We work with youth.
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Hope Is Freedom An income A Second Chance Belonging

Sometimes all it takes is one person recognizing your potential to inspire a new path and vision for your life. We create that support system. Our community acts as an extended family. Staff and volunteers serve as passionate leaders, listeners and encouragers. When a young person needs help with schoolwork, writing a resume or getting their driver’s license, we’re there.

The Mackie’s Place Story

Our Vision

To be a movement motivated by radical love where youth at risk have the opportunity to become healthy people with connected families in hope-filled communities.

Bridge diverse communities

Break down barriers

Broaden perspectives

Build opportunities

Find belonging

Bridge diverse communities

Break down barriers

Broaden perspectives

Build opportunities

Find belonging

Our pillars


We seek to provide youth with life skills and encouraging relationships so that they can flourish.

Community Engagement

We involve and educate individuals in our community to build lasting mentorship relationships with youth at risk.


We believe that an effective program is built on confident and committed leadership.


We bring people together to share a homemade meal and support one another.

“There is something fundamental about sharing a meal. It’s more than food. It’s people coming together in the most basic human experience, to share a space where divisions can drop away, and the light of our common humanity can shine through.”

Bruce Reith, DIRECTOR OF Hope Mission



Bobbi-Rhea Mackie

Executive Director

Favian Kleine

Director of Care

Sylvia Shury

director of philanthropy


Amanda Budd

head Baker

Amy Brandscombe


Chris Boyko

youth worker

Emma Bleasdale

culinary operations manager

Gabriella Shury

Project Manager

Gemma Stobbe

Operations Manager

Jaana Wiebe

executive administrator

Jenessa Canlas

Youth Worker

Lavinia Wong

Youth Worker

Marco Canlas

Youth Worker

Meranda Verhnjak


Michelle Jager

Donor Relations & Finance Administrator

Prince Moore

primary worker

Raisa Monteiro Wilson

program director

Sharaya Holder

Youth Worker

Sophonie Priebe

program facilitator

Board of Directors

Donald Konrad

retired, Chartered Professional Accountant

Favian Kleine

Co-Founder & Director of Care, Mackie’s Place

Kimberly Franklin – Board Chair

Former Dean of Education, Trinity Western University (Retired)

Linda Peters – Board Secretary

Retired, Long-Time Volunteer at Mackie’s Place

Peter Schouten

Director, AGI Investments

Robin Johnson Yee

Former Director of Real Estate Marketing, Century Group (Retired)

And so many volunteers that we couldn’t do without!

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