Back row: Kirk Crowther (Executive Director), Dewlyn Lobo, Caroline Pearce (Vice Chair), Ben Tarr, Nichole Kennard, Jackie Charchuk
Front row: Sean Wiltshire, Ed Casagrande (Treasurer), Sonya Billard (Secretary), Laura LaChance (Chair), David Fischl Missing: Elaine Willcock
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from across Canada who are committed to the vision and mission of the society. Currently the Board is made up of ten individuals who have a personal or professional relationship to people with Down syndrome. Each year nominations are accepted for vacant Board positions and new Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.
The primary accountability of the Board is to the members of the CDSS. The Board will govern the organization utilizing available financial resources to ensure the best possible services for the membership.
In the fulfillment of its mandate as the governing body of the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, the Board of Directors will:
Chair: Kevan McBeth
Vice Chair: Sean Wiltshire
Treasurer: Heather Kaine
Secretary: Sonya Billard
Committee Chair: Laura LaChance
Committee Members: Jackie Charchuk, Sonya Billard, Dewlyn Lobo
Committee Chair: Nichole Kennard
Committee Members: Dave Fischl, Ed Casagrande
Committee Chair: Dave Fischl
Committee Members: Ed Casagrande, Caroline Pearce
Committee Chair: Heather Kaine
Committee Members: Sean Wiltshire, Kevan McBeth
Committee Chair: Sean Wiltshire
Committee Members: Sonya Billard, Laura LaChance
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is seeking applications from those interested in joining its Board of Directors. Positions are available as of May 2016. Each position consists of a two-year term with eligibility for up to five terms. Every year the Nominating Committee reviews the composition of the current Board, the skills of outgoing Board Members, and identifies areas of need to be met by incoming Board Members. This could be in relation to a nominee’s profession, geographic location, skill sets and interests.