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Class of 2020

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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! 

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Our Mission
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Leaders Wanted.

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!

No leader left behind.

Consider a bursary donation today.

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