Q&A with Jane Quinton


“I knew when I walked through the doors that Rossbrook House was a special place!”

10 Questions with Jane Quinton


 Rossbrook House Foundation Board of Directors


How did you first hear about Rossbrook House?

A close friend invited me to attend the Ladies Luncheon several years ago. I knew when I walked through the doors that Rossbrook House was a special place!

 What inspired you to get involved with Rossbrook House through the Foundation?

Joining the Foundation Board was a chance to make a change in my community. I knew I would be helping raise and manage the funds necessary to support the vital services which Rossbrook House provides.

Have you been involved with other charities?

 I have loved helping with several charities in the community, including the Canadian Cancer Society, The Children’s Museum, Assiniboine Park Conservancy and most recently, Gowns for Grads.

 I am really looking forward to my time as Chair of the Rossbrook House Foundation.  It’s a chance to work alongside a dedicated group of volunteer board members and staff to support the programming, outings and activities for children and youth, 365 days of the year.

Why do you feel it’s important to support Rossbrook House?

Private donations have become increasingly necessary to support the vital programming that happens at Rossbrook House. For five and a half months during the pandemic, doors were open 24/7 at Rossbrook House. So, now more than ever, we need to support organizations like Rossbrook.  We are so grateful to the community for the unwavering support you’ve shown to Rossbrook House.

 What would you say to others who are considering getting involved?

It will be the best decision you’ll make!

What is something you are excited for during your tenure as chair of the Rossbrook House Foundation Board of Directors?

The No Child Alone Dinner, definitely!  When it’s safe to do so, we will bring the community together to raise funds for Rossbrook House and celebrate with the kids.  The kids help pull this event together making it a true celebration of all things Rossbrook!

What Rossbrook House program do you wish you could partake in?

That’s easy – the Music Program. The music program is an opportunity for kids and youth to become excited about music and the learning process in a fun and supportive learning environment. The Rossbrook Rockers are awesome and always put on a good show!  I play the piano, so maybe one day…

What is something you wished others knew about Rossbrook House?

That Rossbrook has three alternative school programs – Wi Wabigooni (elementary), Eagles’ Circle (junior high) and Rising Sun (high school), each having a comfortable and informal atmosphere.  Students work at their own pace and experience success along the way.

What is something you have learned from Rossbrook House?

I have learned that Rossbrook truly is “a safe place for children and youth to belong, learn, play and become…”  The smiles say it all. It’s been a pleasure meeting the families at Rossbrook.  We all have a story to tell and lessons to learn.

What is one thing you would like to do or try again if there were no barriers or restrictions?

Rossbrook Paint Night! This year, we raised funds by holding our first Paint Night.  While my brushstrokes need a little improvement, it was great fun try something new and support Rossbrook House at the same time.