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519 271 5550

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270 Freeland Drive

Stratford, Ontario 

N4Z 1G8

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Board of Directors

Optimism Place relies on a committed, women-led board of directors to help ensure the shelter continues to provide the best possible programs and services, while steering growth to meet future needs.

Board members are involved in such areas as financial decision-making, strategic planning, policy setting and fund-raising. It’s rewarding work that makes a difference in the lives of women and children.


If you think you might like to join our board we’d love to hear from you. Please contact:

Jasmine Clark
Executive Director
Optimism Place Women’s Shelter and Support Services
519-271-5310 x 112

Current Board of


Frances Latham, Chair
Christy Jacobs, Vice Chair
Diane Lyoness, Treasurer

Jean Baloo, Recorder
Tanya Diehl, Director
Barb Hobson, Director
Joyce Young, Director

Nichole Everitt, Director
Kate Graham, Director