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The Temiskaming Foundation appoints new Executive Director

On behalf of the Temiskaming Foundation (TTF) Board, Chair Al Willard is pleased to announce the appointment of Brigid Wilkinson to the position of Executive Director.


“Brigid Wilkinson surprised and impressed the interview panel.  We were excited by her involvement in the community and the level of knowledge and expertise that she will bring to the role of Executive Director”, said Al Willard, TTF Chair. 


“I am very excited about this opportunity to devote myself to this organization and the good that can be achieved when we pool our resources, experience and passion for our community,” said Brigid Wilkinson.  “I look forward to working with our fantastic board, as we build on the incredible work that the Foundation has been doing for thirty years.”


“We are grateful for the steady hand and dedication to our community that our former ED, Claire Hendrikx, brought to the position for over fourteen years,” said TTF Chair, Al Willard.  “Our eyes are on the horizon as we continue growing our Foundation, including the recently established Kirkland Lake & Area Fund.”


About Brigid Wilkinson

Brigid Wilkinson was appointed Executive Director of the Temiskaming Foundation (TTF) in January, 2024.  She brings wide-ranging leadership and administrative experience in the not-for-profit and legal sectors locally and provincially.


From November 2013 to January 2024, Brigid served the local community as a solicitor with Kemp Pirie Crombeen and Evans Bragagnolo & Sullivan LLP.  She volunteered on the boards of the Temiskaming Shores Public Library, New Liskeard Non-Profit Housing Corporation, Classic Theatre Cobalt, Temiskaming Festival of Music, Temiskaming Law Association and Federation of Ontario Law Associations, serving as the Northeastern Ontario representative.


Prior to completing her law degree at Dalhousie University, Brigid worked in the non-profit sector as Program Coordinator for East Coast Environmental Law in Halifax and Administrative Director of Théâtre Repercussion Theatre in Montreal, among other organizations.


About the Temiskaming Foundation

Founded in 1994, the Temiskaming Foundation (renamed in 2009 to reflect its growing geographic representation), is a local community foundation that accepts donations from hundreds of generous donors, managing an endowment fund and applying the proceeds to supporting local groups from Latchford to Kirkland Lake.


--For more information, please contact The Temiskaming Foundation at 705-647-1055 or

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