For the past six years, Gary Gladstone has led the Stakeholder Relations team at Reena, and is currently the Chair of the Intentional Community Consortium (representing over 30 agencies across Ontario and Quebec), advocating for housing and supports for those with developmental disabilities. He is also the Chair of the Government Relations Committee of OASIS (province wide organization representing 200+ developmental services member agencies across Ontario, supporting 65,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities)

Working closely with CMHC and all levels of government across Canada, he was successful in ensuring that those with a developmental disability got special recognition in the recently released National Housing and Dementia Strategies. He is a recipient of the Order of Vaughan as well as the Queen’s Platinum and Diamond Jubilee Awards.


David Petkau is the Director of Community Engagement for Karis Disability Services. David started as a Direct Support professional with Karis Disability Services (Christian Horizons) 31 years as ago. David has served in many capacities including, Program Manager, Executive Director of the South District, and now as Director of Community Engagement. In this role David, among other things, is seeking to lead the organization through transformative approaches to the housing challenges that people that experience a developmental disability face.



Patricia Franks (BSc. BEd.) is a retired science teacher and a dedicated community volunteer advocating on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Patricia is the driving force behind establishing the parent network Caledon Area Families for Inclusion (CAFFI), the Caledon Housing Initiative, and CAFFI HOUSING INC. a not-for-profit corporation started as a pilot project through the Caledon Housing Initiative to address the housing issues for adults with developmental disabilities.


Ann Bilodeau has been employed with KW Habilitation for 45 years.  She has been Chief Executive Officer for the last 15 years and has seen the organization go through major growth during this time. KW Habilitation has become a developer and advocate for affordable housing under Ann’s leadership; opening a 22-unit building, and working on an 18-unit building. The units include people with developmental disabilities and encourage a “neighbour-helping-neighbour” model.




Lino Arcangelo Fera (CPA) is a financial executive with a demonstrated history of creating sustainable business models with a focus on early-stage growth companies, corporate reorganizations and the IPO process. Lino is the Co-founder and Director of Cribwolf Foundation, a non-profit organization that advocates for sustainable, deeply affordable housing with access to support services for individuals with

developmental disabilities that are a part of our vulnerable population. He also Co-founded and Hosts a monthly community webcast, Cribwolf Talks, viewed on YouTube social platform, Cogeco Your TV Halton and Rogers CABLE14 in Hamilton, ON. Lino is author of ‘The Waiting Game’ published 2017 and Business Utopia – Fact or Vision’ published 2013. Former director roles with Community Living Oakville and the Ontario Speech Foundation.