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About Us

Our Mission:

Our Community at Work—Project SHARE serves individuals living in poverty in the Niagara Falls community by:

  • Addressing the short-term need for food and creating long-term solutions for food security
  • Mobilizing resources in our community
  • Adapting services to respond to changes around us

Our Values

We believe in:

  • Interacting with all members of our community with dignity, respect, compassion and understanding
  • Working as a team, within Project SHARE and with our community, to provide whatever help is needed
  • Providing services based on inclusivity, equity, cooperation and collaboration
  • Growing an effective organization through open communication and fiscal and social responsibility
  • Advocating and providing a voice for those living in poverty

volunteer or staff holding basket of vegetables

 

Project SHARE started back in 1989 and was formerly known as C.O.E.S. (Coordinated Outreach Emergency Services). The offices were located within a small building on Victoria Avenue. In 1992, the agency became incorporated and changed its name to Project SHARE, with the acronym meaning support, housing, awareness, resources and emergency. The name change was accompanied with a move of their offices to 1st Avenue. By, 2002, the organization found a need for a bigger building due to the increase in demand of its services. Project SHARE then relocated to Stanley Avenue, where they are currently located.

Chairperson of the Board
Irma Sebastiano

Vice Chairperson of the Board
Anna Luciano

Past Chairperson
Brian Pellow

Treasurer
Mick Wolfe

Secretary
Trent Dark

City Council Representative
Carolynn Ioannoni

Board Member
Paisley Janvary-Pool

Board Member
Ryan Serravalle

Board Member
Tom Snodgrass

Board Member
Lori Lococo

Board Member
Jim Ferraro

Board Member
Julia Fabiano

Board Member
Italia Gilberti

Executive Director
Diane Corkum

Honourary Member
Karen Stearne

Honourary Member
Selina Volpatti