Welcome to Our Community

Many people say if they could describe ICAN in one word, it would be “Community”. We are proud of the fact that, as service providers, our clients and their families describe ICAN as a community that cares about people.

When it comes to our employees, many of them have been with ICAN for more than a decade. That continuity and expertise helps foster that feeling of community and family at ICAN. We look forward to having you join our community.

Who We Are

The people who work at ICAN - Independence Centre and Network are passionate about helping seniors and people with physical disabilities. Our goal is your goal – to have our clients live independent, productive and happy lives.

We are a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services, resources and support systems in both English and French. Our services include post stroke transitioning, supportive housing, outreach services, detailed assessments and progressive independence training.

ICAN has a distinguished history in the Greater Sudbury area. We were established back in 1977, the dream of a two person committee of the local parent Association for Cerebral Palsy and other physical handicaps. Since then, we have grown and flourished. Today, we have over 100 employees and have helped more than a thousand people since we first opened our doors. ICAN is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of people with physical disabilities as well as representatives of the professional and business community.

The majority of our services are funded by our community partners at the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN).

Welcome from CEO

On behalf of the entire ICAN family, I want to welcome you to the Independence Centre and Network in Sudbury. We are a not-for-profit organization that's been around since 1977. Over the years, we've seen a lot of smiles and some incredible success stories.

ICAN helps people with physical disabilities move forward and live independently. We also help people after they've suffered a stroke or a serious permanent injury. For many, the only thing stopping them from living in their own homes and community inclusion is help with things like bathing and cooking -- and some physical rehabilitation. That's what we do -- we empower people to move on with their lives.

Please take the time to view the information on this website which outlines our many services. If you have any questions, just drop us a line.

We have an incredible team of caring professionals here at ICAN who aim to provide the best individualized support and rehabilitation services available. We are extremely proud of our track record and look forward to helping you or your loved one become our next inspiring success story.

Marie Leon

Board of Directors Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020

  • Promote ICAN Brand Recognition
  • Explore Seamless Integration Opportunities
  • Human Resource Retention
  • Advocate for more Funding
  • Improve Infrastructure and Technology
  • Ensure Seamless Operation
  • Become a Recognized Centre of Excellence
Mission Statement

Mission Statement

We provide assistance to live independently and inclusively in the community through individualized support and rehabilitation services.

Vision Statement

Vision Statement

Individuals have the optimal support to live independently within their community.

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Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer
Jessica Bertuzzi

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Manager of Client Services
Nathalie Hall

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Manager of Client Services
Paul McDowell

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Manager of Corporate Services
Krystina Newfeld

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Manager of Human Resources
Matt Gridley

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Scheduling Manager
Derek Cooper

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Executive Assistant
Johanne Ramsay

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