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The SIIP Team

The SIIP Team includes Collaborating Organizations and Backbone Support Staff. The work of the SIIP Team is guided by our Community Advisory Group.

Collaborating Organizations

Stakeholders in Waterloo Region were invited to submit proposals to expand or create new intergenerational partnerships. Each proposal represented a collaboration among multiple community partners.

Backbone Support

The Research Institute for Aging (RIA) serves as the SIIP backbone organization. We have brought together individuals and groups across Waterloo Region to identify needs and opportunities within the community and work together to create solutions. RIA provides project management and communications support, coordinates the evaluation strategy, and facilitates the development of a community-led collective impact plan.

Backbone Support Team

Name Role
Neb Zachariah Project Manager
Dana Zummach Evaluation Coordinator
Gert Hartmann Director, Community Partnerships
Alie Teetzel-Edmonstone Communications and Engagement Officer

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Community Advisory Group

Members of our Community Advisory Group (CAG) provide expert advice to guide project activities, serve as champions to promote awareness of the project, and contribute to planning for sustainability.

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SIIP Community Advisory Group and backbone team members, February 14, 2020

Community Advisory Group Members

Name Role Organization
Caitlin Agla Manager Regional Memory Clinics
Joe Bell System Administrator, Learning Services Waterloo Region District School Board
Nancy Bird Senior Director, Community Investment and Engagement United Way Waterloo Region Communities
Jim Bowman Director, Community Services City of Waterloo
Lori Fioze Backbone Support Wellbeing Waterloo Region
Cait Glasson President and Communications Liaison Coordinator Spectrum
Jane Hennig Executive Director Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region
Barry Hesson Member Cambridge Council on Aging
Matilda Kress Manager, Seniors’ Services Region of Waterloo
Cynthia Martin Backbone Support Wellbeing Waterloo Region
Carrie McAiney Schlegel Research Chair in Dementia and Scientific Director, MAREP Research Institute for Aging
Jane McKinnon Wilson Geriatric System Coordinator Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington
Heather Montgomery Practitioner in Residence Wilfrid Laurier University
Richard Olson Superintendent of Learning Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Will Pace Executive Director Community Support Connections
Gail Roth Manager of Programs and Services Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington
Kathleen Vanderlinden Member Waterloo Region Dementia Advisory Group
Scott Verhoeve Executive Director Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region
Colin Whaley President enTECH
Don Wildfong Principal Impact Solutions