Our History

The Sudbury Manitoulin Children’s Foundation was founded in 1976 by: Gerry Lougheed Sr., Robert Fabbro, Donald Taylor, Paul Sauve, James Cormier, Ronald Luciani, and John Koski. Four of our founding members stayed on as directors for over 25 years; one is still a director today. For the first few years the Foundation assisted disadvantaged children by supporting a variety of community needs. Though not a founding member, Charles ‘Chuck’ Murray joined the board very shortly after it was founded. He became a beacon for us and served as President of the Board for nearly 25 years.

In 1983 an independent study was commissioned to assess the needs of children in the community. The study determined that “the Sudbury Manitoulin Children’s Foundation should be involved in camping”; and that “[they] should assume the prime responsibility for the generation of funding for camping opportunities for needy/disadvantaged children”. Because of these recommendations, the Send-A-Kid to Camp [SAKTC] program launched in 1984 and has sent over 17 000 local children to camp since then.

SMCF Board Members and Staff

President Michel Racine
Vice President Robert Fabbro
Secretary Treasurer Kevin Roy
Board Members Colette Lougheed  Al Giroux
Tina Hill
Marianne Matichuk
Barbara Young
Executive Director Anne Salter Dorland anne@smcf.com
Program and Volunteer Director (Position funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Internship Program) Fiija Derro fiija@smcf.com 


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102 – 128 Pine Street, Sudbury, ON, P3C 1X3
Phone: (705) 673-1001