Class of 2020
Aaron Myny - City of Waterloo
Alexandra Kraushaar - JWC
Amanda Franceschini - Waterloo Regional Police Service
Bruce Hilborn - Region of Waterloo
Cameron Hauck - Libro Credit Union
Craig Dickert - Enbridge Gas Inc.
Deborah Ingraham - City of Cambridge
Elli Levene - ODC Tooling Molds
JK Gill - Waterloo Region Police Service
Jordan Bilkas - Cowan Insurance Group
Kimberly McCaw - GreenHorizons Sod Farms
Kyle Zoon - Grand River BMW
Louise Finlay - City of Waterloo
Marie-Josée Boily-Sweeny - Decorators Corner
Melissa Ryan - City of Kitchener
Paige Monck-Whipp - Waterloo Regional Police Service
Robert Connell - KPMG LLP
Russ Parnell - Walter Fedy
Wes Errey - Waterloo Regional Police Service
Thank you to our Employer Sponsors
Class of 2020's Facilitators
Anna Balinsky - KPMG Law LLP
Jessica Bondy - House of Friendship
The Honourable Catrina Braid - Superior Court of Justice, Ontario
Wendi Campbell - The Food Bank of Waterloo Region
Jim Clemmer - The Clemmer Group
Chris Cowie - Community Justice Initiatives
Ladies of Tea and Tales - Coalition of Muslin Women
Deputy Chief Marc Crowell - Waterloo Regional Police Services
Kelly Fran Davis - Indiginous Strategy Coordinator, University of Waterloo
Sebastian Elawny - KPMG Law LLP
Steve Farlow - Capacity Canada
Mike Farwell - 570 NEWS
Lorie Fiozie - Wellbeing Waterloo Region
Mayor Sue Foxton - Township of North Dumfries
Jane Hennig - Volunteer Action Centre
Staff Sargeant Barrie Hummel - Waterloo Regional Police Services
Dr. Marc Hurwitz - Flip University
Samantha Hurwitz - Flip University
Dr. Sean Geobey - WISIR
Superintendent John Goodman '15 - Waterloo Regional Police Services
Mayor Dave Jaworsky - City of Waterloo
Stephanie Krug - Criminal Defense Attorney
Jackie Lauer - Executive Coach and Workplace Culture Expert
Bethan Llewellyn - Leadership Waterloo Region
Fauzia Mazhar '05 - Coalition of Muslim Women
Elder Lois MacDonald - Program Elder, Wellbeing Waterloo Region
Staff Sargeant Deborah McBridge - Waterloo Regional Police Services
Mayor Kathryn McGarry - City of Cambridge
Jim Moss - YMCA Workwell
John Neufeld - House of Friendship
Kevin O'Reilly - Community Member
Patricia Polischuk - Optimum Talent
Chair Karen Redman - Region of Waterloo
Cormac Russell - Nurture Development, ABCD Europe
Mayor Sandy Shantz - Woolwich Township
Stephen Shedletzy - Simon Sinek Inc.
Nikki Smith - Grand Valley Institute for Women
Staff Sargeant Kenneth Taylor - Waterloo Regional Police Services
Mayor Berry Vrbanovic '01 - City of Kitchener
Diane Wiles '02 - Leadership Waterloo Region
Affordable Housing Solutions Lab
As a way to increase the impact of the Core Program’s group work, LWR, in 2019, entered into a partnership with The Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) at the University of Waterloo and Wellbeing Waterloo Region. WISIR brings community stakeholders together around a complex problem and involves students in working through a process designed to breed systems innovation.
WISIR facilitated the project portion of the 2020 class. Through that facilitation, the class collectively tackled one issue as identified as a priority by Wellbeing Waterloo Region: Affordable Housing.
Through a fulsome, investigation, systems impacting affordable housing in our community were examined to and four upstream solutions to address some of the issue areas around affordable housing in Waterloo Region were developed.
We encourage anyone interested in Affordable Housing in our community to read the final report. Don't forget to check out the accompanying videos!
We are now recruiting for the Class of 2022!
The Core Program helps participants acquire both a broader understanding of the critical issues affecting our community and the leadership skills necessary to resolve them. The program prepares participants for the challenges of their own life-long leadership journeys, builds leadership skills, and develops an awareness for the rich opportunities for leadership in Waterloo Region.
If you're looking to ignite your leadership skills, refine your focus and learn more about your community, consider joining our Class of 2022!
First step, reach out to our CEO Diane!