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Holding Hands



Director of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Tamara Whilby was a nurse for over 10-years, with experience in Hospitals, Community and Retirement homes. Tamara is compassionate about helping others, so much that she collaborated with a strong team of women and men to build a haven for women & children in need of assistance.


Executive Director of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Angella Dacres is a Nurse Practitioner/Registered Nurse with over 25 years of nursing experience. She has had the opportunity to work in various hospitals, gaining experience as a registered nurse in different clinical areas such as Pediatrics/Neonatal care, Emergency medicine, psychiatric, general medicine and now as a Nurse Practitioner for stroke patients.
Angella is enthusiastic and passionate about being a part of the Women & Children Precious Shelter and assisting women and children facing violence by providing a supportive and safe environment by empowering them to be change agents in their future and reach for the skies.


Case Manager of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Hope Samuels is a former nurse for over 30 years, a mother and an advocate for those who need support during challenging times. As a nurse, she helped patients access publicly available resources within their community. 
As a Case Manager at Women and Children Precious Shelter, her role is to help women and children access the tools they need to thrive.

Tamika Curtin

Housing Manager

Tamika Curtin is a  Addiction and Community Service Worker. Tamika has decided ten years in the healthcare field as a Personal Support Worker and a Nurse.  She has a certified Mental Health Assistant as well as a Life Coach.

Tamika has devoted her passion and dedication to serving the community at Women and Children Precious Shelter to encourage women from all demographics. Her mission is to elevate and empower new growths and  development to each person she supports. Tamika wears several hats: she is a mother of four, a mental health advocate, a public health service worker and a leader with the heart and mind to succeed.

Tamika is loved and respected among her peers, with her warm presents Tamika welcoming everyone with a smile.


Child And Youth Worker

Sheldon Bartley is a Child and Youth Worker with over 20 years of professional experience working with children and families. He has worked within school boards, literacy programs and The Ministry of Children and Youth Services to create programs and resources that support youth and their needs. Sheldon is passionate about empowering youth from diverse communities through faith and  programs that will be offered at WCPS. 


Women and Children Precious Shelter Legal Team

We are pleased to have Daniel Boiani of the MONACO BOIANI DE MARCO Barristers & Solicitors Firm join us as a part of our Legal Team. Boiani is a founding partner of Monaco Boiani De Marco, Barristers and Solicitors, with a focus on family law, including separation agreements, pre-marital contracts, cohabitation agreements, custody, access, child support, spousal support, property division, child welfare matters, Mediation/Arbitration, trial advocacy, independent legal advice and divorces (contested and uncontested).​


Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Magandip assists in Canadian Immigration and Citizenship matters and has been with Canada Calling Immigration services since 2017.

Services offered:

  • Visitor Visa

  • Super Visa

  • Student Visa

  • Work Permit

  • Express Entry Applications

  • PR Card Renewal

  • Citizenship Application

  • Spousal Sponsorship

  • Parent/ Grandparent Sponsorship

  • Business Entrepreneur Programs


Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator for WCPS

 Nekisha is a caring and compassionate nurse for over 10 years working with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Her insights into conflict resolution and patient care coupled with her family-oriented nature will certainly be a valuable asset to the team.

Desna Green -Smith

Secretary of Treasurer

Desna has over 10 years of business/management experience in Banking, Property Management and Government service. 

Desna holds a Diploma as a Personal Support Worker and has served in that capacity for many years.

Currently, she is working in accounts as an Accounts Payables Specialist where she ensures the smooth flow of transactions for the company’s operational needs.

She is a great support to the initiatives in supporting the Women and Children Precious Shelter. 

AW Immigration

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

AW Immigration Services is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC), Licensed by The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC), and is authorized to consult, advise and represent individuals by providing Canadian immigration or citizenship information to individuals who are seeking migration to Canada. 

AW's mission is to provide reliable, professional, and affordable services dedicated to ensuring each individual case is given priority according to their immigration needs.  


Referral & Consultation Coordinator

Inderdip Singh Riar- has a degree in civil engineering. I have worked for 20 years in the government dept. public works (building road) along with many years experience as a developer.

I am passionate about assisting the ladies, from both Canada & India, who have been in domestic situations and not able to seek the resources or help themselves.  

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