About John Housser


Introduction to John


Curriculum Vita: John L Housser
Previous Community Volunteering
bullet John Howard Society – Past Board Member
bullet South Waterloo Agriculture Society – Past Director
bulletVolunteer Action Center – past fundraising,
bullet Family Services of Cambridge and North Dumfries –Past Board Member
bullet Alcohol and Drug Recovery Association of Ontario – Past Fundraising
bullet Chairperson for the RCMP Musical Ride 2000 – Cambridge
bullet Corporation of Promise: Ontario’s Promise - the partnership for youth and children
bulletSunnyside Nursing Home – Played cards with Seniors and tended bar for a Friday afternoon Pub
bullet Canadian Mental Health Association – Was a confidential listener on the “Support help, crisis” lines      3 hours per week
bullet United Way – facilitated VLDP workshops – Essentials for effective boards and Conflict Management
bulletas a past volunteer facilitated courses - LUATC (4 yrs.) for new financial planning/insurance professionals - sponsored by Professional Association


bullet Achievement award from the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada – for making a difference in the Global Community and in leadership in Volunteerism
bulletNominated by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce for the Corporate Citizen of the Year award – Waterloo Region Junior Achievement
bullet “Ambassador of the Year” City of Cambridge – Cambridge Tourism
bulletCorporate Philanthropist of the Year (under 20 employees) by the Waterloo- Wellington Fundraisers Executive


bullet Father of three married children
bullet Currently resides in Kitchener Ontario
bulletEnjoys walks, talks, light exercising, woodworking, light farm work and playing family card games


bulletFormal education – Agriculture diploma
bulletContinuous Financial Services sector upgrades
bulletNumerous personal and interest courses
bullet“Competent” CTM Toastmaster level


bulletOn graduation from Agriculture school, worked for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for a number of years
bulletIn 1986 became an independent broker in the financial services sector
bullet Currently financial advisor for Parkwood Financial Services Inc.

Public Speaking:

bulletPeriodically asked to be Master of Ceremonies
bulletSpeaking success in college, bank and current profession
bulletMade presentations in boardrooms and before both Regional Council and City Council – successfully
bullet Gave numerous addresses in community, including Schools and Service Clubs
bullet Can speak on “conflict management”, volunteer leadership, fundraising, effective boards, financial planning, financial products

John L. Housser

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