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PACE's new Executive Director - Laura Visser

It was announced today by Bill Noble, Chair, Board of Directors that after a comprehensive search, Laura Visser has been hired as the new Executive Director at PACE Independent Living.  She will start on Monday December 12, 2016.

Laura brings a wealth of experience and passion in leading change management initiatives, strategic planning, communication strategies and service excellence.

She has extensive work experience in the community, hospital and government sectors.  Her career began at the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) as the Member Networking Coordinator and Assistant to the Executive Director.  Laura continued in leadership roles as her career path took her to the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital) as Director, Communications, Planning and Partnerships and progressed further at Lakeridge Health as Senior Director, Corporate Strategy & Communications and then at Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (TC CCAC) where she was the primary Lead on Strategic Sector Initiatives and Integrated Family-Centred Care for Children with Health Complexity.

About PACE

Guy in wheelchair with woman standing next to himPACE is a non profit community support service organization established in 1981 to provide support services to adults with disabilities.

PACE became an accredited agency with Accreditation Canada in 2010. Accreditation Canada is an organization that works with health care organizations to improve quality, safety, Staff and Consumer experience and efficiency. PACE uses Accreditation Canada’s program as the basis for continuous quality improvement. In 2013, PACE was awarded the status of “Accredited with Commendation”. The commendation recognition means that we not only met the basic requirements but, surpassed them. This is an upgrade of our initial “Accredited” status.

PACE’s services to Consumers are provided in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy of ‘Independent Living’.

Attendant Outreach

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Attendant Outreach Services

PACE provides personal support services to adults with disabilities.  Services are provided on a pre-booked basis.  These services are provided between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to midnight, seven-days a week and can be offered in the individual’s home, school or workplace.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible applicants must:

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