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Kids Can Fly Brantford

Kids Can Fly promotes early childhood development in Brantford/Brant

Staff Biographies

Becca McLellan

Becca McLellan is the Executive Director of Kids Can Fly as of September 2022. Prior to this, the role was held by Founder, Sharon Brooks, who retired after an impressive 21 years leading the organization from its infancy. Becca has a background in not-for-profit leadership and administration, and is passionate about community leadership and impacting young people. As a mom of three and a long-time resident of Brantford, she is excited and determined to serve the local community through facilitating children’s wellness programs and parenting supports in collaboration with the fantastic Kids Can Fly team.

Becca McLellan
Executive Director
Email: becca@kidscanfly.ca

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Jane Flinders

Jane Flinders is the facilitator of the Parachute program as well as the Prenatal program. She is a parent of 4 children and a foster parent and has been an active early childhood educator for over 30 years in the Brantford community. Jane operates her own business, Musical Motion, early year’s family music classes as well as offering professional development for ECE’s in this community.

Jane Flinders
Coordinator of Parachute Program, Prenatal Program
Email: jane.flinders@kidscanfly.ca

Debbie Censner

Debbie Censner is our new Launch Pad Coordinator as of September 2023! She has extensive experience as a Registered Early Childhood Educator and has worked both in a childcare setting and in Ontario’s Full Day Kindergarten Program for many years. She is very grateful and excited to become a member of this amazing community.

Debbie Censner
Launch Pad Program Coordinator
Email: debbie@kidscanfly.ca

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Ellie Daigle

Ellie Daigle began as Kids Can Fly’s Administrative Assistant in May 2023. Ellie was born, raised and had her first job in Brantford. She completed her undergrad and then Social Service Worker diploma before working as a caseworker and in administration for several not-for-profit programs. She is now a mom of one wonderful daughter and wishes to see all kids thrive and get the chance to participate in great local programming. Ellie is excited to be part of such a passionate team and help bring Kids Can Fly’s vision to life!

Ellie Daigle
Administrative Assistant &
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program Administrator
Email: ellie.daigle@kidscanfly.ca

Karen Chandler

Karen Chandler is Kids Can Fly’s Communications Coordinator. As a new mom, she participated in many KCF programs including Parachute program and Roots of Empathy. Karen has two children who regularly enjoyed Launch Pad programs before starting school.

As part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Committee, she has volunteered her graphic design and social media skills to help with various KCF campaigns. With over 15 years experience in Communications and Public Relations, Karen looks forward to putting her skills to good use with Kids Can Fly.

Karen Chandler
Communications Coordinator
Email: karen.chandler@kidscanfly.ca

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