WELCOME FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Welcome to the website of the General Child and Family Services Authority. I hope you will find the information here interesting and useful.

The General Authority Board was formed after the proclamation of the Child and Family Services Authorities Act in 2003. The General Authority is responsible for ensuring the provision of child and family services through the agencies and service regions under our jurisdiction. As a board, we strive to ensure we have a broad representation of members that takes into account gender, race/ethnicity/cultural communities, along with representation from throughout the province.

As our vision states, we strongly believe in Healthy, Safe Children; Responsible, Nurturing Families and Caring Communities.

The role of the board is to provide governance around the many issues and challenges facing child welfare and to ensure that our strategic directions always fit our vision and mission statements. To that end, our key initiatives over the last several years have focused on providing preventative and solution-focused, strengths-based approaches with families, with an emphasis on collaboration and engagement, and using a network of people who care about the children and are invested in their safety.

You will see from the many initiatives described on our website that the practices we have put into place serve to strengthen family and community, making for strong, healthy children and youth. I invite you to explore the outline of programs and initiatives included on our website.


Sincerely,

Laura Crookshanks,

Board Chair

The 2015-16 Board of Directors
Front Row: (left to right): Catherine Biaya, Laura Crookshanks, David Sierhuis
Back Row (left to right): Mark Fleming, Leah Deane, Laura Cogollo