Foundation Canada

BFM Foundation Canada is a registered Canadian charity and is the bridge between Mission Thrift Store and Bible League Canada. It acts as a support centre for all Stores by providing business services and support, as well as manages capital projects to acquire, renovate and relocate stores.

Our Values

    • Christ-Centred – All our discussions and actions reflect our faith and belief that Christ is the centre of this Ministry.
    • Volunteerism – We celebrate that the success of Mission Thrift Store is driven by volunteerism.
    • Joint Ministry with Bible League Canada – We have a mandate and desire to financially support Bible League Canada’s global ministry.
    • Integrity – We are consistently truthful and honest in all our actions, reflecting uncompromising adherence to Godly principles and values.
    • Sustainable Growth – We believe that responsible, stewardly and sustainable growth is an integral element to the long-term success of our organization.
    • Innovation – We consistently and earnestly strive to be adaptable to new and efficient business processes and ideas.

Meet Our BFM Foundation Canada Staff

Steve Klassen


Jonathan Catania


Sean Kelly


Lynda Burton

Director of Special Projects

Leah Gagnier

Director of Volunteer Recruitment & Community Engagement

John Huizinga

Director of Fund Development

Jack O'Halloran

Regional Director (British Columbia)

Sharon Brandsma

Regional Director (AB/SK/MB)

Eric Larsen

Regional Director (Ontario South-West)

Ken Cullen

Regional Director (Central-Ontario)

Cory Toutant

Regional Director (Ontario-East)

Colin Nowlan

Regional Director (Atlantic)

Kari Coenjarts

Finance Administrator

Lisa Damerino

Finance Support Assistant

Danielle Lima

Operations Support Assistant

Pamela Tuininga

Store Support
Eric Ames - Marketing Manager BFM Foundation

Eric Ames

Marketing Manager

Zoe Horvath

Human Resources Manager

Estefania Morales

Administrative Assistant

Elizabeth Darrach

Finance Manager

Meet Our Board of Directors:

Dianne Swinemar, M.M., DCnL, D.C.L.


Doug Moore

Board Vice Chair & Member of A&RO Committee

Harry Van Beilen

Board Treasurer & Chair of A&RO Committee

Sue Kikkert

Board Secretary & Member of Governance & Nominating Committees

Marvin Vandervalk

Board Director & Member of A&RO Committee

Taketo Mori

Board Director & Chair of Governance Committee

Machiel Talsma

Board Director & Member of Nominating and A&RO Committees

Ross Thomson

Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Helmie Verver

Board Director & Member of Nominating and A&RO Committees

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