Working to celebrate recovery.

Our dreams team

It takes a village.

Meet Our People

Since 2003, Cottage Dreams Cancer Recovery Initiative has been offering cancer survivors the opportunity to spend a week at a donated cottage. This much needed time away with survivors, their friends and families allows them to reflect and celebrate recovery.

The Board of Directors

Cottage Dreams relies extensively on the expertise, experience and associations of its Board of Directors. Each dedicated volunteer board member helps to shape the direction and guide the Cottage Dreams organization to reach its goals now and in the future.

Thomas Barlow

Director & Secretary
Tom Barlow is a partner with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, LLP, and has worked at the firm for over 20 years. His interest in Cottage Dreams comes from personal experience, both as a cottage owner and as one who has experienced cancer through his family.

James Keiller


James is president of E. I. & P. Inc., a commercial Sales Agency. He has been a Cottage Donor for 10 years and has volunteered his time at the Cottage Dreams booth during the Cottage Life Show to help make attendees aware of the program and encourage their participation.

David Shier


David Shier is the Vice President of Sales for Ribbon Communications, a telecommunications software and Cloud communications supplier.

David cottages on Georgian Bay in the summers and resides in Toronto, Canada.

Galina Johnston


For the past 9 years Galina Johnston has been a Division Director with IG Wealth Management.

Galina brings a great breadth of knowledge to Cottage Dreams having spent the last 10 years on a variety of charitable boards.

Gary Trotter


Coming Soon

Presenting Sponsor

We are always looking for corporate partnerships. If you would like to create a win win partnership with Cottage Dreams please call (705) 734-2737 for more details.