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Raveen Kalra has a passion for working with older adults and educating others on issues impacting older adults. With an interest in older adults early on in her career, she completed her Bachelors in Applied Science in Gerontology from the University of Guelph. In addition, she has completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University. Over the years she has worked with older adults in diverse settings including acute care, long term care and with community dwelling older adults. Currently, Raveen uses her skills as an Occupational Therapist and works at William Osler Health System as a Discharge Planner where she works with patients and families to coordinate safe and successful discharges.
Chirasthi Mendis is a senior lawyer with broad experience in the energy sector. She has advised on large infrastructure projects, complex license hearings, regulatory compliance and commercial matters. Chirasthi is a founding Activator of SheEO, an organization that supports female entrepreneurs. She joined the CANES Community Care Board of Directors in June 2011 and served as Secretary prior to being elected as Chair.
Certified General Accountant and Bachelors of Commence graduating with honours, Daniel holds the position of Director of Finance for Aimia. Over his career he has been involved with a variety of activities including business intelligence, Project Management and Implementation of best practises. Daniel joined CANES Community Care Board of Directors in September 2013.
Laurence Wolfson is a senior health care executive with an accomplished record of innovation and performance in diverse, dynamic environments. He has an ability to mesh strategic thinking with practical management skills and strong leadership skills that have been tested in a variety of challenging situations. Over the years, he has gained an extensive network of agency and government contacts and is an expert in establishing and managing joint ventures and partnerships as well as successfully attracting funding for new programs. Laurence joined CANES Community Care Board of Directors in June 2015.
Louise Stratford is a lawyer and a retired senior executive from the Ontario Public Service with many years of experience in the development and delivery of programs designed to protect and support vulnerable persons across the province. In her most recent position as Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Louise was responsible for the delivery of a variety of support services to victims of crime, and to the thousands of clients served by the Public Guardian and Trustee and the Office of the Children’s Lawyer. Louise joined the Board of Directors of CANES Community Care in June 2016.
Luba Markouzis has worked in the field of recreation therapy for over 10 years. Her experience has been predominantly in Long Term Care providing programming to the frail elderly, to meet their social and cognitive needs. Luba holds a degree in recreational therapy and is currently working on her health administration degree. She enjoys volunteering to give back to her community while building a resilient community.
Pat is a resident of Toronto and an executive with significant experience in not-for-profit, government and charitable environments. She is the founding President of the Safe Communities Foundation, an award winning private/public sector partnership which has achieved significant results in injury reduction. Pat was the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Labour between 1994 – 1996. She has extensive volunteer affiliations including Community Living Toronto and winner of the Bank of Montreal Community Hero Award. Pat joined the CANES Board in November 2011.
A retired Ophthalmologist, in 1960 Ron joined the medical staff at Sunnybrook Hospital and taught at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration and NATO Military Medal. Ron has extensive volunteer experience with St. John Ambulance, the Toronto Zoo, and the Canadian Red Cross. He joined CANES Board of Directors in 2005.
Sandra is a 20 year marketing professional who currently works for KPMG International in Global Risk Consulting. A longtime resident of Etobicoke, she cares about the people in her community and has been a volunteer for several not-for-profit organizations. Sandra joined the Board of Directors at CANES Community Care in June 2014.
Tarun Joshi is a resident of Etobicoke since 1975. He has much expertise in accounting and was a self-employed accountant for over 25 years. He has also served as a Treasurer of different societies within Ontario and in Alberta. Tarun also volunteers within his community, and has an interest in public service and government relations. He joined the CANES Community Care Board of Directors in March 2014.