Community Engagement

Strive is made up of several committees and working groups. In order to encompass the voices and perspectives of all early years professionals in the community.  We invite you to join the conversation!

Strive Advisory Committee

Strive is a responsive, community driven organization with an Advisory Committee that is tasked with ensuring the strategies and tactics are put into action. Members of the Advisory Committee represent the diversity and complexity of the Child Care and Early Years sector. Strive leverages administrative support from a backbone organization; Childreach, and takes all organizational initiatives to the membership for endorsement.


The Strive Advisory Committee is presently seeking new membership to fill committee vacancies. 

Click HERE for more information.


The advisory committee is made up of the following members:

  • Ally Scott – Strive
  • Amanda Benton – London District Catholic School Board
  • Angela Woodburn – London Bridge Child Care Services
  • Breanna Piccolotto – Strive
  • Cora Burns – Milestones Children’s Centre
  • Cyndi Frizelle – YMCA of Southwestern Ontario
  • Holly Gerrits – Thames Valley District School Board
  • Kelly Smith – County of Middlesex
  • Kelly Walker – Good Beginnings – Oxford County
  • Lee-Anne Cross – All Kids Belong – Merrymount
  • Linda Grainger – London Children’s Connection
  • Lori Webber – Whitehills Childcare Association
  • Meaghan MacDonell – Strive
  • Sheryl Third – Fanshawe College
  • Teresa Sulowski – St Thomas/Elgin Children’s Services
  • Yvette Scrivener – Childreach

Professional Learning Committee


To influence, support and promote accessible professional learning opportunities within the Early Childhood Community in London and five surrounding counties.


  • To influence the early learning community to provide learning opportunities that align with evidence-based practice.
  • To support our community to participate in learning opportunities that contribute to individual goals and the advancement of our profession.
  • To promote a professional learning culture that upholds a high image of children, families and educators.

For our guiding principles, click here: Guiding Principles of Professional Learning