Executive Director

Ilona Boyce MSW

(Volunteer Position)


Ilona Boyce, MSW, is the Founder and Executive Director of EvenStart for Children Foundation.
As Executive Director, Ms. Boyce has worked with government and children's services in positions of increasing responsibility for 15 years. She left government in 1995 to found the Heartland Agency--a non-profit organization providing a variety of services to children.
Ms. Boyce is a recognized expert in the field of early childhood programs and is regularly asked to speak at conferences about early intervention initiatives.
She has been awarded the Early Childhood Professional Association of Alberta's Children's Service Award for her work; the Women of Vision Award (July 2007); and most recently the Queen's Jubilee Award. Ms. Boyce is a member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Drop-in Centre Society, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Faculty of Social Work at Mount Royal College and Heartland Agency Educational Services.
Ms. Boyce volunteers her time to the EvenStart Foundation as its Executive Director.

After working in social services, Ilona came to believe in the importance of children's early learning and life experiences as predictors of future success
She is dedicated to assisting children in reaching their potential, and most importantly, helping them to learn that each of them is valued. She found that children 'at risk' (i.e., those who have experienced childhood trauma) require more. If they were to be provided the opportunities for an 'even start' in life, these children required additional support from their communities.

Her vision includes a program that offers a wide variety of educational, therapeutic, transportation, and nutritional supports to children of trauma.

Today the EvenStartand the Heartland Agency work side-by-side to collaboratively provide needed programs for 'at-risk', traumatized, and economically-disadvantaged children.


January 2014 ; Content Copyright 2001-2014
EvenStart For Children Foundation - Charitable Organization #85085 8382 RR0001

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 2014 ; Content Copyright 2001-2014
EvenStart For Children Foundation - Charitable Organization #85085 8382 RR0001