Dear God, we pray that You will continue to give Hon. Ms. Daiene Vernille Your discernment, strength and wisdom. Encourage her as she fulfills an important role in our legislature as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation. Help her to persevere in the tough times. Bless her and her family, enriching their lives with many new friendships and relationships. As she goes about her day today may she sense your presence.
Daiene Vernile is an award winning Kitchener broadcast journalist who covered your issues for three decades on CTV’s Provincewide.
A compassionate listener and insightful interviewer, Daiene (pronounced Diane) investigated many subjects, including social, cultural, educational, economic, healthcare and other concerns. Now she’s committing herself to directly helping you and advancing local matters at the front line of public service.
For thirty years, Daiene has been an active volunteer and community supporter. She is a strong advocate on women’s issues, passionate champion for social justice, and hands-on volunteer for poverty reduction – including ten years at the St. John’s Kitchen helping prepare meals.
Daiene is among Wilfrid Laurier University’s “100 Alumni of Achievement” who inspire lives of leadership and purpose. She began her career as a Queens Park legislature reporter, expanded her journalism skills in Texas, and returned home to Ontario, spearheading one of Canada’s longest running public affairs programs.
With husband John, she spent three decades in Kitchener and welcomed firstborn Andrew while refurbishing a century old home in the downtown. The household grew to include Curtis and Claire in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. Today, with the family grown, Daiene is re-dedicating her energy to helping people across the community through this form of public service.