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Strategic Plan 2023-2026:
Navigating the Future with Purpose at Sensity

We are excited to introduce the Deafblind and Sensory Support Network of Canada’s new three-year strategic plan, thoughtfully crafted with deep consideration for the unique needs of our community. Throughout the development process, we actively engaged with our esteemed partners, dedicated employees, and the individuals and families we support, ensuring their voices played a central role in shaping this plan.

Throughout our work together, we talked with Intervenors and direct support professionals to learn more about the important services they offer. Their stories showed us just how much they care about their work. We also made it a priority to talk with the families we help, to better understand what they need and hope for. Talking to people outside our organization also gave us a new way of looking at things, helping us find ways to make our organization even better.

This strategic plan serves as our guiding compass, constructed upon the foundation of the voices we heard. It charts a course for Sensity to consistently deliver and enhance services for individuals who are deafblind or experiencing sensory loss. Aligned with our organizational values, the plan signifies our unwavering commitment to leadership, growth, action, and innovation.

Our purpose is encapsulated in the statement:

“Your Journey. Our Supports. Endless Possibilities.”

This reflects our commitment to guiding you through various experiences.

Our Board of Directors

Committed volunteers, these individuals play a pivotal role in steering our organization toward its purpose of supporting those who are deafblind. With a collective vision and dedication to making a meaningful impact, our Board members bring diverse expertise and perspectives, creating a dynamic force that propels Sensity forward.

Meet Our Board:

  • Deb Garbett – Chair
  • Andrea Matelic – Vice Chair
  • JoAnn VanSantvoort, Treasurer
  • Gabriel Drouin, Secretary
  • Tanner Stranges, Director
  • Bambi Pepe, Director
  • Beth Bendo, Director
  • Angela Johnston, Director

Sensity’s Board of Directors are deeply committed to providing unparalleled support to individuals who are deafblind. With a wealth of experience in various professional fields, our Board members bring strategic insights, governance expertise, and a passion for making a difference. Our Board functions collaboratively, actively engaging in strategic discussions and decision-making processes that shape the path of Sensity. Through regular meetings, thoughtful deliberations, and a shared commitment to transparency, we ensure that Sensity’s initiatives align seamlessly with our organizational values.