AbbotTsfield Youth Project

The Abbottsfield Youth Project (AYP) Board of Directors is a governing board comprised of volunteer board members with a variety of skill sets and expertise. The AYP Board is the legal authority for Abbottsfield Youth Project. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. 

Board of Directors

You can contact the AYP board by emailing

The AYP Board of Directors is currently recruiting for open Director positions with expertise in the area of education and/or child development/psychology. 

If you are interested in applying for AYP's Board of Directors, please email your resume to and check out the posting for more information: 

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Courtney Naccarato

Why I Love AYP:

I’ve worked with AYP in one capacity or another for over 15 years, and to be honest, I can’t really imagine the person I would be without AYP – it has been the most constant thing in my life. And as cliché as it all sounds, I enjoy volunteering with AYP because it is truly like a family to me. It’s my second home. The staff and the other Board members are incredible people and I enjoy working together with them to make our community stronger. AYP has taught me so much, it has taught me about who I am as a person and who I want to be, what I value and what matters most in life. AYP has brought so many wonderful experiences and situations to me, but most importantly, it has introduced me to the most wonderful people. And I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a beautiful organization and to grow and learn with such creative, kind, and intelligent people. 

Fun fact about me:

I’m obsessed with the 60’s. I could probably recite you any Bob Dylan song word-for-word. But I am a terrible singer, so you wouldn’t want me to! I also speak Italian!





Why I Love AYP:

I’ve been with AYP for 12 years. I started out with Homework Help; I had been looking for an opportunity to do something more meaningful with my free time, and I wanted to be a part of an organization where my input would be both valued and appreciated. After the first year on the board, I became the Treasurer and have served in this role since. That is primarily a function of the fact that everyone hates math and I’m the only one willing to do it. My reasons for staying with AYP have varied over the years, but ultimately it comes down to gratitude. For everything I have given the organization, I have received so, SO much more in return: I feel confident in my abilities now in a way I never had, I have made incredible friendships with staff and board members, and it gave me an opportunity to grow as a leader. AYP taught me how important it is to know what your values are and how important it is to live according to them. Honestly ... AYP made me a better person.  

Fun fact about me:

I am an aspiring stand up comedian. 

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Vice President

Why I Love AYP:

I've been connected to AYP for many years, from working as a Child Development Coordinator to serving as the Executive Director, and now volunteering on the Board of Directors. I love AYP for being a safe place where everyone is welcome to come be themselves and have fun. AYP teaches the important things that sometimes will never be taught anywhere else; how to communicate with others, how to cultivate healthy self-esteem and coping strategies for tough times.  

Fun fact about me:

I've travelled to every continent except for Antarctica!




Adam is the General Manager of the Edmonton Ski Club with many years of experience in managing staff and volunteers of all ages, developing continually growing programs, and ensuring utmost health and safety. Adam comes to the AYP with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education with a focus on Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. He is passionate when it comes to creating unique ways for people to easily and positively grow, be healthy, and develop active habits in their lives. At the Edmonton Ski Club, Adam successfully re-opened the ski hill after years of being closed and expanded their programs’ reach and offerings to the community, including Edmonton’s first Ice Wall.    

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Why I Love AYP: 

The staff's energy and their enthusiasm in bringing fun and creativity into everything they do.

Fun Fact About Me:

I love singing (maybe too much) and sometimes I sing what I'm doing like I'm in a musical.

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Why I Love AYP: 

I love AYP because it is a window of opportunity to support youth, families, and community. It takes a village to raise a child and I firmly believe when humans come together with the objective to increase well being, supports and outcome; magic can happen.  Being on the Board of Directors is an honour and I am beyond excited to have a seat at this beautiful table with such amazing humans. 

Fun Fact About Me:

Sparkles are my favourite colour, I can draw pretty much anything and I love musicals.