SOS Children's Villages Canada has grown since its inception in 1969, thanks to dedicated staff and volunteers. With the support of generous Canadians from coast to coast, we build loving families for orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
Thomas Bauer, President and CEO
Thomas has an educational background in Social Work and Social Care with a post-graduate Master degree in Non-Profit Management from a Berlin University. Thomas worked in children’s residential centers across Germany and Ireland in various managerial positions for more than 10 years. He joined SOS Children’s Villages International in July 2008 with a focus on domestic operations in Western Europe, North America and Australia. From 2014 to 2017, Thomas served as the International representative at the Board of Directors of SOS CA, SOS UK, SOS USA, SOS IT and SOS AU representing the Federation and ensuring alignment between the national organizations and the Federation.
He is married with 5 children and enjoys family life and all the good things that come with it.
SOS Children’s Villages Staff
Dave Greiner, Senior Vice President, Operations
Jacques Paquette, Database Manager and Donor Support Coordinator
Tammy Peters, Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Samantha Halyk, Sr. Program Communications and Digital Media Specialist
Sewuese Ayu, Donor Support
Marc Bonomo, Director of International Programs & Partnerships
Daniel Loftus, Director, Integrated Marketing
Maude Pelland Tessier, Program and Partnership Officer
Cynthia Ngarachu, Community Engagement Officer
Anjali Nundy, Communications and Media Coordinator
Laurie Howland, Financial Officer
Shelley Paquette, Administrative Assistant and Office Manager
Danielle Porteous, Director, Major Gifts