Tony Vipond was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in 2008. He is Chair of the Joint Conference Committee, and member of the Governance Committee. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the former Penetanguishene General Hospital, and was previously a Board member at the former Huronia District Hospital, Rosewood Women’s Shelter, the Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, and the Midland YMCA. Tony has completed the Ontario Hospital Association course on Advanced Certificate in Board Governance.
Tony is the Executive Director of Community Living Huronia (CLH), Midland. He began with CLH in 1975 as a Counsellor and has subsequently held a variety of increasingly responsible positions until his appointment to Executive Director in January of 2000.
Tony is the past Chair of the Simcoe County Strategic Planning group and past Chair of the Provincial Network of Specialized Care as well as the Lead for the Central East Network of Specialized Care. In 2003, Tony and his team proposed the development of a Central East Regional resource for individuals with a dual diagnosis. The proposal was accepted. Pineview Transition Home was successfully opened, in collaboration with the former MHCP in October 2004 resulting in the creation of the first regional resource with partnerships in both developmental services and the mental health field. Most recently, CLH in partnership with Waypoint opened Beacon House on the grounds of Waypoint. Beacon House supports individuals with a developmental disability and a forensic background.