Board Member Recruitment
Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is looking to recruit new members of the Board of Directors.
We are a Children’s Aid Society – a not-for-profit agency that protects children from abuse and neglect. We receive funding and our mandate from the Government of Ontario. We’ve been serving this community since 1894, making us one of
the oldest continuing charities in Southeastern Ontario.
Many CAS’s, like ours, are known as Family and Children’s Services.
Every family needs help. We’re there when families can’t cope. We support them, and help them stay together. Sometimes, children come into our care. When that happens, we try to reunite them with their birth family or with their extended family.
In some cases, children can’t go back. We take care of them through foster care and try to find them a new permanent family through adoption.
The role of a Board Member is critical to the work we do. The Board of Directors provides high-level leadership and governance for the Agency by providing oversight of the Agency’s operations, performance and outcomes.
Board Members are expected to attend regular meetings and serve on committees. They are also encouraged to attend Agency events and participate in the life the organization.
To be a member of the Board you must be 18 or older and live or work in Frontenac or Lennox and Addington Counties, Ontario. You must also undergo a Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening). Members of the Board cannot have an undischarged
bankruptcy. No employee or spouse or immediate family, nor those under direction of the Agency are eligible.