Our new ED, cookin’ up a storm at Camp Kirk

To the Camp Kirk Community,

I have the privilege of taking over from the amazing Erica as the new Executive Director of Camp Kirk. It says a lot about how special Camp Kirk is, with only two leaders in 30 years – Henri and Erica. I am honoured to build on their incredible legacy.

A little about me! I am a passionate advocate for children and youth and building a community that fosters resilience and recognition of everyone’s unique strengths. I have been in leadership positions with children’s charities for over 10 years and will bring all I have learned to Camp Kirk so we can further enhance resources, programs and partnerships to better serve neurodiverse children and youth.

A little bit of personal information about me, I’m born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada in 1998 with my husband Martin. I have two boys and a dog named Ella. I love to spend my spare time road biking, going for nature walks and cooking and especially enjoy eating cake! I am delighted to be part of the Camp Kirk community and look forward to meeting our kids, families and supporters over the coming months.


Deirdre Thomas
Executive Director l Camp Kirk