• About

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    Mission

    Our mission is to focus energy and capital on initiatives that improve education, living conditions and earning potential for Asia’s less fortunate through humanitarian services, programs, microloans, animals, and training.

    Living Kindness works collaboratively with other not-for-profit organizations around the world through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring and compassion for others in need.

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    Vision

    Our actions and decisions are based upon humanitarian values, kindness, compassion, respect, dignity, integrity, accountability, effectiveness, transparency, and care for one another within and outside of Living Kindness. Living Kindness is completely managed on a volunteer basis, there are no salaries paid, no building fees. It’s board of management has a very strict funds management applying draconian administration fees restrictions and ensures ongoing consultation with the local population.

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    Values

    All travel and living expenses are entirely at the cost of the members who travel to the project location to partake in our actions. Majority of our resources come from Donations and Fundraising Activities. Donations received are eligible for a tax credit of 32% to 45%. depending on your province of residence. The board of management is made up of a President and 3 Directors.
    Canada Revenue Agency Charity Registration Number: 82984 4190 RR0001

    Our People

    Queenie Huynh

    President
    Ms Queenie Huynh launched Living Kindness in 2014 and currently oversees the operational and expansion initiatives for this Federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization.

    A native of Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, Ms Huynh is a regular participant in local Vietnamese community functions and has been involved in annual missions to South East Asia since 2009.

    A graduate of Carleton University’s Computer Mathematics Bachelor Degree program in Ottawa, Canada, Queenie Huynh has been a senior IT project lead for Canada’s Border Services Agency since 2004.

    A leader and advocate for positive change, Ms Huynh believes that by investing in sustainable, cost-effective initiatives, the Living Kindness will provide underprivileged families, elderly, women and children with an opportunity for a brighter, healthier and sustainable future for generations to come.

    Sylvie Chevrier

    Director of Strategic Planning Initiatives.
    Mrs. Sylvie Chevrier joined Living Kindness in 2014 as Director of Strategic Planning Initiatives.

    She has spent her career in information technology with her most recent appointment as Director in the Workforce planning and Development of the Canada Revenue Agency.

    Mrs Chevrier has been involved in international fundraising, donations and volunteering for over 20 years in countries such as China, Vietnam, Nepal, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, etc.

    Mrs Chevrier believes that giving takes many forms and should go straight to the receiver. The donator’s payback is in the children’s astonished smiles and in the appreciation of the elders. Her moto: if you can do it — just do it.

    Martin Greatbanks

    Director of Operations.
    Mr. Martin Greatbanks joined Living Kindness as a Director of Operations.

    With over 25 years of global experience with the high-tech and telecommunications industry as a Program Executive Director at Telus, overseeing the operation and revenue growth for major Enterprise accounts, Mr. Greatbanks will bring his expertise in the project management background to drive for continuous improvement operational efficiency of all Living Kindness projects worldwide.

    Mr. Greatbanks believes in living life to the fullest while sharing the blessing with the less fortunate as poverty has no geographical boundary.

    Darren Kao

    Technology Innovation Director.
    Mr. Kao joined Living Kindness in 2015 as Technology Innovation Director.

    Mr. Kao earned his MBA from Queens University and Computer Science degree from University of Calgary. He has been coaching new university graduates to get in IT career as well as volunteered as VP of Marketing for Queens University Young Alumni responsible for creating a social media strategies to promote events and connect with Ottawa Queens alumnus.

    With over 13 years of IT experiences as Enterprise Architect from IBM Canada and Canada Revenue Agency; Mr. Kao will be responsible for providing strategic technical advice and communicates a strong knowledge of innovative technologies in order to make recommendation regarding Living Kindness’s technical directions.