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Our Board

Anne-Marie
President

I have been visiting Puerto Vallarta since 1995, initially working with the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza and Pasitos de Luz. After becoming involved with RISE, I saw a need for a Canadian foundation that would be able to contribute time and donations to disadvantaged children living in the Bay of Banderas.  We have been fulfilling our goal of assisting children to have happier and healthier lives since 2007. In my other life, I am a Registered Nurse in a busy ER of a Toronto hospital.

LarsJan Aberg M.
Secretary

I approached CCSHF for the first time 10 years ago when I was working as a volunteer in the Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta, I got to know Anne Marie and her foundation, and saw the amazing job CCSHF was doing connecting generous caring Canadians with charities in the Banderas Bay area, improving the life of so many children. I was also shocked to see how much will the Canadian community had in taking an active part to help in our communities development.

This inspired me to take action and to be an asset in CCSHF activities; As a Mexican, and more importantly as a PV Local, I can see in situ how all the help is implemented on a daily basis and have real-time feedback on all the children’s needs. It’s nice to feel that I can be helpful with my community, meeting such great humans beings on the way.

Eduardo Villegas

Director

Born in Las Varas, Nayarit, This will be my 8th year living full-time in Puerto Vallarta.

Sustainable tourism and the environment are two of my passions. I knew about the Canadian Children Shelter of Hope through the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. I had the chance to see how important ecological education is and how CCSHF is helping the gardens to reach their goals.

I believe in social change by taking action, that is why I decided to join CCSHF. My long term goal as a member of the foundation is to improve our local environmental awareness by educating our community.