Seeking board members

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.

Durham Children’s Aid Society is seeking candidates for its Board of Directors who can demonstrate proven experience in one or more of the following areas. Other expertise and experience are welcomed:
• Finance and Audit
• Legal
• Youth Justice / Diversion

In addition, all candidates will be expected to demonstrate:
• Strong communication and critical thinking skills
• Strong consensus building skills and ability to work in a collaborative
team environment
• Experience and/or awareness of diversity, equity and inclusion 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 are invited to attend an orientation session on the role of the Board of Directors scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to participate, RSVP by email to; with ‘Info Session’ in the subject line.

You can also RSVP by calling 905-433-1551, ext 2474.

Candidates who are short-listed will be interviewed by a panel of members of the Board’s Director Recruitment Working Group. Candidates that are recommended for the slate must successfully complete a police check with the vulnerable sector 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.

We are committed to a selection process and environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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 at extension 2474.

Applications are due by 12:00 noon on Friday, June 5, 2020, 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/cv.
Submit to:

By email (preferred):
Chair, Director Recruitment Working Group, Durham CAS

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