Council members are appointed by the Nominating Committee to represent each sector. These appointments are made in February each year and are approved by Regional Council.

WRCPC members commit to a one year term (to a maximum of 10 years).

Read our Governance Policy

** 2017 Chair; * 2017 Vice-Chair + Past-Chair

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Addictions

Jennifer Mains

The Working Centre

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Business

Andrew Jackson

Axonify

Dr. Felix Munger

Community Development

Felix Munger

Denise Squire

Community Health Centres

Denise Squire

Woolwich Community Health Centre

Community-At-Large

Kelly Anthony

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Community-At-Large

Barry Cull

 

Community-At-Large

Jonathan English

Community-At-Large

Sarah Shafiq

Domestic Violence Response

Carolyn Albrecht

Women’s Crisis Services

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Education (JK-Grade 12)

Peter Rubenschuh

WRDSB

 Education (JK-Grade 12)

Judy Merkel

WCDSB

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Education (Post-Secondary)

Dr. Michael Beazely

University of Waterloo,

School of Pharmacy

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Family Support

Pari Karem

YMCA Immigration Services

  Focused Population

Michelle Sutherland

First Nations, Metis & Inuit

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Focused Population

Richard Eibach

LGBTQ

Focused Population

Cathy Harrington

Older Adults

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Focused Population

Sharon Ward-Zeller

Persons with Disabilities

Focused Population

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Youth

Youth Advisory

TBD

Local Police

Shirley Hilton

 

Mental Health-Adults

Carmen Abel

Kathy Payette

Mental Health-Children

Kathy Payette

Lutherwood

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Neighbourhood Development

Courtney Didier*

Alison Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood Development

Joe-Anne McComb

Kinbridge Neighbourhood Community Centre

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Regional Council

Helen Jowett

Cambridge

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Regional Council

Jane Mitchell

Waterloo

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Research & Evaluation

Mark Pancer

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Restorative Justice

Chris Cowie*

Community Justice Initiatives

Rural Representative

Trisha Robinson

Wilmot Family Resource Centre

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Urban Representative

Shayne Turner**

City of Waterloo

 

EX-OFFICIO (9)

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Ken Seiling

Regional Chair,

Region of Waterloo

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Bryan Larkin

Chief of Police,

Waterloo Regional Police Service

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Douglas Bartholomew-Saunders

Commissioner of Social Services

Region of Waterloo

ExOfficio-Liana Nolan

Dr. Liana Nolan

Medical Officer of Health 

Region of Waterloo

Karen Spencer

Executive Director

Family & Children’s Services

ExOfficio-Tom Galloway

Tom Galloway

Chair,

WRPS Board

Mark Poland

Crown Attorney

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Angela Vanderheyden

Legal Aid Ontario

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Liz Vitek

Warden

Grand Valley Institution for Women


LIFETIME HONOURARY MEMBERS

Lifetime honourary members have served a full term on council and served as Chair.

  • Barry McClinchey
  • Irene O’Toole
  • John Shewchuk
  • Peter Ringrose
  • William Wilson

PAST CHAIRS

Chris Cowie (2015 – 2017)

William Wilson  (Dec 2012 – 2015)

Irene O’Toole, Acting Chair (April – Nov 2012)

David Dick (Feb-March 2012)

John Shewchuk (2008- Jan 2012)

Brent Thomlison (2008)

Matt Torigian (2007)

Irene O’Toole (2005 – 2006)

Barry McClinchey (2003 – 2004)

Peter Ringrose (2000 – 2002)

Grace Sudden (1999)

Louise Ervin (1997 – 1998)

Joan McKinnon (1995 – 1996)

Larry Gravill (1994)