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Supporters and Administrative Structure


CPAC is supported by generous donations from Sun Life Financial, PepsiCo Canada Foundation and Sifton Family Foundation.

Critical funding provided by Sun Life Financial and supporting partners PepsiCo Canada Foundation and Sifton Family Foundation empowers Laurier to inspire healthy lives, provide barrier-free access to a wide range of physical activity programs and attract high-quality researchers eager to conduct research with CPAC. Thanks to this important support, we are positively impacting the lives of children and youth in our community.

Sun Life Financial's philanthropy program provides support to help improve the lives of individuals and families in the communities where we live, work and do business.

The vision of the PepsiCo Canada Foundation is to conduct, promote and support activities, programs and education that encourage physical activity and promote healthy habits, as well as projects focused on health and wellness.

Administration Structure

CPAC is governed by a an Advisory Committee which includes members of the KPE department. Current members of the Committee are: Dr. Alanna Harman, Dr. Margie Schneider, and Dr. Renee McPhee. We report our activities each year with an activity report



Kim Dawson, Executive Director

Kim Dawson is one of the founding members of CPAC and is a professor of sport/exercise psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her extensive education and research in psychomotor behaviour and exercise science gives her a deep understanding of the barriers to participation in physical activity. Kim has worked with elite athletes, Olympians and professional sport organizations for more than 10 years.

Nicole Vandermade, Program Coordinator

Nicole Vandermade holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion degree University of Texas at Austin where she was recruited as a full scholarship athlete on the golf team. After graduation, she competed on the Ladies Professional Golf Association's (LPGA) Symetra Tour full-time. Currently, she is responsible for the day-to-day delivery and operation of CPAC's comprehensive recreational programs for youth within Waterloo Region. Through collaboration and teamwork, Nicole connects community activity needs with students to advance community health and movement related research.


Contact Us:

Nicole Vandermade, Program Coordinator

T: 519.884.0710 x3209