Welcome to our new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Huron House Boys’ Home is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Gatt as Executive Director. Brett will be replacing Don Adam, who is retiring after 43 years of working with youth.

Brett will start with Huron House on Monday, December 6. “The Board is excited to welcome Brett to our organization,” said Bert Phills, HHBH Board President. “Brett brings a wealth of experience from the organizations he has worked with in the past, which will be a huge benefit to Huron House.”

Brett has served as Clinical Director of Stratford Children Service for the last 10 years, supporting live-in residential youth, and providing transitional service for adult foster care. He has an MBA from Royal Roads University, a BA from University of Western Ontario and certificate programs in Play Therapy, Applied Counselling, Not-for Profit Management. He is a Master Trainer (CPI) in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. Brett has extensive experience in leadership, strategy, public relations, marketing, and communications. In the community he has been an active participant coaching hockey teams, participating on parent/teacher councils, and being involved in fundraising activities.

“I am proud and honoured to become part of this organization that has provided valuable services to youth for over 50 years,” said Gatt. “I look forward to building strategic partnerships and continuing to build on this incredible legacy which has already contributed so much to our community.”

Huron House faces funding challenges and is working on opportunities to address this. We look forward to building on the progress our previous Director has made, along with Gatt’s collaborative leadership style, commitment to accountability, and to the community.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Don Adam for his years of dedicated service to Huron House Boys Home. The youth, staff, and board members have benefited from his leadership and dedication,” added Board President Phills.

Don Adam is supporting the transition, remaining with Huron House through December 24.

For more information:

Bert Phills, Board President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-869-2036

Winter Bulletin 2021

Our Winter Bulletin for 2021 is now available. In it, we say goodbye to our Executive Director of eight years, take a look at what the boys have been up to, talk about plans for 2022’s in-person(!) events and give details about our new options for monthly giving.

Click on the image of the bulletin to read now!

Spring Bulletin 2021

What’s been happening and what’s coming up at Huron House in 2021

Bid in our online auction!

From March 1 at 8am to March 6 at 8pm, support Huron House and bid to take home gift cards and packages from some amazing local businesses including:

  • Craft breweries and wineries
  • Over a dozen local restaurants and coffee shops
  • Gift baskets to pamper yourself
  • Beautiful home decor
  • Home Inspection services
  • Legal services
  • and so much more!

View all the available items and start bidding at: https://vkauctions.hibid.com/

AUCTION GUIDE

Thank you to Jackpot City

Thank you to the Sarnia Charitable Gaming Association and Jackpot City Sarnia for their support of Huron House. The funds we receive from them are critical for helping pay our large grocery bill. We look forward to bingo opening back up eventually and our volunteers being able to come back!

 

We’ve partnered with The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help raise funds for our community! And you can help too!

DID YOU KNOW? The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to preventing and helping to end youth homelessness, pledging to invest $50 million by 2022. This support will give homeless youth the housing, support and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

The Orange Door Project, The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign is one of its many fundraising components. From December 1st until the 20th, The Home Depot customers can make a $2 donation online (orangedoorproject.ca) or in-store in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

All funds raised at the Sarnia Home Depot store during the campaign will support us at HHBH.

Encourage your friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues to support the campaign today!

Learn more at orangedoorproject.ca.