Our Team

We are a people of faith, a community of hope and servants of love. This is the team moving our mission forward.


Donna West

Executive Director, CityKidz Regina

For as long as she can remember, Donna has had a passion for helping children. After spending 30 years in the business community as an accountant, her dream to work with children finally came true. In 2004, she began volunteering with a children’s program through her local church in North Central Regina, the neighbourhood McLean’s Magazine dubbed The Worst Neighborhood in Canada. From there her passion for helping the most vulnerable only grew. In September 2010, Donna became the Branch Manager for CityKidz Regina and the Saturday program was launched with great success. Raising a child as a single mom, Donna knows all too well the strength and determination that is needed to endure adversity and keep your dreams alive. Her past experiences have served to fuel her passion to see children who are growing up in adversity reach their full potential.


Meet Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors bring insight, passion, and a wealth of knowledge to their role as stewards of CityKidz Regina’s mission.

Sean Wilson


Sean is passionate about helping where he can. He has had a specific passion for CityKidz since his first encounter with them in 2009 at the Hamilton location. Sean attended the University of Regina and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Business Administration. As a life long Regina resident, Sean is excited to see the city thrive.

Renee Heemskerk

Vice Chair

Renee has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 15 years. Her travels have taken her to over 34 countries to partner with locals addressing issues in contexts of poverty. She earned a degree in Business Administration and International Development from Tyndale University. Her two young boys keep her very busy and happy. Renee is excited to be a part of CityKidz making a difference in her own community among children and families.

Haley Runns


Haley, a First Nations woman from Carry The Kettle First Nations on Treaty Four Territory, has always been passionate about CityKidz Regina. Having grown up in the North Central Community and participated in the CityKidz program, she understands first hand, the impact it has on a children. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to giving back to the Community she grew up in. 

Trevor Thomson

CityKidz Hamilton Liaison

Trevor is a retired teacher who holds a Masters of Education and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management. He brings both experience and expertise to the work of CityKidz. Volunteering full time, Trevor serves as the Secretary and Treasurer for the Board of Directors and as the Executive Assistant to our Executive Director. Trevor is best known for his servant leadership and providing support and encouragement on a daily basis to all staff and volunteers.

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