Raymond Applebaum graduated from the Ryerson School of Social Work. Raymond has worked in the Health & Community Support Service sector for over 40 years, primarily with seniors and persons with a physical disability. Prior to serving in his current role as CEO with Peel Senior Link since 1998, Raymond was a business owner of an independent consulting firm, and managed several local, provincial and national non-profit charitable organizations in the development and delivery of human services. Raymond was a Gerontology Professor with Humber College, and taught at Seneca College, and serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Health Promotion & Policy. He has won several awards over the years including the OCSA 25th Anniversary Leadership Award, Canadian Healthcare Association, 2008 Award for Distinguished Service; 3M Health Quality Team Award 2011; and Ontario Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality & Safety 2013, for the Supports for Daily Living Program. Raymond continues his career developing effective partnerships and integrated care services, innovative programs, system enhancements, and collaborates to best serve the needs of the community.
Raymond lives in Kitchener with his wife. He enjoys playing golf, travelling, reading and spending time with family. He has 5 children, and 13 grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 25 years.