Beyond 21 Welcomes Amy Malyon as the New Executive Director

Jason Setnyk
Beyond 21 Welcomes Amy Malyon as the New Executive Director
Pictured here is Amy Malyon, the new Executive Director of Beyond 21. (Photo : Jason Setnyk)

Cornwall, Ontario – The Hub for Beyond 21 Foundation, a revered non-profit organization dedicated to supporting adults with developmental disabilities, announced Amy Malyon as its new Executive Director. Malyon, who assumed her role in March 2024, brings a wealth of experience from her previous positions with the City of Cornwall and her business administration and economic development background.

Malyon’s passion for community service led her to Beyond 21. “I decided to apply for the ED position at Beyond 21 after about a year of feeling that I needed to do more,” Malyon shared. “I had a feeling inside of me that I could be of more service to my community, and I wanted something where I would feel inspired and that I could inspire others with the work I do. Beyond 21 was exactly what I was looking for.”

Malyon is committed to expanding Beyond 21’s reach. One of her first initiatives is the introduction of the Weekend and Evening at Beyond 21 (WEB) program. “This will be a new program and will allow the almost 80 families on the waitlist some access to what we can offer here at Beyond 21,” Malyon explained. “We are completing a grant request at the moment and then will be looking for community professionals to help us deliver the WEB Connections program.”

The organization’s mission to empower participants and foster independence is reflected in its diverse program offerings, from life skills training to creative arts and community involvement. Malyon recognizes the importance of sustainable funding to continue providing these vital services as demand grows.

“Beyond 21 has done an amazing job with the fundraising strategy to date. With the growing needs of families in our area and the demands on Beyond 21 to expand its offering, it will be imperative that we focus on maintaining the current level of event fundraising while also strategically increasing our recurring donations model. Having a larger sustainable, recurring revenue figure will be key to offering ongoing subsidized programming for the many adults in need in our area,” she noted.

As Malyon takes the helm at Beyond 21, her vision for the organization’s future is clear. It’s about making a lasting difference in the lives of adults with developmental disabilities in Cornwall and beyond.

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