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Patricia Polischuk


Having experienced the shame and chaos that homelessness brings to life when I was growing up, I wanted to find a way to help others in a similar situation. As a member of the YW Board, I am able to support this amazing organization of professionals who help our most vulnerable neighbours reclaim their dignity and find the support they need to make change and create stability in their own lives and in the lives of their families.

As a working Mom, I am also proud to support the YW and its wonderful childcare staff in providing affordable, quality, and caring childcare. I know the peace of mind it brings to working parents.

The YW works hard to support women and families, and I am pleased to be able to support the YW.

Patricia Polischuk, ACC is Vice President & Market Leader, Talent Management Services at Optimum Talent, a national business management consulting company. Patricia provides leadership to the Waterloo team and is responsible for business development and account management activities in the Region. In addition to her sales and operations functions, Patricia is an International Coach Federation certified coach who provides leadership coaching to senior leaders and executives.

Patricia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a post graduate certificate in Public Relations from Humber College. Patricia is passionate about creating prosperous communities and is actively involved at the leadership level as a member of the Board of Governors at Wilfrid Laurier University and as President of the Board at the YW Kitchener Waterloo.