History Of The Georgina Cares Fund

The Georgina Cares Fund began in 1996, with the help of former Mayor Robert Grossi. 

 Grown from a need to help those in need in our community, the idea began as a way to lend  helping hand to Georgina residents who were going through a temporary situation. 

For example, if a father lost his job, Georgina Cares would step in to cover the cost of hockey for the year so the kids could continue to plat and not feel the effects what the family was going through. it was the perfect way to allow "kids to be kids" despite what was happening at home. A board was formed and together with the Georgina Advocate and Shaw Cable (Now Rogers TV) and annual television auction was creat4ed to help fund the charity.

Now, more than 20 years later, Georgina Cares has grown and evolved. Applications have been added and streamlined,  the Compassion Fund has been established and guidelines have evolved. One thing remains the same, The Fund continues to help residents in our community like no organization out there.


The Board of Directors of Georgina Cares is a volunteer board, whose directors are elected at our Annual General Meeting.

Directors are required by our constitution to sign an affidavit of privacy where we legally bind our duties to the board.

The board meets at the call of the chair, although this usually means meeting about 10-12 times per year. There is no compensation on the board, other that the good feeling one gets from helping the children we help.

Robert Grossi, President

Jennifer Anderson

Jim Anderson

Roxanne Archibald

Darlene Carson-Hilderbrand

Kevin Forget

Debbie Green

Michael Waddington

Ed Ward

Nancy Godfrey

Leslie Frosch

Holly Doyle - Program Administrator