The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is governed by a Board of Directors who are representatives of the communities of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Board members have diverse backgrounds, share a common vision for the well-being of children and maintain the best interests of the organization. The Board of Directors is the governing body and has a responsibility to see that the organization is acting in the best interests of the public and the stakeholders as set out in the Mission statement. The Board of Directors for the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society provides leadership and governance and is critical to the achievement of the Society’s mission, vision and values which are:
Mission: Engaging families and the community to protect children, youth and young adults.
Vision: Families and communities that thrive.
Values: Child Centred ~ Family Focused · Community Engagement · Respect · Culture of Learning · Diversity
The Board of Directors is comprised of not more than twelve (12) and not less than ten (10) members of the community that serve as volunteers and are able to dedicate a minimum of ten (10) hours each month on Board-related activities. Board Members are expected to attend one monthly Board meeting and at least one monthly standing committee meeting.
Board Members generally serve a 3-year term, with other terms available should a Board vacancy occur. Board members may serve to a maximum of 9 years.
Prior to appointment, Board Members are required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening and undergo a Child Welfare Record Check. All Board Members are required to become Members of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society.
Board Member Application
The Board of Directors issues a call for nominations each spring. Board opportunities are defined by a competency based matrix. At any time, if you are interested in serving on our board, you can forward an expression of interest and the nominations committee will contact you during the recruitment period.