Dawn MACDonald

We are delighted to introduce you to our Executive Director, Dawn MACDonald!

Dawn joins us with a professional history that includes Executive Director of an Olympic disciplined amateur sport organization, Executive Director of two provincial youth organizations and additionally, senior positions within the non-profit sector in the area of operations, fundraising and communications. Some of her work in the sector has been considered ground breaking in its ability to drive change and create inclusive environments. She achieved great success in the establishment of a round table on cancer care support in Ontario, she established a first ever Active Living Community Action Project and worked with the Premier of Ontario on full and fair access for women and girls in sport. Dawn brings passion, inclusion, bold vision, and a collaborative approach to Reach for the Rainbow.

On a personal note Dawn has a passion for theatre and is a Board Member of a small company called The Company Theatre. She is an Advisory Board Member of Serve, a board member of KidSport Ontario and she is the Past Chair of a community development organization where she summers with her family in Muskoka. Dawn is married and the mother of five grown children. She is passionate for her cottage, family and friends. In her spare time Dawn hits the golf course at Rocky Crest, she paddles her surf ski and relaxes by reading.


I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your wonderful support of Reach for the Rainbow throughout the year! Whether you played a few rounds of golf at one of our tournaments, volunteered for a MLSE 50/50 Draw Night, attended our Crystal Ball and Crystal Club or supported the organization through our inclusive programs, we greatly appreciate all that you’ve done for so many children with disabilities. Thank you for your generousity of donations, time and talent – it means the world to us.

As a navigation system, Reach for the Rainbow connects families, partner programs and funding sources. Reach seeks change for caregivers and participants, and we can only continue to achieve this by changing the way the system works across Ontario. At its heart, Reach is an organization of storytellers who share the struggles and successes of inclusion as it is experienced by children with disabilities, their families, their support networks and the greater community.

Please be on the lookout for our upcoming announcements and events, and stay connected with us through our social media! Again, as the Executive Director of Reach for the Rainbow, I’m proud to continue the fight for inclusion and I ask you to continue to be a part of the game changing plans we have in store for 2017!

We look forward to having you continue to be a part of our discussion and help us Reach Beyond Disabilities!




Dawn MACDonald