I was born as Janice Lemieux, in Cambridge, Ontario, moving to Waterloo about 30 years ago.
I received my Diploma at Wilfrid Laurier University in accounting in October of 1990 and earned my designation as a Chartered Accountant in December of 1991. I practiced as a Chartered Accountant for over 25 years, working for the firm of Moore, McDermott and Partners. Although retired, I continue to work at Moore, McDermott as a personal tax specialist, during tax season.
I have a wonderful, talented son, C.J. Moore, who is attending the University of Waterloo. He is in the Bio-Med Engineering Program, one of only 45 students to be admitted into their inaugural program. C.J. was also a Nationally ranked springboard and platform diver, and it was through him and his activities that I began my volunteer career.
As the result of my son’s involvement in diving, I became a member of the board of directors of the Kitchener Waterloo Diving Club, serving as President for 9 years. I currently hold the position of Treasurer.
I also served as President and Treasurer for the Board of Dive Ontario. As the President of Dive Ontario, I was very involved in Ontario Winter Games, working closely with the Ministry on all aspects of accommodations, travel, food and field of play.
In 2013, I took on the prestigious role of Chair of the Sport Organization Committee for Diving for the PanAm2015 games in Toronto. We ran a very successful Diving event at the PanAm Games, thanks in large part to an amazing group of volunteers working under me.
I am a Level II ranked diving judge, spending many hours volunteering at meets as an official. In 2012, I was awarded the Syl Apps Volunteer Service Award for my work in the diving community.
I have considerable past committee experience working on numerous City of Waterloo advisory committees, including the Recreation Advisory Committee(chair), Cash Grants Review Committee(chair) and the city’s Citizen’s Budget Task Force.
I was the volunteer coordinator for the City of Waterloo’s Winterloo Festival for four years and the Chair for two years. I am presently on the Waterloo Active Transportation Committee, the City of Waterloo Cash Grants Committee, the City of Waterloo Neighbourhood Matching Grant Committee, and the City of Waterloo Audit Committee.
I am a Member of Rotary Waterloo, serving as Secretary to Board of Directors and head of Administration. I have assisted in running their many fundraisers including their golf tournament and citrus fundraiser.
In my spare time I love to read, to go to movies, and to travel. I was bitten with the travel bug about 7 years ago and have been to every province in Canada and many of States. My goal is to finish the rest of the states.