Board of Directors

Supervisor appointed for the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region 

On March 24, 2021, after the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) exercised due diligence, the LHIN Board appointed Mr. Ken Deane as health service provider supervisor (Supervisor) of the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region (ILCWR). The Supervisor’s appointment was made in accordance with subsection 21.2(1) of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 and was made effective as of March 25, 2021. The Supervisor will exercise all of the powers of the governing body of the ILCWR including its directors, officers and members. 

The Supervisor has advised the LHIN that there will be continuity of service for clients, that the ILCWR will continue to accept new referrals through the usual process, and that he will seek feedback on opportunities to strengthen the delivery of services. The spirit of the Supervisor's appointment is rooted in ILCWR’s commitment to the Independent Living philosophy, delivery of compassionate care and demonstrated value to the clients it serves. The goal is to strengthen ILCWR while respecting its critical purpose, leveraging its strengths and addressing opportunities for improvement. This will help ensure that ILCWR is well-positioned to fulfill its mission, grounded on the fundamentals of client engagement, good governance and strong leadership. 

In order to achieve the best outcomes for ILCWR, the Supervisor will engage with ILCWR’s clients, staff and stakeholders so that their collective voices can inform the work of the Supervisor. The Supervisor will be in place for a number of months and will provide a report at the end of his term. The appointment of the Supervisor follows the completion of an independent operational review agreed to by the ILCWR Board.   

There are no plans to close ILCWR. Mr. Deane’s focus will be on strengthening ILCWR for a sustainable and successful future, given the growing need for Assisted Living and the organization’s commitment to provide high-quality and compassionate care to its clients. 

Sincerely, 

Mark Walton 
Regional Lead (Interim), West Region, Ontario Health, and Chief Executive Officer 
Erie St. Clair, Southwest, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant and Waterloo Wellington LHINs