Our Team

Each facilitator has been selected for their kindness, compassion and dedication to the welfare of our residents. In essence, they truly understand the need and appreciate the benefits of cohabiting, as well as teaching and learning, at the same time.

Cody Eggleton

Cody is a Journey House facilitator, acting as a mentor and in-house support for several adults with intellectual disabilities. He is also a key Respite Worker for Destiny’s Way Support Services. Cody is a caring and passionate role model, best known for his sense of humour as well as being easily approachable. He excels at physical and recreational activities and shares his love of technology with anyone requiring assistance.

Angela Manella

Angela is passionate about all things that foster authentic connection. She believes in the immense healing that occurs when there is connection to self, others, animals, and the natural world. Angela studied at the University of Waterloo where she received her bachelor’s degree in Social Development Studies. She has continued updating her education by participating in numerous workshops, programs, and activities, to expand on and nurture her listening and communication skills.

Emily Tohana

Emily is a Journey House Facilitator with a background in Therapeutic Recreation – the process of using accessible, activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with disabilities as a means to well-being. Although usually known as a quiet, sensitive and gentle role model, you’ll be sure to hear her when music is being made! Emily loves to connect with others through song and music-making, whether she’s guiding, cooking in the kitchen, helping to tidy up, or sharing a jam session in the living room.

Role of Facilitator

A Facilitator is a committed individual who resides with the other household members and ensures that an environment is established and maintained within the home, which fosters and allows for the practice of independent living. This person acts as a life skill coach, a friend, a roommate, a guide, a teacher, among many other roles. Each of these roles are performed with respect, patience, understanding, and without judgment. In return the facilitator is financially compensated and given a very unique opportunity, while also receiving numerous accommodations and benefits. The specific duties or roles of the facilitator may change depending on the needs of the other residents of Journey House, in order to best model and assist with independent living. Regardless,  the facilitator must prioritize and model life skills, in a manner that promotes health, productive living, as well as safety and well-being, at all times.

Board of Directors:

Horace Roxborough,

Stephen Hazell,

Michael Garneau,

Marguerite Black,

Cheryl Witoski,


Margaret Haire