Seeking Board candidate

We are currently seeking a candidate to fill a vacancy on our Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. The following outlines the criteria, qualifications and process:


The Durham Children’s Aid Society is committed to ensuring that its Board of Directors reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.

The Society is seeking a qualified individual with Financial expertise to fill a vacancy ending September 2019 on its volunteer Board of Directors, through an application and appointment process. 

In addition, to financial experience, applicants will be required to:

  • Have strong communication and critical thinking skills
  • Have strong consensus building skills and ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Have experience and/or awareness of diversity issues including anti-oppressive practice
  • Either live or work in Durham Region

Previous Board / governance experience would be considered an asset.

Candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their motivation and interest in applying to serve on the Board of Directors, and their commitment and dedication to the welfare of children, youth and families.

Candidates who are short-listed will be interviewed by a panel comprised of members of the Board’s Director Recruitment Working Group.  The successful candidate must attend an orientation session and successfully complete a police reference check (cost will be paid for by the Society), and must meet all eligibility requirements as described in the relevant By-law article(s) and Board policy.  Reference checks will be conducted.

If you are interested in applying, and would like more information about the requirements and process, please contact the Society at 905-433-1551 (ask for Candy Cook, extension 2474).

Applications are due by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and must include a covering letter, stating ability to meet the identified criteria, interest in serving on the Durham CAS Board, and a current resume/c.v. 

Submit by email or regular mail to:

Email (preferred), to the attention of: Chair, Director Recruitment Working Group, Durham CAS, at

Regular mail, to: Chair, Director Recruitment Working Group, c/o Candy Cook, Administrative Assistant, Durham Children’s Aid Society, 1320 Airport Blvd., Oshawa, ON  L1J 0C6