KITCHENER, ON, May 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Dr. Ron Schlegel, Chairman of Schlegel Health Care, is pleased to announce the appointment of The Right Honourable David Johnston to its Board of Directors.
David Johnston was Canada’s 28th Governor General. As a young person he was twice selected to the All American team while playing hockey at Harvard University. He was Dean of Western Law school at 33 years of age, served as the Principal of McGill University and was the only Canadian to ever Chair the Board of Overseers, Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of 3 dozen books and holds 3 dozen honorary degrees or fellowships. Immediately prior to becoming the Governor General (2010-2017) he served as President of the University of Waterloo from 1999 to 2010. Johnston was also president of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and of the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec.
“We are delighted to welcome David to Schlegel Health Care. There is no question that his presence on our board will significantly accelerate our progress in the crucial areas of seniors’ care and mental health and addictions,” said Schlegel.
Johnston is a national leader who has been a passionate advocate for lifelong learning, innovation and research, who upon becoming Governor General called for all Canadians to join together in building a smarter, more caring nation. “I’m honoured to join a Board that invests in research and is at the forefront of delivering innovative mental health treatment and seniors care,” said Johnston. “Schlegel Health Care’s commitment to the community matches my own and I look forward to working with the Board”.
“As an athlete, and a leader in academic and public life, David has inspired many with his vast energy, passion, wisdom and positive spirit and I know that our organization will benefit greatly from these same influences.” says James Schlegel, President and CEO of Schlegel Health Care.
About Schlegel Health Care
Schlegel Health Care is a three-generation family business for over 65 years which owns Homewood Health and Schlegel Villages. Homewood is a Canadian leader in mental health and addiction services. Its inpatient facilities include the Homewood Health Centre and The Residence, located in Guelph, ON, Homewood du Plateau in Montreal, and Homewood Ravensview near Victoria, BC, opening in late 2018. Homewood operates outpatient clinics in major cities across Canada and provides Employee Assistance Services to two million Canadians and their families.
Schlegel Villages is a leading seniors’ living and care provider in Ontario. Schlegel Villages designs, builds and operates village-style retirement communities with their signature main street and town square designs and which include independent apartments, retirement living, assisted care, memory care and long-term care.
Homewood Health and Schlegel Villages partner with charitable organizations, Homewood Research Institute and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, to conduct research with the goal of improving the quality of life and care to patients and seniors across Canada and to disseminate innovation to the broader health system.