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About Us

Cambridge Kiwanis Housing

The friendly and approachable staff of Cambridge Kiwanis Housing look beyond just the bricks and mortar of buildings to ways they can encourage and assist successful tenancies.

Cambridge Kiwanis Housing has a history of partnering with other community organizations. Organizations include but are not limited to the Independent Living Centre, Community Support Connections, Preston Heights Community Group and the Region of Waterloo. These community agencies allow the tenants to reach their full potential by providing a variety of supports and resources. 

Board of Directors

Don Pavey, President
Ev Widarski, Vice-President
Chris Baillargeon

Dan Weatherby

Geoff Capes

Kaity Markle

Lisa Keys

Melissa Mansfield 

Nichole Ashton

Pam Wolf

Veronica Lall



Our History

Cambridge Kiwanis Village Non-Profit Housing Corporation was founded in 1989 by the Kiwanis Club of Cambridge under the leadership of Harry Rossdeutscher.  In the early 1990’s Kiwanians supported the Non-Profit as it developed affordable rental housing on two sites in the Preston area of Cambridge. Approximately 75% of the 278 units are occupied by households who receive a rent subsidy. Cambridge Kiwanis Village is governed by a Board of Directors who are also Cambridge Kiwanis members.

Cambridge Kiwanis Housing has a history of working in partnership with other community groups in order to enhance the quality of life for our tenants and the people of Cambridge in general.  We provide space to the Preston Heights Community Group at our site on Linden Drive. The community group in turn offers a range of programming and services to children, youth and adults in the Preston Heights neighbourhood. 

Our Strategic Priorities

Having developed organizational strategic priorities for 2019-2022, we are excited to focus on the following priorities to continue to grow and better serve our tenants and community.

  1. Communication to elevate the resident experience
  2. Organization optimization and long-term success
  3. Operational streamlining for continuous improvement