October 15, 2018
In the 104-year history of the Family Counselling Centre of Brant, we have been fortunate to have incredible executive directors steering the agency, including Shelley McCarthy, who after fifteen years of remarkable agency and community leadership, has now retired. We are delighted to welcome Leslie Josling who has assumed the Executive Director role, effective October 1, 2018.
We are extremely proud of Shelley’s amazing contributions. During her fifteen years here, she has expanded and developed programs that foster belonging, relationship and inclusivity, serving individuals with disabilities and their families, and those who seek to enhance their relationships across Brant, Hamilton, Niagara and Haldimand Norfolk. Shelley is known for her integrity and an empathic, thoughtful, collaborative approach to building community. We wish Shelley all the very best in the future. She will be missed!
Leslie Josling is a long-time resident of Brantford. She is an experienced leader who has worked as the Executive Director at KW Counselling Services for 12 years and at Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H. for 15 years prior to that. Trained as a graduate level clinician and in social innovation, Leslie is known for developing and researching responsive programs such as a Walk In Counselling Clinic, Parenting Now and OK2BME that have attracted national, and even international, attention. Leslie has succeeded in forwarding the agenda for programs that celebrate diversity for newcomers, people with disabilities, women and individuals who identify as LGBTQ2+.
Leslie has returned to work close to home with a deep desire and commitment to making a difference here. She looks forward to working with our partners and the community in its diversity, to continue to create responsive, meaningful services, that enhance caring, meaningful connection and belonging.
Please join me in wishing Shelley McCarthy a warm farewell and welcoming Leslie Josling to Family Counselling Centre of Brant.
Mike Cole, President
Board of Directors
Family Counselling Centre of Brant