Who We Are


Kevin Reel, Co-Chair of the Steering Committee
Email: kevin.reel@utoronto.ca

Kevin studied occupational therapy a long, long time ago in Toronto.   He then worked, lived and studied in the UK for many years, where he also got his MSc in Medical Ethics.   He returned to Toronto for a Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics.  Since then, he has worked as a practicing healthcare ethicist.

Kevin is a registered occupational therapist in Ontario and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto and a faculty member with the Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC).  He is Chair of the Canadian Association of Practicing Healthcare Ethicists/Association canadienne des éthiciens en soins de santé, as well as a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto and the Sexual Health and Disability Alliance International.

In his spare time, he likes to play with power tools and kitchen appliances…usually to separate ends.

Tracy Howell, Co-Chair of The Steering Committee
Phone: 416-789-9906, ext. 232
Email: thowell@pace-il.ca

Tracy works for PACE Independent Living as Director, Client Services, where she oversees both Supportive Housing and the Attendant Outreach Programs.  She is the lead person for ethics related activity/issues at PACE and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Tracy is Co Accreditation Coordinator at PACE and is proud to have assisted PACE in achieving exemplary standing in the 2017 Accreditation Canada Survey visit.

Tracy has over 20 years of experience in Community Support Services (CSS) in various capacities including Program Management, Human Resources, Quality Improvement and Training & Development.  She is passionate about issues related to client satisfaction and experience and has been the lead person for PACE in working with a small committee to develop a shared survey tool that allows “like” organizations to compare their results.

Tracy is also active in the Attendant Services community. She frequently provides training on a variety of topics such as Professionalism, Boundaries, Documentation. As well she has participated in a number of committees in the CSS sector such as:

  • Wait List Management
  • Independent Living Seniors Management Network Steering Committee
  • North York West Health Link
  • Client Satisfaction/Experience Community Working Group
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