About Us

Our Vision

All HWDSB students have equal opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

Our Mission

Engaging the community to support HWDSB students overcome barriers so they can thrive and reach their full potential.

Our Values






Hamilton Foundation for Student Success is privileged to be governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. These visionary leaders, from across the community, have a vital role in the governance of our organization and we thank them for their ongoing support and leadership.

Board of Directors, 2021-2022

Ian Brisbin
Partner, Martin & Hillyer Associates

Carla Ricci
Manager of Business Development & Partnership, Tandia Credit Union

Heather Beale
Organizational & Professional Development Assistant, Mohawk College

Becky Buck
Trustee Rep, HWDSB

Brent Foreman
Partner, SimpsonWigle LLP

Manny Figueiredo
Director of Education, HWDSB

Executive Director
Amy Leaming Cote
Hamilton Foundation for Student Success

Stacey Zucker
Associate Director – Support Services, HWDSB

Brian Humphrey
Founder, The Climb Hamilton

Nair Lecruz
Associate Dean, Health Studies, Mohawk College

Joe O’Connor
Guidance, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School

Christine Nicolaides
Principal, Saltfleet Secondary School

Peggy Savage
Freelance Writer/Marketing Director, Retired



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