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Jessica Ackerman is a Program Manager in the Public Health Department at the Region of Durham.

 Elise Arbic

Elise Arbic is the Manager of Healthy Workplace & Engagement at Lakeridge Health.
Kate Bird is the  Executive Director of Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).

Donna Bright

Donna Bright is the Chief Librarian & Executive Officer of the Ajax Public Library.

Kasia Chojecki

Kasia Chojecki is the Manager of Strategic Initiatives within the Economic Development department of the Region of Durham.

Lindsay Coolidge Lindsay Coolidge works in the Office of External Relations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), where she is responsible for government and community relations.

Dr. Hugh Drouin

Dr. Hugh Drouin is the Commissioner of Social Services at the Region of Durham and is the co-chair of the LDIPC.
Chris Fernandes is the Deputy Chief of the Durham Regional Police Service
Amjad Gauhar is a Project Planner in the Planning Department at the Region of Durham.
Photo Pending Mark Herringer is the Dean of International Education at Durham College
Photo Pending         Chrystine Langille is the Executive Director of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade

Elaine Legault


Elaine Legault is the Executive Director of

Conseil des Organismes Francophones de la Region de Durham (COFRD).

Punita Lumb Punita Lumb is the Global Citizenship and Equity Rsearch and Education Strategist at Centennial College. She is also an active member of various community organizations and initiatives that involve faith groups and youth from marginalized communities

Julie MacIsaac

Julie MacIsaac is the Director of Recreation and Culture with the City of Oshawa 


Heather McMillan is the Executive Director of the Durham Workforce Authority (previously called the Durham Region Local Training Board).
       Lisa Millar

Lisa Millar is the Director of Education for the Durham District School Board.

Councillor David Pickles

David Pickles is one of three Regional Councillors for the City of Pickering.  

Councillor Pickles is the Chair of the Health and Social Services Committee and as such is co-chair of the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC). 

 Councillor Ted Smith

Ted Smith is the Regional Councillor for the Township of Brock.
Maralyn Tassone is the Executive Director of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre.
Janet Traer is the Accessibility Coordinator in the CAO's Office at the Region of Durham.
Staff Support to the LDIPC


Audrey Andrews is the Manager, Diversity and Immigration at the Region of Durham

 Samantha Burdett

Samantha Burdett is a Policy Advisor, Diversity and Immigration at the Region of Durham
Samantha Billingham Samantha Billingham is the Program Assistant, Diversity and Immigration at the Region of Durham


Ex-Officio Members of the LDIPC

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (formerly CIC)
Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Service Canada



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