LDIPC Members

 Co-Chairs

Dr. Hugh Drouin is the Commissioner of Social Services at the Region of Durham and is the co-chair of the Local Diversity and Immigration Partnership Council (LDIPC). 

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). 

 Members

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

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

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

Shawn Conway is the Executive Director of Community Development Council Durham (CDCD).

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.

Chris Fernandes is the Deputy Chief of the Durham Regional Police Service.

Amjad Gauhar is a Spatial Planner - Growth Management Specialist in the Planning Department at the Region of Durham.

Mark Herringer is the Dean of International Education at Durham College.

Chrystine Langille is the Executive Director of the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade.

Kim Lawn is the Manager, Patient and Family Centred Care, Patient Experience at Lakeridge Health.

Elaine Legault is the Executive Director of Conseil des Organismes Francophones de la Region de Durham (COFRD).

Punita Lumb is an active member of various community organizations and initiatives that involve faith groups and youth from marginalized communities.

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

Heather McMillan is the Executive Director of the Durham Workforce.

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

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.

 Ex-officio Members

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Service Canada

 Staff 

Audrey Andrews is the Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at the Region of Durham

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

Samantha Billingham is the Program Assistant, Diversity and Immigration at the Region of Durham

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