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Ridley College Family Guild

The Ridley College Family Guild (RCFG) is a parent-driven organization with almost 100 years of history in supporting our students and school.

Upon the enrollment of their child(ren) at Ridley, every parent and guardian automatically become members of the Guild.

One of the primary roles of the RCFG is to orient new Ridley families through offering a parent perspective and advice from first-hand experience. The Family Mentor programme plays into this initiative and runs through the Guild. Further volunteer opportunities in which members of the Guild can get involved take place throughout the year and the Guild formally meets on campus one Tuesday each month.

  • Our Mission: To support the school, engage the community and participate in fundraising activities in support of the vision of Ridley College to inspire flourishing lives.
  • Our Vision: To develop and support initiatives that enhance the student and family experience at Ridley College.
  • Our Promise: As a volunteer organization consisting of current and past parents and families, we strive to be inclusive and foster an environment where everyone’s voice is heard.

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School Involvement

The Ridley College Family Guild runs a number of committees, helps with events and participates in a range of community activities. Sign up for events via: SignUp Genius!

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Baking For Boarders

Members of the Baking For Boarders committee are designated a Friday for which they will provide nighttime treats for boarders in Burgoyne House (Grades 5-8). They should commit to three dozen nut-free baked goods delivered to the Lower School front office at 8:30 a.m. of their designated Friday.

Chapel Committee

The Chapel committee members decorate our Chapel for special events and care for Chapel plants.

Christmas Market

Each year Ridley holds a one-day Christmas market organized and hosted by the RCFG. This is the only school event to involve the Upper and Lower Schools, faculty, staff, parents, and the wider local community.


A team of RCFG volunteers sets up and takes down decorations at various special events such as Graduation, the Cadet Ball and our Christmas Market.

Designer Purse Bingo

Ridley College family and friends come together to connect, have fun and support the school’s annual fund campaign. Activities on the night include bingo games, snacks, a light meal and prizes such as various designer purses and accessories.

Family Mentor Programme

The Family Mentor programme welcomes new families to the Ridley community, contacting them with either a welcome call or email to enable them to ask questions. Correspondence between the mentors and families starts around July and continues throughout the summer.

Lost & Found

Lost items are collected and washed ready to be displayed for collection. Any unclaimed items are donated to charity.

Recycled Uniform Programme

The Recycled Uniform programme (RUP) collects, launders and sells used Ridley uniforms. 

Sports & Hospitality

The Sports & Hospitality committee sets up food and beverages for events such as our Homecomings, Nine Lessons and Carols and Graduate Prize Day.

TigerFest Carnival

The TigerFest Carnival is a family-oriented event that takes place in early June. It is planned and organized by members of the Family Guild.

Executive Committee

PresidentJen Coburn '95[email protected]
Vice-PresidentWinnie Standish[email protected]
Associate VPLipsica Rore[email protected]
Past-PresidentSuzanne Court '86[email protected]
TreasurerJen Fluss[email protected]
SecretaryNancy McLeod-Elder[email protected]

By Invitation

TechnologyThomas Ng[email protected]
MediaKrista Coutu[email protected]
Volunteer ChairJen Dunn[email protected]
Guild LiaisonJen Roberge[email protected]

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