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Mailing Address:

Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils
80 Fulton Way, Suite 201
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1J5
Telephone: 905-731-3710 | 1-800-532-0201
Fax: 905-731-1755 |

Dee LenderDee Lender is the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Residents' Councils - the largest long-term care Residents' Council Association in Canada, supporting Residents' Councils from a variety of long-term care homes across Ontario.

Dee's passion for person centred care began 25 years ago as a university student in Gerontology. Throughout her career as Activity Director, Coordinator of Family and Resident Services, Educator, Counselor and Consultant, Dee understands the challenges and importance of our changing culture and changing demographics. Dee has fostered authentic relationships, pursues open contribution from all those in the long-term care community, care partners and residents alike, and is keenly interested in educating future generations of care partners.

Most recently, Dee has become certified in P.I.E.C.E.S and continues to explore ways to work with residents so that all voices are heard and effective Residents’ Councils flourish.

Dee is the Association’s contact for Media and Research related inquiries. x 24

Josie Lee Gibson

Josie Lee Gibson
Education and Community Engagement Manager

  • Residents’ Council Support
  • Education Leadership, Programming and Delivery
  • Residents’ Council and Community Liaison
Julie Garvey

Julie Garvey
Administration and Finance Manager
X 23

  • Finance/Budget
  • Events
  • Communications
  • CQI
Jennifer Langston

Jennifer Langston
Client Relations/Project Manager
X 22

  • Residents’ Council Support Intake
  • Board Support
  • Office Management
Melissa McVie Melissa McVie
Education and Home Support Facilitator
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Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
80 Fulton Way, Suite 201
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1J5

Tel: 905-731-3710
Toll Free: 1-800-532-0201
Fax: 905-731-1755

OARC is funded by the Ontario Ministry
of Health and Long-Term Care

Ontario Ministry

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