Janet’s vision is to dedicate her professional expertise to helping young parents and their children achieve their full potential.
She strongly advocates on their behalf with the goal of defeating the stigmas and labels that society has applied to this vulnerable group.
Janet was herself a young parent, feeling at the time, that she had no future, and little opportunity to achieve her own goals. She has a clear understanding of the obstacles that stand in the way of her client’s dreams of success.
She brings over 15 years of not for profit management experience, a Certified Association Executive Designation, a Not For Profit Management Degree from Ryerson University, and her own personal history as a young parent, to her position. She initially became involved with the Rose of Durham in 2005 as a volunteer, then a board member, and quickly jumped at the chance to apply for the position of Executive Director – a role in which she felt she could make the most impact.
Janet is married to her high-school sweetheart and has two children, a 24 year old son, and a 23 year old daughter, a 2 and half year old grandson who is the light of her life, loves animals, scrapbooking, reading, and resides in Courtice.
How can your experience or your business help fellow conference attendees?
I hope that my ability to run a charity as a business while still staying true to the mission will inspire and motivate others.
What do you hope to take away from the conference?
A way to connect what we do on a day to day basis to an idea that be developed into a Social Enterprise allowing us to diversify our funding sources.
What do you think is our greatest social problem today? Any suggestions to solve it?
Poverty, it will take a global response, it has to become everyone’s problem before it can become everyone’s solution.
What is the most inspiring book you have read?
The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls – She provides additional proof that we are in charge of our own destiny and that anyone can overcome anything if they put their mind to it.
Janet Chappelle is attending the #SocialforGood Conference
About the #SocialforGood Conference
If you are a socially conscious individual, entrepreneur, corporation or non-profit organization you can’t afford to miss this conference! Please join us for two days that will evoke conversation, initiate ideas and inspire creative solutions to spread social good in your community and workplace.
#SocialforGood will have you dive deeper then you ever have before and will address:
- What a #socialforgood movement is and why it even matters
- Can a business really make a profit while doing something that makes a difference? Yes! Learn how!
- Ideas and beliefs by change makers and sought after experts.
- We will explore why investing in women is the world best social strategy
- Creative solutions to inspire change in your life, workplace and business
- How to Bring Authenticity and Integrity to Your Business
- How Creating your Business Creates a Whole New You
- How to raise money for your social business or cause
- The best ways to spread your message: Video, podcasts, public speaking, social media and more