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Fred Schleich, C.A.

Founder and President of Care Planning Partners Inc.

Fred has consulted to the seniors' housing and care industry since 1990, founded Care Planning Partners in the fall of 1993 to consult to the industry and launched the Care Guide.com, the first seniors consumer web site in 1996, followed by the published Care Guide in 2003.

A thorough knowledge of the seniors' housing market was gained through annual surveys of the industry in Ontario, followed by Alberta and British Columbia, a survey of retirement homes in 2006 for Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as part of their regulation of the industry and the completion of over 1,700 feasibility studies in markets across Canada from Newfoundland and Labrador to Victoria.

Fred is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree. Fred was in public accounting for ten years, and served as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Director at Walwyn Inc., the first Canadian Investment dealer to go public, for ten years before entering the senior housing industry.

Fred was also President and a Director of The White Light Hospice Foundation (1991 to 1999), a charitable foundation dedicated to establishing a free standing in-patient hospice for terminally ill cancer patients, and as president was instrumental in starting a respite and day care hospice.