The Team


Karine visiting a child that she   sponsors in Nicaragua

Karine Gratton, creator of A to Z Volunteering

Karine loves people and has a passion to help change countries for the best, especially in Latin America. In addition to having created the A to Z Volunteering website, she founded JustVolunteering, a group of employees of the Department of Justice of Canada who have an interest in volunteering. Karine volunteered with a leadership program for inmates in Texas, she organized toy collections for impoverished children in the world, she co-chaired a regional chapter of the Christian Legal Fellowship of Canada and chaired two university clubs, including one that she founded. Throughout her travels, Karine has had the joy of meeting the four children that she sponsors in Nicaragua and Guatemala. She speaks French, English and Spanish. In her spare time, Karine is a Legislative Counsel at the Department of Justice and cannot help but dance when she hears a good merengue.

 


« Mr. Professor » relaxing before going back to his class in Grenada

Alexander « Sandy » Davidson, President of the Davidson Foundation

Sandy has been thrilled to join volunteer teams for short term projects in the Philippines, Belize, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua and Grenada. He has volunteered to do: construction and painting of churches, schools, orphanages and houses; intake nursing and tooth extraction at medical and dental clinics; prison visitation; classroom drama; and food package distribution. When not volunteering, Sandy is a General Counsel for the Department of Justice of Canada. He received the Deputy Minister of Justice Humanitarian Excellence Award in 1993 and 2008 for his numerous humanitarian contributions. He established the Davidson Foundation to help fund small projects that he is involved with.

Acknowledgments

The team thanks PellerinStudio and Simple Création for their technical support.