Alumnae Association

Welcome from the YHS Alumnae Association
Dear Yorkies,
I arrived at York House in 1982 to start Grade 4 in the classroom with giant windows that still overlooks the intersection of Granville Street and King Edward. My parents believed in the teachers and the community at York House, and they stretched themselves to support our education. They still speak of specific people we haven’t seen in decades because the kindness of a single gesture or some astuteness in judgment has stood the test of time.
The spirit of this kind of experience is why my husband and I enrolled our two daughters at York House. It is a compelling thing for us that every student today is an alumna in the making for tomorrow, and that the investment of time and care is a far-reaching one.

I am honoured to work with a small group of other women on the Alumnae Association executive. We try to promote the mentoring and honouring of both younger and older peers in our local and far-flung community as we learned to do as students at York House. We host events. We stay in touch with alumnae, make space for their voices, and encourage each other to keep alive what it means to be a Yorkie.

As we continue to strengthen our ever-growing network, we invite you to share ways where we can better do this. I look forward to connecting with the many of you I know as well as those of you I have yet to meet as I begin in this new role.

Yours sincerely,

Joanne Lee-Young '90
President, YHS Alumnae Association


A York House School education is a common bond for close to 4,000 women worldwide. Whether you want to receive the quarterly alumnae e-newsletter, volunteer, network or find old friends, the YHS Alumnae Department is here for you.

To receive updates from the Alumnae Office, please make sure you are registered with the website. To stay up to date on alumnae news and events, subscribe to the alumnae blog, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

We are also working to connect recent graduates and students with alumnae who have volunteered to give career coaching. Learn more about our Mentorship Program.

Alumnae Association Executive

Past President
Directors at Large

Honorary Executive
Courtney (Smith) Cousineau '99
Julia (Smith) Grant '99
Claire Hunter '96
Joanne Lee-Young '90
Devon Taylor '02
Connie Chan '95
Ishita (Kalia) Hayer '98
Jocelyn McGown '99
Nicole Morton '14
Margaret (Owen) Barbeau '54
Pauline (Agnew) Hall '54
Diana (Cliff) Maughan '70

Alumnae Chapters

York House School Alumnae Association has a worldwide network of Yorkies, with numerous chapters in major cities around the world. Please check out our Chapters here and visit the individual Chapter Facebook pages.


Victoria Alumnae Chapter
Christine (Stefanitsis) Wood '85

Calgary Alumnae Chapter
Laura Mitchell '05

Toronto Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Golnar (Khosrowshahi) Winston '89
Recent Grad Chairs: Yassi Mohseni '01, Stephanie Tait '00, and Shira Druker '12

Ottawa Alumnae Chapter
Gillian Johnson '03

Montreal Alumnae Chapter 
Noëlie Darcy '15

Kingston Alumnae Chapter
Jody Patterson '08, Abbey Hicks '16, and Lauchland Lee '16

London Alumnae Chapter
Samantha Andison '16

Okanagan Alumnae Chapter
Katherine (Mortimer) Pisiak '79


New York Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Sara Genn '90, Shelley Saxton '74, and Andrea Jang '00

Northern California Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Katherine (Black) Stephens '90 and Harrup Kaur (Pannu) '93

Southern California Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Jenny Chu '05 and Melissa Rundle '02

Seattle Alumnae Chapter
Emily Glass '97

United Kingdom

London, UK Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Emma Cheevers '94, Barbara (Bentley) Hislop '72, and Jamie Lee Wright '03

Scotland Alumnae Chapter
Chairs: Ailsa (Aitken) Campbell '88 and Victoria Lopez '96

Rest of the World

Hong Kong Alumnae Chapter
May Lee '90, Clarissa Wu '03, and Tiffany Tsui '09

Israel Alumnae Chapter
Chair: Noa Gur-Arieh '10