number of community service groups.

She joined Caledon Meals on Wheels as a weekly volunteer driver in 2012. This experience was much more than she anticipated. Hearing the grateful comments from clients, of the impact of her short visits & meal deliveries was life changing. Debi was a part of the amazing team of incredibly motivated & passionate people in 2014 in a bookkeeping and administrative support roll. She has returned to Caledon Meals on Wheels in the role of Meals Coordinator. This role allows her to continue her goal of making impactful changes in the lives of others. Debi is proud to (once again) be a part of this wonderfully caring and compassionate group of people that strive to provide many services as well as hot, fresh, delicious and nutritional meals for our aging population.

~How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to
improve the world. ~Anne Frank

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Rebekah Bock

Rebekah Bock

Seniors Wellness Program Facilitator

Rebekah lives in Woodbridge Ontario with her husband Calvin and their two dogs. Rebekah spent many years volunteering in various programs for kids and adults and has worked with non-profits for over 8 years. Rebekah loves to travel, is in the process of becoming a registered dog breeder and loves being with people. She is also studying with Heritage College and Seminary as a part time student. 

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Ann Norris

Ann Norris

Seniors Wellness Program Facilitator

Ann Norris is a Community Development Specialist with over 25 years experience working with diverse groups in Peel. Her last role was providing social media services to small businesses. She previously worked with Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP) as the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. In her role Ann engaged with families and community organizations to promote the EarlyON programs and services. Ann takes on active roles on various committees that makes her community a better place to live and grow. These committees include Peel Police Liaison Committee, Black Community Action Network (BCAN) and the Black Community Connects (BCC). Ann’s work in her local community has earned her a Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship and the reward of seeing the systemic changes which are taking place. Ann has worked with every group of development stages, such as early learners, students, youths, so it is only fitting that she is now in the role of Senior Social Wellness Program Facilitator at Meals on Wheels working with seniors.

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