Our Vision

Hope and Homes for All

Our Mission

Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging.

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tenants in 1062 households
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of programming and project development costs come from generous donors
which Indwell then leverages ten times

Our Values

We value the inherent dignity of all people as image bearers of God.

We live out our Christian calling to love our neighbours as ourselves.

Hope is the foundation of all our actions.

our story

In 2024, Indwell celebrates a remarkable milestone — half a century of compassion, innovation, and unwavering commitment to providing dignity and independence for individuals with disabilities. From its humble beginnings to becoming a beacon of hope across communities, Indwell’s journey is a rich tapestry of triumphs, challenges, and profound impacts. As we honour this 50th anniversary, we invite you to explore the captivating stories and pivotal moments that have shaped Indwell’s legacy.

Leadership Team

Jeff Neven

Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is an esteemed community leader who actively engages in various local initiatives. He is deeply committed to neighbourhood engagement, active transportation, homelessness prevention, his local church, and promoting recreational and employment opportunities for remote indigenous youth. Jeff earned a Master of Social Work degree in Community, Policy, Planning, and Organizations from Wilfrid Laurier University. In recognition of his exceptional contributions, he was honored with the "40 Under 40" Next Generation of Hamilton Leaders Award in 2017.

Jeff and his wife Maria, live in East Hamilton and have four children.

Chris Finkbiner - Indwell's Chief Operating Officer

Chris Finkbiner

Chief Operating Officer

Graham Cubitt - Indwell's Director of Projects and Development

Graham Cubitt

Director of Projects & Development


Judy Eising

Director of Community and Donor Engagement


Anisha Gunnar

Director of People & Culture


Steven Rolfe

Director of Health Partnerships

Jessica Brand - Assistant Program Director

Jessica Brand

Regional Manager, Hamilton and Peel Region


Justin DeWaard

Regional Manager, Oxford and Haldimand-Norfolk


Julie Ellery

Clinical Lead

Leah Logan - Regional Manager, Haldimand-Norfolk

Leah Logan

Regional Manager, Waterloo Region


Natasha Thuemler

Regional Manager, Southwest

Board of Directors


John Nyholt


Fred Spoelstra, Board of Directors

Fred Spoelstra

Vice President

Alice Plug-Buist - President of Indwell's Board of Directors

Alice Plug-Buist


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Celia Meikle


Karen Efron

Melanie Froese portrait, board member

Melanie Froese


Julia Marchesan


Lindsay Reynolds


Peter Van Geest

A culture of Inclusion

Indwell welcomes everyone

Indwell exists to provide hope and homes for all. Our supports, services, and employment are open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Indwell’s leadership are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ as reflected in Indwell’s statement of faith. Indwell engages with diverse communities; we actively identify and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing and participating in our services and organization.

frequently asked questions

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