Clare Parker Homes Inc. is non-profit charitable agency providing person centred supports to adults with intellectual disabilities with their own community through a various services. Currently, Clare Parker Homes provides home support to 43 people in the Regina Community to live in their own homes and 28 people in the Community Inclusion Day time services.
Since January 1977, Clare Parker Homes Inc. has provided high quality care to adults with intellectual disabilities. Our first home supported 6 women in the community. Most of these women continue to live in the home to this day. It was given the name Clare Parker House in memory of the first Director of the Capital Cosmo Centre. The support for the home and day time support services is funded through donations and a grant from the Saskatchewan Provincial Government.
Clare Parker Homes amalgamated with a Catholic faith based agency in the Regina Community in 2009. The amalgamation brought 12 additional people in two home support programs. Clare Parker Homes grew from 6 people to 18 people overnight. Committed to our Mission of supporting people with intellectual disabilities in the community, Clare Parker Homes expanded their services to an additional 4 people in late 2010 when an another home was purchased.
We have seen much growth in in our agency since 2009. Using the Gentle Teaching Philosophy as model of support, Clare Parker has been able to remain true to our Mission, Vision and Principles
CPH Management Team
Rosa Smith, Executive Director
Rosa has served as Clare Parker Homes' Executive Director for the past several years. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Regina. Much of her background includes: behavioural assessment; crisis support; and service development for experiencing disability and have had difficulty accessing services in the community.
For over 20 years, Rosa has supported, advocated and developed services for individuals and their families in the disability sector. Prior to her current role at CPH, she worked for different non-profits in Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as, a decade at CLSD, serving in different capacities.
For eight years, Rosa was a member of the Cognitive Disability Strategy Committee. She is an accredited trainer in Person Centred Thinking through the Learning Community for Person Centred Practices (TLCPCP).
Jennifer (Jennie) Birns, Associate Executive Director
Jennie has been with Clare Parker since January 2019 as our Associate Executive Director. Her education includes certification in Continuing Care, Personal Care Home Operation, and in Grant Writing and Proposal.
Jennie brings to CPH a wealth of management experience including five years as a previous Executive Director of a non-profit day home for adults with varying abilities. She has also worked in long term care as a Direct Support Worker, Program Coordinator and Manager. Jennie was the Fundraising Committee Chairpoerson for a local charity; a former REALM network member; and employed as a Case Manager/Submission Writer for a private firm that appealed CPP Disability cases.
"I have dedicated a great portion of my life to the pursuit of equality and barrier-free communities. I am an advocate who pushes boundaries and questions limits to ensure that everyone, in every situation, has access to a safe, loving and respectful environment. I've had the opportunity to experience both sides of the support industry, having family members with complex needs who require full time support, as well, providing support to those who require it. I will continue to advocate for and firmly believe in Person Centeredness and fully embrace the philosphy and mandate of Clare Parker Homes."
Bridget Taylor, Home Support Coordinator
I have supported at Clare Parker homes for a number of years. I started out at a home manager at Mcguigan. Then that turned into an AHSL, before moving on to the SHSL Greenwater home, with 4 lovely ladies from Moose Jaw. I am now a Home Support Coordinator at the main office.
Michael Anderson, Home Support Coordinator
Michael Anderson-Quiring is 1 of 4, Home Support Coordinators within the Agency and has worked in the non-profit sector for the past 13 years. Starting his career in human services as a Casual Direct Support Worker in June 2008 to full-time front-line support by September 2008. From 2009-2012 he worked in Supported Independent Living Program and in late 2012 because Group Home Supervisor. In 2019 moving up to being a Home Support Coordinator. Through all of these different roles, Michael discovered his passion and has made this line of work his career of choice. Michael is a trained facilitator for Transfer, Lift & Repositioning(TLR) as well as trained facilitator for Professional Assault Response Training (PART) for the agency. Recently he also becamed a trained facilitator for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Michael is always looking for ways to improve his education and understanding of our individuals at CPH. He believes that if we assist them with their needs and goals, and get to understand what they want and including them in all decisions related to quality of life it will help them to enjoy the best possible life.
Amanda Korol, Home Support Coordinator
My name is Amanda Korol. I started out my career in human services as a care aid where I worked for several years assisting individuals to live independently in their own homes. Eventually I took some education training related to nursing before discovering Clare Parker Homes where I truly discovered my passion for supporting individuals with Intellectual disabilities to live their best, independent lives possible. I love Clare Parker for they have allowed me to grow so much in a short period of time within the Agency, I’ve been able to meet so many wonderful people who share the same values that I do and make many friendships with the individuals throughout the agency that I’ve had the pleasure to learn from. I enjoy learning and growing as much as I can and really appreciate the extra trainings I’ve received through Clare Parker as they’ve helped my knowledge base grow and I believe have helped me improves my skills with which to support my individuals in the best way possible.
