About Carine Strong
Carine has been a member of the CCS Board since 2005 and serves as the Co-Chair of the agency’s Gala Committee. She is also a regular volunteer at Chez Thrift where she runs the auction, as well as volunteers her time every year with the Santa Fund. On average, she spends approximately 50 hours every month volunteering her time.
She has a 30-year history in progressively senior management positions in the field of Customer & Community Relations, Travel/Event Management and Communications. In 2008 she became the Executive Director of Volunteer MBC, a volunteer centre which serves the entire Region of Peel. The mission of Volunteer MBC is to promote and support volunteerism in an effort to connect all people to meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Carine married her Canadian husband, the son of a Belgian war bride and moved from Belgium to Bolton 33 years ago. She recalls how welcoming and caring this community was to her and wants to give back and hopefully make a difference. Carine has a wonderful daughter and when not caring for both of the loves of her life, she spends her spare time baking delicious cheesecakes and yummy cookies. Enjoying entertaining guests with her Flemish cuisine, she is equally comfortable as the decorator/handyman of the house and
can sling a hammer with the best of them.
Carine’s extensive involvement with CCS has allowed her to see first-hand the positive impact CCS has made on the lives of so many individuals in the Caledon community. She is very proud to be associated with this organization, which encourages people to help themselves, while showing the utmost respect for the environment.