Message from the CEO

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Banyan website!

It is a privilege to provide leadership to Banyan, and an honor to work alongside the employees of this organization. The amazing team here is ready to support you and your families in making a difference in your life and lives of others. We are proud of our history and successes and remain focused on our vision to be a transformational partner in the journey to build safe, inclusive and barrier free communities.

As a contracted service provider in the Province of Ontario, Banyan acknowledges that change and transformation is a constant state. Banyan will continue to collaborate with our community partners and key stakeholders to achieve local and regional priorities.

Please take the time to review the information on the website and contact us to let us know your needs and how we can help.


Leadership Team

Kim Ciavarella

Kim Ciavarella

Board Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
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Shirley Lonschek

Director, Finance and Administration

Cam Uhler

Director of Operations
Fran Doodeman

Fran Doodeman

Director, Community and Professional Practice


OUr History

Helping the Hamilton and Niagara Communities since 1978



Our plan to deliver
operational excellence


Contact Us

Phone: 905.545.0133
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