Cindy Rose is a Social Service Worker that was born in raised in Waterloo, Ontario. She graduated from Laurentian University with a BA in Sociology and the following year obtained her Diploma in Gerontology from the University of Waterloo. She and her husband relocated back to Sudbury 19 years ago, where they have built roots with their two children. Cindy’s work history has involved working in health care as a front line recreationist in both long-term care and hospital settings and further to management in a 234 bed long-term care facility. She gained tremendous knowledge and direct experience working with the older adults, individuals suffering from dementia and behavioral diagnosis as well as mental health clients in the greater Sudbury area.
With sixteen years working in healthcare, Cindy has experienced the evolution of long-term care, the inception of the LHINs, and has experienced first-hand the need for housing and services for individuals being homeless and living with mental health and addiction diagnosis.
She is very passionate about mental health and addictions and is a strong advocate and believer in the demand for the Harm Reduction services and affordable housing in our community and other communities in the north. Since September 2017 Cindy has worked for Canadian Mental Health Association where she currently manages a Managed Alcohol Program day program and managed the Off the Street Emergency Shelter this past winter. This was CMHA’s first year operating a shelter program and the experience proved that shelter services were a good fit with CMHA’s vision and values for the individuals in our community.