The OARC is managed by a Board of Directors, all of whom are residents elected by our member homes across Ontario. Their term of office is 3 years. The Directors elect an Executive from amongst themselves to direct the activities of the association between Board meetings.

Meet the Board of Directors of OARC

Our Board are residents from our member homes across Ontario. All have volunteered their time and talents to serve on the Board and are active in the Residents’ Councils of their homes. We are thankful for their generosity and time. For more information about becoming an OARC Board member please contact us.

OARC’s 2016-2019 Board of Directors

Sharron Cooke

Sharron Cooke*, President

York Region Newmarket Health
Newmarket, ON

David Kent

David Kent*, Vice President

The Village of Erin Meadows LTC
Mississauga, ON

Devora Greenspon

Devora Greenspon*, Secretary/Treasurer

Extendicare Bayview
Toronto, ON

Dorothy Asselstine

Dorothy Asselstine, Director

Maxville Manor

Jamie Ward

Jamie Ward, Director

ThortonView Long Term Care
Oshawa, ON

Lloyd Foster

Lloyd Foster, Director

St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Kay Garland

Kay Garland, Director

Carveth Care Centre
Gananoque, ON

Carolynn Snow

Carolynn Snow, Director

Cedarvale Lodge Retirement and Care Community
Keswick, ON

Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams, Director

Chartwell Brant Centre LTC Residence
Burlington, ON

Denise Burke

Denise Burke, Delegate Member

Pioneer Manor
Sudbury, ON

Frank Tod

Frank Tod, Delegate Member

Niagara Ina Grafton-Gage Village
St. Catharines, ON

Reid Walker

Reid Walker, Delegate Member

Chartwell Brant Centre LTC Residence
Burlington, ON


*Executive Members

Our Activities Include:

  • Regular meetings to discuss issues facing residents
  • Setting policies and directions for OARC staff and monitoring and evaluating the activities of OARC
  • Furthering the interests of the Association by bringing to the Board matters of concern to residents, for discussion and possible action
  • Reviewing reports on OARC research into issues affecting Residents Councils
  • Giving input to our newsletter, Seasons, to keep members informed about our activities and issues affecting them and to share ideas and suggestions
  • Having fun and sharing news and views together



Ontario Association of Residents' Councils
c/o York Region Newmarket Health Centre
194 Eagle Street, Suite 3105
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1J6

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

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Website last updated: May 2, 2019

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