Back row: Paul Crowley, Jackie Charchuk (Secretary), Ben Tarr Middle row: Ed Casagrande (Vice Chair), Elaine Willcock, Sean Wiltshire
Front row: Stewart Moffatt, Yelman Siddiqi (Treasurer), Laura LaChance (Chair), Dewlyn Lobo, Christine McConnell, David Fischl
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:
Laura LaChance – Chair
Ed Casagrande – Vice Chair
Yelman Siddiqi – Treasurer
Jackie Charchuk – Secretary
Paul Crowley – Chair
Yelman Siddiqi – Chair
Fund Development Committee
Ed Casagrande – Chair
Sean Wiltshire – Chair
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is seeking applications for new board members. Each volunteer position consists of a two-year term with eligibility for up to five terms. Travel to attend 3 week end meetings per year is required and the related costs are refunded. New board members are selected based on a variety of criteria; geographical location, skill sets, and involvement with non-profit or volunteer organizations.