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Our Mission

Shine Through The Rain does many things but all in the service of one goal. That goal is to help those who are affected by life threatening illnesses. Whether it’s through services or funds we seek to provide guidance, support, and financial aid to those in need. We help adults, children, and families find the silver lining. When things seem gloomy and you’re being rained on we’re here to help you shine through it.

Do you like what we do and would like to get involved? Along with many volunteer opportunities we also welcome a range of options for donations. Click the donate now button below to learn more about how you can contribute to our cause.

Shannon Kroon

Shannon Kroon

Email: skroon@shinethroughtherain.ca

Executive Director

Shannon has worked with the Shine Through the Rain Foundation since 2010. She began as the office manager but was soon promoted to the Executive Director. She brings a wealth of operations, office and management experience to her role. Shannon has been impacted by cancer on a very personal level. Her father died at the young age of 45 years old of cancer while her mother was given financial support from others during this sad time. Shannon’s mission is to be an advocate for the Shine Through the Rain Foundation and to create awareness of the many programs offered and are available to people dealing with cancer. She strives to make a difference in the lives of many and is very proud to represent this great cause.

Laurie Docimo

Laurie Docimo

Email: sponsorship@shinethroughtherain.ca

Sponsorship and Grants

Laurie is thrilled to join Shine Through the Rain Foundation and understands the toll a life-threatening disease can take on the family. She is passionate about the cause, especially since her father had cancer.

Laurie’s background includes grant writing, sponsorships, fundraising, resource development, media relations, volunteer management and marketing. She recently taught Fundraising & Volunteer Management courses at George Brown College and workshops at Durham College. She is also a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, with an Hons BA in Sociology and Psychology.

Please contact Laurie to discuss partnership ideas.



Email: communications@shinethroughtherain.ca

Ella is a second year student at Western University, currently studying Political Science and Philosophy. She is passionate about community service, which is the precise reason she has started volunteering with Shine Through the Rain. Ella says, “This foundation has given me the opportunity to truly make a positive impact in people’s lives and it’s inspiring to see how many people this foundation has helped. I’m excited to further my experience with Shine Though the Rain.”


Email: program.services@shinethroughtherain.ca

Valeria is a second-year student, studying Biomedical Sciences at Ryerson University. Ever since she joined Shine through the Rain as a volunteer, she enjoys giving back to the community, and to be a part of a foundation that creates positive change to many families. She says, “Community service is one of the best ways to improve the lives of others! It inspires me to continue giving back, because I gain a unique sense of purpose by serving those around myself.”.

Board of Directors

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson
Treasurer, Interim Chair
Toyota Canada

Chris Ablett

Chris Ablett
Royal LEPAGE Your Community

Board Member

Tracey Robertson
Patient Advocate

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