Bill Davidson is a resident of Cambridge where he was born and raised. He has been the Executive Director of Langs Farm Village Association since 1985. He has more than 30 years of experience working in community development and community-based projects. Bill has a Masters Degree in Leadership and has completed his graduate research in interdisciplinary team work.
In his role of Executive Director, Bill has been instrumental in establishing a wide variety of services including the Community Health Centre, North Dumfries Community Health Centre Satellite, Diabetes Education Centre, Youth Drop-In Centre, and the 7th Inning Alternative Education Program for young people. Today, he oversees a multi-disciplinary team that consists of a physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and community development workers including preschool and youth staff.
Bill has articles published on community development and he is an active volunteer in his community. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors and Task Forces in Waterloo Region and across the province. In recognition of his work in the community, Bill was selected as a recipient for a Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2003 and most recently the Keith Taylor Memorial Award from the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
Langs (formerly Langs Farm Village Association) has close to 35 years of experience as a neighbourhood organization. Langs was established as a community development project in 1978 by a group of citizens and service providers concerned about the lack of accessible services in the Langs Farm community. These individuals believed that the establishment of a community based organization would play a preventative role in the neighbourhood.
Langs is the longest standing organization of its type in Waterloo Region and currently operates a broad range of services for all ages including
- Community Health Centre (CHC)
- North Dumfries Satellite CHC
- Early Years Programs
- Youth and Teen Centre
- Resource Centre
- Diabetes Education Program, Waterloo Region
- Regional Diabetes Coordination Centre
- Partnership Services
In 2011, with the support of the federal and municipal government, the organization achieved its vision of building a new 58,000 square feet building. In the new multi-use facility, Langs co-located with the City of Cambridge William E. Pautler Seniors Centre and 22 on-site partners in order to increase access to essential services in the community. Langs is a strong supporter of the arts community. Langs is proud to be the charity of choice for Box 12 and. and believes it has a significant role in introducing the arts to populations who may not experience the arts.