Adima Kongo, Home Support Coordinator
My name is Adima and I am a Home Support Coordinator and I have been with CPH for the past 3 years. I have enjoyed being a part of the CPH family and thankful for the opportunity to grow. I was born in Sierra Leone but moved to Canada as a teenager and a refugee with my family in 1999 when they had the Civil War going on back there. I witnessed a lot of things good, bad and ugly growing up during the civil war there and that has led me to not take life for granted, treating everyone with kindness, respect and love all while showing some empathy. In 2008, I completed my four year journey at the University of Manitoba and graduated with a B.A majoring in Psychology and minoring in Anthropology. I have over 10 years of experience working with people with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities in both Winnipeg and Regina. I look forward to coming to work daily as it gives me a special feeling of satisfaction making sure everyone is ok and putting smiles on their faces.
Cindy O'Connor, Accounts Manager
With over 40 years of work experience in a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations, Cindy has worked for Clare Parker Homes for the past five years. As CPH's Director of First Impressions, she multi-tasks in several administrative areas to keep our agency running smoothly.
Cindy oversees financial maintenance, reviewing CPH's accounts receivable and expenditures. She prepares and processes biweekly payroll, completes banking transactions, ensures funds are transferred into appropriate accounts, and assists with audit preparations. In addition, Cindy manages employees' vacation and sick leave bank, staff benefits and pension enrollments, and all employee additions and changes.
Saleh Kamrani, H.R. Coordinator
I've always been looking for learning, and growth & development opportunities in my entire life. This is why I left my hometown at the middle of 30s and challenged myself with relocating to a completely different environment, far away from home. My previous studies at business school and those years working in the field of Human Resources, I believe, have provided me with a good deal of competencies and prepared me to occupy an HR role in the non-profit sector. I value hard work, determination, commitment, am very approachable, and wish to be an added value to the team. I am always willing to collaborate with people around and help the organization to reach its goals.
Shyra Missens, Culture and Support Mentor
Growing up in Moose Jaw,SK and being taught respect and kindness to all through my Cree Culture has gave me a better understanding of Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health through all walks of life.
Shyra has been a Committed Clare Parker Homes Inc employee since January 2011. Having obtained a Certificate in "Rehabilitation Care Worker Program" from Sask Polytech Kelsey Campus AKA Disability Support Worker Certificate in June 2007 has brought me great experience on the front line from various Group Home and Day Program settings in Lloydminster and Moose Jaw, SK, until finding my home within CPH. The growth, support and belief from Clare Parker Homes Inc philosophy gained me much experience to become a Home Support Coordinator in August 2019. Being a certified MANDT Instructor for the Agency allows our Teams to grow and learn to become leaders and flourish Healthy Relationships.
"Realize that we as human beings have been put on this Earth for only a short time and that we must use this time to gain wisdom, knowledge,respect and the understanding for all Human Beings since we are all relatives"
- Cree Proverb
CPH Senior Home Support Leaders
Hi, my name is Omolara Dairo, I joined CPH in 2015 as a night support at Kramer. I enjoyed what I do and am glad to be supporting 4 ladies now at Greenwater house. It has been an amazing experience so far.
Regis has been with Clare Parker since 2013, initially as a casual and then as a contracted casual. Later on, he accepted the Assistant Home Support Leader role. Since June 2021 he has moved to the Senior Home Support Leader role to offer the required leadership to Kramer individuals and the support team while ensuring the needed liaison with social workers, parents, doctors’ offices, and various other house partners.
Regis has been exposed to various cultures in Africa, Europe, USA and Canada and has been a Saskatchewan resident over a decade and half. Married and a father of a teenager daughter and two sons, Regis is known to be a family man, a loving father, a team player and a community builder.
Regis consider serving minorities and disabled people as a “noble mission”. He wishes to see inclusiveness, participation and innovation promoted in order to give a place to every person and to alleviate deadlocks for the people and the real community development. Serving in this capacity is a job that doesn’t feel like one, it’s, for him, a calling. Regis continues to research about the means and ways that sustain people mutual acceptance and effective hospitality through advanced education.
Carolyn McIntyre has been with CPH for the past eight years. She loves her work in supporting four ladies as the Senior Home Support Leader for McGuigan House.
Friendly and family-minded, Carolyn states, "I am passionate about my work and love to see the ladies healthy, happy, and living life to the fullest. They are truly a part of my family. I am grateful to be part of this fabulous agency and look forward to CPH's future."
Besides her CPH family, Carolyn is married, with four children and blessed to have six grandchildren, as well as a furry friend named Tia. Carolyn also enjoys all sports, both as a fan and participant.
