About Kindle

Kindle was incorporated in 2001 and is a non-profit and socially responsible landlord. We develop and manage properties such as the Shelldale Centre with partners and community members that serve the needs of at-risk children, youth and families.

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We own and manage properties, reinvest in communities and support organizations that serve people in Guelph and Wellington.


A healthy and caring community where everyone has a sense of belonging.

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About Collaboration

Collaboration: We value working in partnership with community stakeholders, including tenants.

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Community Development: We are committed to working with local stakeholders to be responsive to community needs.

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Social Responsibility: We believe that children, youth and families are our collective responsibility.

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Stewardship: We are dedicated to managing our resources carefully, responsibly and sustainably.

Accessibility Commitment

Kindle Communities is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities are provided equal opportunities and standards of service in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) by eliminating barriers and improving accessibility for persons with disabilities in a manner that respects dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity.

We recognize the diverse needs of persons within the communities we serve and will respond by providing services and facilities that are accessible to everyone. This includes training, the use of assistive devices, permission to use service animals and the ability for those with disabilities to be accompanied by a support person. We will make every effort to provide notice in the event of a disruption in the facilities or services potentially used by people with disabilities.

Board of Directors


Al Potma

Al Potma


Al Potma is self-employed in the telecommunications field as President of Potma Solutions Inc. which serves the Guelph, Wellington, and Waterloo regions. He has extensive experience with children’s aid societies as a foster parent, adoptive parent, and volunteer driver. He is actively involved with organizations concerned with poverty, housing, civil rights, advocating for children with special needs, and Indigenous issues. He has four children, three of whom are adopted.

Daria Allan-Ebron

Daria Allan-Ebron


Daria Allan-Ebron became CEO of Kindle Communities Inc. in August 2022 She is the Executive Director of Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County and has more than 27 years of child welfare experience. She is a committed and dedicated leader with the ability to develop long-standing relationships with people, invest in strategies that honour and strengthen children and families, and empower people through collaboration, support, and partnership.

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Jeff Smith


Jeff Smith is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience working in transportation engineering consulting. As a Senior Project Manager at WSP, Jeff has managed the design of several award winning bridge construction projects, stakeholder relations, staffing, and finances. Jeff brings over 25 years of volunteer experience to the board. This includes volunteer management and fundraising experience gained through work the Canadian Red Cross, Bridging the Gap Africa, and Engineers WIthout Borders. Jeff and his wife and two sons live in Guelph.

Candace Saffery Neufeld

Candace Saffery Neufeld


Candace Saffery Neufeld is Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Bia and brings over 15 years of strategic business leadership, operations, product development and financial modelling. Candace brings 10 years experience working with community groups addressing addiction, poverty and homelessness in Nepal, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Canada. Candace is a proud resident of Guelph.

Christina Cameletti

Christina Cameletti


Christina Cameletti is a real estate lawyer at Cameletti & Cameletti serving Guelph and Wellington County. Cameletti & Cameletti is a small family-run firm composed of Christina and her Father, David Cameletti, who founded the firm in 1997. Christina assists her clients with residential real estate transactions, wills and powers of attorney. Christina is on the Board of Directors for Family & Children Services of Guelph-Wellington and also Ed Video Media Arts Centre. She lives in her hometown of Guelph, with her husband, Trevor.