About Us

The Old Millbrook School Family Centre, incorporated in 2001, is a non-profit agency dedicated to the care, nurturing, and well-being of children.

The Centre takes a community-directed approach to providing accessible programs, services, and resources that are aimed at meeting the needs of children and families living in our community.

A volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of parents, teachers and other local residents oversee and take an active role in the Centre's operations.  Funds generated from memberships, private and corporate sources, government grants, fund raising activities, and volunteer hours sustain its activities.

Meet the Board of Directors

CHAIR: Melanie Winn has lived in Millbrook for more than 20 years. She is married and has two children. Melanie is an elementary school teacher and has been involved in the Family Centre for 16 years.

VICE CHAIR: Kate DeKlerck lives in Millbrook with her husband and two daughters.  As a former Early Childhood Educator, Kate brings a great perspective and experience to the Board.  She has experience running a licensed child care centre and now runs her own successful small business in the Village.  In her (limited!) spare time, Kate makes custom quilts.  Kate joined the board in September 2013. 

SECRETARY: Danielle Vernon has lived in Millbrook since 2004.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009. 

TREASURER: LeeAnna Dykstra lives in the township with her husband and daughter.  She's has been involved with the family centre since the beginning.  She provides valuable financial support and advice to the board.

DIRECTOR at LARGE: Wilma Armstrong moved to Millbrook during grade school, attending Millbrook South Cavan public school and Millbrook High School. She is married and enjoyed raising her two children in this rural community. She has been a part of the dream and creation of the family center from the beginning and continues to serve on the board. She is a kindergarten teacher at Millbrook South Cavan Public School. She now enjoys taking her two grandchildren the to Family Center. 

DIRECTOR at LARGE:  Sarah Higginson has lived in Millbrook since 2008 and has volunteered with the Family Centre since 2011.  She visited the Family Centre on a weekly basis when her children were younger and is happy to be involved in keeping the Centre available for Millbrook's youngest residents!

Meet the Staff

Nancy Hurley, the Centre Administrator, joined the OMSFC in the spring of 2018.  Nancy  was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario where she worked for over seventeen years in the Early Learning and Care Community.  She moved to this region six years ago and loves the area.  My family her family live with their two dogs and the dogs that we foster through a local Animal Rescue Organization.  Nancy is passionate about the Early Years and truly believes in the value in our youngest citizens.  

Meet the Volunteers

Angie McLean, Nancy Robinson, and Lee Wakelin all volunteer for our wildly popular and free multi-generational Music & Movement program.

Janet Branscombe is a valuable and tireless volunteer who works at the family centre each week to keep it clean and organized for our service users.

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