Our Staff

This page is to help you get to know the Staff at Ward 5 Neighborhood Centre. You might want to drop by and meet us in person or just to see what is going on at the Centre. One of our very friendly staff would be happy to show you around.

Executive Director – Douglas MacDonald has been a main stay with the Centre for 41 years, and he is always happy to answer any questions one may have on our programs and services. As the CEO, Doug operates the Centre under the direction of our Board of Directors to set policy and procedures, and overall supervision of programs/services and financial controls.

Program Manager – Susan Nordin operates all aspects of our programs, the daily purchase and planning of meals for the children and seniors programs. A major task is the operation of St. Mark’s Food Bank; Susan is responsible for networking within the Community, along with referral and resource services.

Office/Financial Manager – Joy Corkum works closely with the Executive Director on day-to-day operations/business. Joy is generally the first contact on the phone and is also responsible for daily administrative of Ward 5.

Cook – Denika Ross does the meal preparation for the programs held here at Ward 5 on a daily basis. She prepares both children’s and seniors’ lunches Monday to Friday, along with preparing our Meals to Wheels three days a week, provided to three seniors’ manors in the city.

Youth Counselors – Program staff are responsible for supervision of our children and youth programs, such as: Breakfast program, hot lunch program, after-school activities, which include swimming, skating and gym activities. Out staff offer a safe and fun environment for children enrolled in our fall/spring and summer program.

Special Staff – Throughout the year various persons are hired for special projects, such as summer when students are hired for the day camp. These people bring many skills and new dimensions to our work.

Employment enquiries or resumes may be sent to us via email at joy@ward5.org
Executive Director Ward 5 Neighborhood Centre
5540 Russell Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 1X2

You may also fax us, (902)484-0018