Partnership Development Team


Meagan Sheppard – Partnership Development Manager
“The most rewarding part of my job is connecting fellow Canadians to children and families in need so these generous, caring people can help transform lives. What could be more impactful, more meaningful, more fulfilling than helping children and families in the poorest areas of the world break free from the cycle of poverty and disability! I’ve always had a deep calling to help children in need, and it’s a blessing and honour to work with partners and donors doing that every day. I firmly believe that every child deserves to feel loved, and that’s exactly what happens through this work.”

Stephen Mathieu – Partnership Development
“Nothing pleases me more than to see the sheer delight on the faces of people here in Canada – people whose investments and prayers are changing lives. I am so blessed to bring back stories and reports of their wonderful, inspiring and life-long impact. On a recent trip to Malawi, I met a nine-year-old boy who had lost half of his hand. Thanks to the generosity of people here, this boy received both physiotherapy and psychological counselling. When I sat down and talked with him, he told me, ‘Now I am the best football player and third-smartest student in my grade.’ The joy I saw in that boy’s eyes, the relief I saw on his mom’s face – that’s what I want to bring back to the supporters I talk to each day. This isn’t just a job. It’s a calling from God.”

Temmy Sodunke – Partnership Development
“My work fills me up with light – from the care given to children, to the prayers we pray for donors, to the emotions we share through each child’s story. I am moved by the way each contribution from every person in the organisation brings laughter and joy to the lives of each child, their families and even the donors. The fact that I am a Nigerian from Africa gives me good insight into the lived experience of family members and friends living with disability. My role provides me with an everyday opportunity to give back to others going through similar experiences and that means the world to me.”