Subject: Departure of our Executive Director, Ms. Véronique Emery and appointment of a new Executive Director, Ms. Christina Clark

(Welland, Ontario) – La Boîte à soleil’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Christina Clark as Executive Director. Ms. Clark, currently the Assistant Director and will assume the position officially on October 3, 2022. This nomination follows the announcement of the departure of the current Executive Director, Ms. Veronique Emery, who has held this position since 2014. Ms. Emery will be leaving her position on September 30 to take on new professional challenges as a “Shared Services Coordinator” for l’AFÉSEO (Association francophone à l’éducation des services à l’enfance de l’Ontario). Ms. Clark, an experienced manager in the early childhood field, will now be responsible for ensuring the sound administration of the organization and the updating of its strategic plan.

With a diploma in Early Childhood Education (Niagara College) and a certificate in Child Care Administration (Collège Boréal), Ms. Clark has extensive experience in the sector. Over the course of her career at La Boîte à soleil, which began in 2006, Ms. Clark has served as an Educator, Assistant Supervisor, Supervisor, Program Coordinator and, since 2014, Assistant Director. In this capacity, she has overseen the operations of La Boîte à soleil’s educational centers, in addition to supporting the supervisors and their teams. Always full of energy, dedicated to La Boîte à soleil and passionate about the world of early childhood, she accepted to take the reins of the organization. “I am so honored to have been entrusted with the leadership of this fine organization,” said Ms. Clark.

“I look forward to continuing to create strategic partnerships and build on this incredible legacy that has already brought so much to our families and our Francophone community in Niagara.” Mr. Pierre Séguin, President of the Board of Directors, adds that “her knowledge of early childhood and the needs of the sector, her sharp understanding and her ability to bring about change are already
contributing greatly to the growth of La Boîte à soleil.”

“We must thank Véronique Emery for her commitment and for the tremendous work she has accomplished over the past nine years. Her dynamism and her ability to bring people together have contributed to positioning La Boîte à soleil as a reference in French childcare.”

La Boîte à soleil has a reputation as a great place to grow and work and offers innovative childcare services in French throughout the Niagara Peninsula.

For more information:
Pierre Séguin, President