Board of directors

TROY HARRIS

- Founder

Born and raised in Victoria, Troy graduated from UVic in 1996 with a Bachelors
degree in Education. After teaching in Victoria for 10 years Troy decided he wanted to have an impact globally as well as locally. In August of 2007 Troy founded the Canadian World Education Society (CanWES) in an attempt to provide opportunities for young people in impoverished nations. As well as teaching, Troy enjoys playing and coaching soccer, filmmaking, and photography.

CRAIG STENBERG

- Vice President

Craig has been involved with Canwes since it's inception. Craig graduated form Camosun College as a Civil Engineering Technologist and currently works for the City of Victoria. Craig is married as has two young boys. Interestes and hobbies of Craig's include sports, spending time with his family, camping, and classic cars. Craig enjoys working with the board of Canwes and seeing the difference this small organization has made in such a short time.

JACQUI TEN HOVE

-Secretary

Jacqui graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria in 1996, and she has been teaching for the past 14 years. She began her career in Fort St. James, British Columbia before returning to Victoria in 2001. A dedicated teacher, Jacqui involves herself in numerous other roles within the schools' at which she teaches. Her hobbies include reading and running, and spending time with her son and husband. She is extremely proud to be helping CanWES in providing quality education to the students at the Everest English School in Sanitar, Nepal.

Bruce Cafferky

Bruce graduated from the University of Victoria’s Commerce program where he studied International Business. He also attended Santa Rosa Jr. College in California where he played soccer on the varsity team. He works for RBC Dominion Securities where he helps individuals, families, corporations and foundations achieve their financial goals. Bruce spends his spare time enjoying the outdoors including playing soccer and coaching his son play youth soccer in Victoria.

KEVIN HARRINGTON

Kevin is a graduate from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor
degree in Education. He also has his Masters degree in
Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. Kevin has spent
much of his teaching career involving himself in extra-curricular sports,
coaching both Basketball and Football. He is married and has two
young boys. Kevin is proud to have been a part of CanWES for the past 3 years.

Rebecca Launder

Rebecca graduated from Belmont in June 2010 and will go onto further her education at the University of Victoria this fall under the Faculty of Humanities, still uncertain of the career she wishes to pursue. Rebecca enjoys playing piano and soccer and loves camping. During the summer months when she’s not attending school Rebecca enjoys working with children as a summer camp leader for West Shore Parks and Recreation. Rebecca has enjoyed volunteering with CanWES over the past 2 years, and looks forward to her future involvement as a new member to the board of directors.

Steve Meikle

Steve graduated from UVic in 1994 in Kinesiology and went on the complete a Master's Degree at UVic in Recreation and Leisure Administration in 2000. He has been working in community development and recreation for the past 15 years and is currently the Manager of Community Services for the District of Saanich. Steve spends his recreation time doing whatever it is his daughters want to do and occasionally gets to chase a black and white ball around a field. He is passionate about building community at the local level and is looking forward to building community on the global level.

STEVE WARD

Treasurer
Steve is a Chartered Accountant from Victoria. He is married with two young children. Steve enjoys spending time with his family and most sports, but would like to play more rounds of golf. Steve works with two other non-profit societies, including a drug and alcohol rehabilitation and awareness society in Victoria. Steve’s dad was a teacher in the Sooke School district for decades and believes strongly that the best chance for children to succeed is through a good education program. Steve is happy to be part of CanWES to help provide that start for children in areas of the world, where they would not otherwise get that opportunity.