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Board of Directors


Katherine Keenan

Executive Director

My name is Katherine Keenan, I am the  Executive Director of Sunflower Early Learning Society

I grew up on Vancouver Island in the Ladysmith area on a farm. I started working with children when I was just 16, I became a coach at the local elementary school and immediately knew that working with children was what I was destined to do! 


I went to North Island College for my ECE Certificate and  fell in love with the Reggio Emilia philosophy. I became involved with my local ECEBC branch and became an advocate for educators in the field. After graduating, I began working in a centre and shortly after that I opened a group childcare centre of my own. It was in the small community of Union Bay and was licensed for 16 children ages 3-5.  That was when I found my passion for leadership, seeing how I could work alongside educators to help them reach their goals was my new mission, and it still is today.

Once I moved to the city I joined on as a director at a corporate childcare centre but left soon after as I realized that the corporate lifestyle and philosophy of care just wasn’t for me! One of the many things that excites me about Sunflower is the Non-Profit Model of care.

One of the things I love the most about working in childcare is the amazing and diverse families I get to interact with. I strongly believe that every family has a uniqueness about them that helps to make our communities stronger.

Some other fun facts about me are...

I am in LOVE with crafting.

I've seen every single season of Survivor ever.

I have 2 cats (Gadget and Gizmo) that I love with all my heart. 

And finally, everything I do I pour my heart and soul into, including being a Director.

Chair:  Jennifer Hendriks
Treasurer:  Gareth Louw
Board Member:  Preeti Zimmer
Board Member:  Jenna Nutting
Board Member:  Laura Dollison
Board Member:
  Sarah Cartwright

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