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, 2019-2020

Leah Schwenger
Retired Principal, HWDSBVice-Chair
Ahmed Mohammad
Community Development, City Housing HamiltonSecretary
Sharon Stephanian
Superintendent of Equity & Wellbeing, HWDSBIan Brisbin
Partner, Martin & Hillyer Associates

Brian Humphrey
Founder, Climb for Cancer

Carole Paikin-Miller
Trustee Representative, HWDSB

Executive Director
Amy Leaming Cote
Hamilton Foundation for Student Success

Wayne Joudrie
Retired Director of Education, Halton District School BoardTreasurer
Stacey Zucker
Associate Director – Support Services, HWDSBSunil Bechar
Senior Conservation Analyst, Hydro OneManny Figueiredo
Director of Education, HWDSB

Christine Nicolaides
Principal, Saltfleet Secondary School

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

Financial Statements