Notice of Leadership Transition at Emmanuel at Brighton

On Behalf of the Board of Directors, Emmanuel at Brighton announces the departure of Bonnie Zehr as Executive Director of Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre, effective July 18th, 2019. 

Throughout her years of service, Bonnie has given her whole heart to the children and families of Emmanuel. The organization has seen many successes during her tenure, including the creation of new classrooms, the expansion of outdoor and forest programming, and continued stability through an ever-changing legislative landscape.

The Board thanks Bonnie for her contributions in her many years as an educator and in her central role as Executive Director since 2006, and wishes her well in her next endeavours. 

In the coming months, we will work to realize the first steps of an ambitious new strategic plan that outlines direction and focus for organizational growth in the years ahead. We are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Emmanuel at Brighton as we continue to support our children, families, and community. 

Acknowledging that changes such as these present both challenge and opportunity, over the next few weeks we will initiate the search process to hire a new Executive Director for Emmanuel at Brighton. During this transition period, our priority is to continue to deliver the highest quality of childcare with support from interim leadership and Emmanuel’s dedicated employees.


Eve Nadler, Chair, on behalf of the Board of Directors, Emmanuel at Brighton