Founders – Dee & Julia

Dee Dogar. Originally from London, England, with a strong background in childcare, brings passion and drive to all things PLAY and learning to her work.

Actively involved with global initiatives to bring Play to out of school care in Canada.

Member of School Age Care Directors Association of Alberta, Alberta Child Care Association, International Play Association, National After School Association (USA), Out of School Alliance (UK) Out of School Care Network (NZ)

Currently undertaking a Playwork Development Course, through Pop Up Adventure Play UK as well as completed the first course for the High Five recreation training.

Innovative and creative, using international best practise in in everyday approach to being leading edge in out of school care.

Dee has been in Canada for the last 9 years and has 2 teenage daughters and a dog from Tenerife called scruffy.

Julia Davies Dawson is a sociologist and a not for profit specialist in the areas of child learning disabilities, health and community development with experience in small business ownership. Also from the UK originally, Julia has been a proud new Canadian since her late teens, having lived in Ontario and now Calgary. Julia has 3 children, two of which are twins, so she has a special interest in the joys and challenges of family life with multiples.

Dee and Julia both bring very similar passions to their work: community, connection, family and parenting. A joint venture in public/private partnerships is a very logical and exciting step for Dee and Julia. Both hope to bring a fresh, innovative idea on out of school child care to Calgary.