Joyce Illah is the Senior Home Support Leader for Trinity house. I joined CPH in 2016 as a casual support and became full time in 2017. I then assumed the role of Assistant Home Support leader in 2018 until my recent promotion within Trinity House. Prior to joining CPH, I worked with a non- governmental organization in Nigeria for over 11 years as a public health advocate for vulnerable groups where I managed various programs before moving to Canada. I had my first experience supporting people with disability with the office of students with disability at McGill University while studying.
Hi, my name is Brenda Schrader I have worked for Clare Parker Homes since 2013. I started as support worker at Garritty. Working my way up, and in 2019, I became the Senior Home Support Lead for Garritty.
I have been supporting people with diverse needs for almost 25 years. In the 25 years, I believe I have learned more lessons from the people I have supported then I have taught them.
My name is Jessica and I am a Senior House Support Leader at GreenBrook house. I have worked within the human service and healthcare field for the past 22 years, starting out working in long term care as a Practical nurse and moving towards working within the disability sector in the last 5 years. I have a strong passion for advocacy and caregiving and appreciate being a part of an agency and group of individuals that honour and apply the gentle teaching philosophies in all areas throughout the agency.
My name is Andrew Rogers I am a Senior Home Support leader at mountbatten house. I have supported in the human service health care field for the past 4 years.
I started my career in this field in 2019 and found my passion by being able to advocate for people and also supporting others. I find it personally rewarding to be able to make a positive impact on someone’s life.
Im always looking to be a positive influence and I love being a part of a community and agency who support and apply gentle teaching philosophies.
My name is Jada H
amilton. I am the Senior Home Support Leader for TD house. I started off my career as a personal care aide in a seniors living facility for several years. Once I discovered Clare Parker homes, I found my passion for supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities.
It is a rewarding feeling being able to grow connections with all of our individuals. Being able to teach, learn from, and guide our individuals to live their life to the fullest is what motivates me. There is nothing better than to see our individuals thrive & meeting their goals. I love being apart of such an amazing agency, CPH really is a family who sticks together, advocates for one another and offers the best support.
I have been with Clare Parker for a couple of years now. I got my start within Trinity House where I started out as an AHSL. I loved supporting the most amazing men at the home and loved spending time with them all. I also liked meeting new people in the community and supporting anything the gentlemen needed. Just recently though I took another position with Supporting the Clare Parker House Ladies as an SHSL. I am in complete aww of how wonderful they all are here. I am learning something new every day I support . I also have met and got the most wonderful team that I could possibly ask for, they truly have taught me to be a better person. With this new postion I am in, I also am the First Aid Trainer for the company. I get to teach everyone how to save a life. Which is one of the best things about being here is sharing all my experience with great supports. I couldn't ask for a better place to be in as this Gentle Teaching facility is what anyone can apperciate growing with .
Hello, I'm Kevin. I've been with Clare Parker since September 2020. I started out at Mountbatten house and 6 months ago came over to the Community Inclusion program as the Recreational Leader.
My job is to plan the activity calendar throughout out the month, organize company events and advocate to the community about CPH & its individuals.
My Name is Frederick Cody Hutchinson but am known as Cody. I have been at Clare Parker since December 2021, just in time for Covid Restrictions. I started off as a Community Inclusion Worker at the old office on Dewdney. Initially I worked alongside other CISW's and the CISL at the time who taught me a lot! In July I applied for the Community Inclusion Senior Leader job which I was fortunate enough to get. Since then it has been a challenging but rewarding position and I have been lucky to have a great bunch of co-workers willing to expand the program.
Prior to Clare Parker I worked as a funeral director/embalmer, a guard at Casino Regina, SaskPower, and the Canadian Armed Forces. I was born in Saskatoon the oldest of four boys, raised all over northern Saskatchewan and went to high school in Melville Saskatchewan. I have 3 children, Dream 27, Emil 20 and Sheridon 18 along with grandkids Riverlynn 4 and David 2. And a wonderful girlfriend Kenna who puts up with my guinea pig rescue of which I have 5.
Hello, my name is Glanda Lamadine. I am originally from Liberia, the West Side of Africa. My family and I immigrated to Canada June 2002. I completed my elementary and high school in Moose Jaw. I have a diploma as a Legal Assistant; and I am a certified CCA. I recently completed my BSW through the National American University. My journey as a support worker started at the age of 16 when I was introduced to this field by my aunt. Since then, I have never looked back, because I realized this is my calling. There is a certain satisfaction I derived from helping people, that is happiness. I have had the opportunity to work in various group homes and care facilities in Saskatchewan and Alberta. I facilitated a group of practicum students after I completed my CCA. I joined the CPH family June 2021 as a DSW. Five months later, I accepted the Assistant Home Support Leader role at another house. A year later, I became the Senior Support Leader for McIntosh. I am grateful for the opportunity to join this amazing family. Since I started with CPH, I have seen my growth and I appreciate those who believe in me. I am an advocate for the less privileged, and people experiencing disabilities.