About Us

The mission of Lions Quest Canada is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to develop healthy, capable young Canadians of strong character.  

Initially, Lions Quest Canada distributed and promoted the Lions Quest School-Based Programs - Skills for Growing, Skills for Adolescence, Skills for Action - and has expanded their offerings to include other training & products that support the implementation of a positive youth development approach in schools and communities. 

History of Lions Quest Canada


Our Board of Directors:

  • Chair – Michael Stanford, Victoria, BC
  • Past Chair - Jack Isaman, Calgary, AB 
  • Vice Chair - Frank Hartman, Wolfville, NS
  • Secretary - Cheryl McKitrick, Crystal City, MB
  • Treasurer - Bob Tanner, Petrolia, ON
  • Eunice Cameron, Regina Beach, SK
  • Tom Gordon, Newmarket, ON 
  • Luke Stennick, Lincoln, NB
  • Denis Vinette, Belwood, ON
  • Sharon Williston, Stephenville, NL

Our Staff:

Joanne McQuiggan, Executive Director

With over 30 years of experience in youth development, Joanne has shared her knowledge with groups across Canada and internationally.  Joanne acts as the key liaison with our Lions Club family and works with officials from across the country to support the work of Lions Quest Canada – The Centre for Positive Youth Development. 

Joanne facilitates workshops and provides keynote addresses on Positive Youth Development topics in addition to her duties in administration and as liaison with our Board of Directors. 

Kay Nelles, Marketing & Events Coordinator

Kay coordinates all our events including workshops, conferences, gatherings, speaking engagements and trainings.  For over 30 years Kay has provided top notch service to our network of champions across the country and she is also our point person for the fulfillment of orders and other requests.