Angela Pickering, Founder/CEO
Angela began Canadian Surrogacy Community with a big vision and a big heart. She is a three-time surrogate, and a Mom of her own four children and two step children. Her life partner and her are deeply committed to family and are now becoming foster parents. Angela is embarking on her third journey as a surrogate and spends her work days taking care of surrogates, and Intended Parents, and connecting with new dynamic women who align with the values of Canadian Surrogacy Community programs. After almost four years in business, Angela has established successful programs and is now thinking creatively into how she can add even more value to what is offered at CSC.
Angela and her team has found joy and authentic connection through public speaking, and networking with other moms. Being a surrogate is a huge commitment and one that Angela speaks about openly. We protect the integrity of our programs by doing due diligence with everyone who applies. While the team wants to help create as many families as possible, we are not willing to compromise the foundation of CSC or ethics to do so.
But who is Angela? What drives CSC's CEO is to get up every morning, juggle family needs, write a weekly blog, balance a busy work schedule that can change at any moment, and still cultivate a deep sense of self and personal growth? Once she reaches a goal, she’s on to the next creative wave. How does she stay high energy, while staying in a calm and centred place of patience and empathy?
Melanie Mitchell, IVF Nurse Coordinator
A mother of 3 and a Registered Nurse with over 15 years experience in reproductive health. Melanie has seen the joys, struggles and sorrows of family planning personally as well as professionally. She has held a variety of nursing positions ranging from an operating room nurse to nurse manager in some of the top fertility clinics in Toronto.
Her goal is to provide exceptional care by sharing knowledge, experience, and guidance to support you in creating your family. Canadian Surrogacy Community is excited to welcome Melanie to the team as a consultant for both surrogates and Intended Parents as they go forward with their journey. Melanie handles clinical files for CSC in order to offer a better support service for all clients.
Melanie was Angela’s nurse at First Steps Fertility when she was a surrogate and Angela knows first hand the personal touch Melanie brings to everyone she helps. Angela wants the same for all her surrogates in the program.
Melissa March, Digital Marketer
A dog mom who spent the majority of her career helping others "look amazing" Melissa brings an abundance of skills to Canadian Surrogacy Community over this last year. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University, I've worked throughout Ontario, British Columbia, and the United Kingdom chasing new opportunities and learning a tremendous amount about business and women issues along the way. During a career spanning 15 years in digital marketing, web design and sales, I established a reputation for building relationships with consumers as well as brands. When I met Angela we hit it off right away - I loved her personality and understood her company's vision. I relate to CSC's audience and work hard to achieve the best for this expanding industry. Angela's passion for helping others mirrors mine and together, with her team, we are unstoppable.