Durham Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is pleased to welcome Steven Woodman as its new Executive Director. Mr. Woodman officially starts his position as the agency’s leader on September 4, 2019.
Mr. Woodman comes to the agency after seven years as Executive Director of Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and 19 years in the child welfare sector. A Certified Public Accountant, he has held senior positions in corporate services at both the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and Peel Children’s Aid Society.
“We are extremely pleased that Steven will be taking on this leadership role at Durham CAS” said Sonia Muñoz, President of the Board of Directors. “His demonstrated success at reducing the number of children and youth in care strongly supports the vision, values, and strategic priorities of our agency. His long career as an agent of change within the child welfare and hospital sectors will position us well for future opportunities, challenges and service innovations.”
As an active member of numerous local and provincial committees, Mr. Woodman believes that community engagement and service collaboration are critical to ensuring positive and successful outcomes for families.
He is a champion for anti-oppression, diversity, equity and inclusion, and he believes that children and youth are best helped by maintaining connections with their families, cultures and communities.
Mr. Woodman grew up in Oshawa. He and his family look forward to returning to the area.