Who We Are

Community of People

Our Board

The current CSCL Board of Directors comprises of:

Sarah BriedSarah Bried

Lori HockinLori Hockin

Jeremy JohnsonJeremy Johnson

Ron LaserRon Laser

Tori LongTori Long

Jacqueline MacGregorJacqueline MacGregor

Sandeep SandhuSandeep Sandhu

Glen SlingerlandGlen Slingerland

Teri VossTeri Voss

Barb Wallace-JessonBarb Wallace-Jesson

The Board of Directors is elected by the general membership at the annual meeting and the Board is responsible for electing its own executive.

The role of the Board of Directors is to establish and govern policies that provide direction to the Executive Director of the Society, who is then responsible for implementation. In most cases, the Board of Directors makes decisions as a whole. In some instances, a few Directors will form a committee to perform a specific function or address a specific issue and make recommendations to the full Board. The Board’s role and function is defined by the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society which are approved by the general membership of the Society.

The following are the most commonly agreed upon roles for the Board of Directors as an entity:

Our Leadership Team

The current CSCL Leadership Team comprises of:

Julie UngerJulie Unger

Brenda AlexanderBrenda Alexander
Director of

Christine BekaChristine Beka
Director of
Residential Services

Meeghen EatonMeeghen Eaton
Director of Finance
& Administration

Jeff GilbankJeff Gilbank
Director of Continuous
Quality Improvement

Nancy GauvinNancy Gauvin
Associate Director of
CI & Employment

Shelby HagelShelby Hagel
Associate Director of
Community Outreach

Natalie KaramNatalie Karam
Associate Director of
Children & Youth Services

Mary-Lee TondreauMary-Lee Tondreau
Associate Director of
Shared Living & Respite

Rachael D'SilvaRachael D’Silva
Director of Human Resources & Labour Relations


Our Staff

What are we known for?

CSCL has pioneered the development of an array of self help and vocational options for those individuals who did not experience institutionalization and have lived in the community all of their lives. It is these experiences and the knowledge gained, combined with significant social policy supporting the integration of children and adults, that we are able to be innovative in meeting individual’s needs, even within existing group structures

CSCL employees…

  • Have the ability to meet individualized physical, health, behavioural and employment support needs.
  • Have a commitment to professional development.
  • Participate provincially in partnering with provincial and community living organizations.
  • Have participated in pilot sites/pilot projects to develop support methods and curriculum.
  • Are creative and innovative in service development.
  • Are responsive.
  • Are committed to individuals and families.
  • Are committed to quality, individualized services.
  • Are dedicated.
  • Focus on individual rights and relationships.

Our Membership

The CSCL has approximately 100 members (this may vary slightly from one year to the next) and holds its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) in June. There is no annual membership fee, but each potential member must complete an application and sign a ‘Membership Declaration’; this must be completed by the applicant and approved by the Board at least 30 days in advance of the AGM in order to be eligible to vote at the AGM. The Board of Directors is elected by the general membership at the AGM and Executive Officers are elected by the Board of Directors at its first regular meeting following the AGM.

Quality services should reflect the opinions and views of the membership. As a result, the Society relies heavily on its membership for input and direction. It is important for all individuals receiving support and their families to have a voice in the organization. While the Society circulates surveys and questionnaires and holds forums to assist with specific issues, it is still critical that it have a strong and diverse membership in order to ensure all perspectives are heard and considered.

Members are encouraged to communicate with the Society regarding services whenever they feel the need to.


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Interested in Becoming a Member?

To become a member of CSCL, please contact our Home Office at 604-792-7726.

Organizational Chart

CSCL Organizational Chart - 2019