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WOCFDCA Welcomes Sarah Meharg – Executive Director

Sarah Meharg joins the WOCFDCA as the Executive Director. She is born and raised in Caledonia Ontario; a rural community located along the Grand River 

For the past 21 years Sarah has been working in Developmental Services supporting programs that provide inclusion for adults with a developmental disability and their families, primarily in rural communitiesThese services enabled people to live, work and participate in a wide range of activities in their communities. While in the DS sector, Sarah was involved in many projects and partnerships that united people, communities and sectors in breaking down barriers for services and support. This included, housing partnerships and expansion initiatives, funding and grants in support of accessibility for Ontarians with a disabilityand a transformation service solution framework for marginalized individuals in the region.  

Sarah started her educational journey studying sociology at McMaster followed by Professional Addiction Studies and most recently Business Administration with a specialization in Management. She is quite possibly a forever student with goal to obtain a Master’s in Leadership.  

Sarah is passionate about leadership which sparked her interest in the WOCFDCA. It is an incredible shift, however an amazing opportunity to to help businesses and communities in Western Ontario’s rural areas develop and implement strategies to deal with a changing economic environment. Throughout the global pandemic she has witnessed the strength and resiliency in small rural communities and believes that with support and collaboration we will make significant gains for our communities together.  

Sarah is excited to start this new journey with the employees and board of directors as we advocate for funding, partnerships, sustainability and opportunities for economic growth in rural Western Ontario. 

Sarah can be contact through email at sarahm@wocfdca.com