We are one of the 47 Children’s Aid Society in Ontario providing protection services under the Child and Family Services Act. We are funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors. We provide prevention services, protection services and supports to children, youth and families in Elgin County in collaboration with our community partners. Our services are varied and depend on the needs of the children, youth and families. We work closely together with families, other community partners and First Nations to provide children and youth with safe, nurturing environments.
Our VISION: All children and youth are safe and have increased well-being.
Our MISSION: We protect children and youth from abuse and neglect by ensuring their safety in a permanent and nurturing environment in partnership with families and the community.
Our VALUES: Child and Youth Centred, Family Focused, Safety , Excellence , Partnerships , Permanence, Diversity and Anti-Oppression
We are comprised of both front-line and behind-the-scene people, working in our offices and in the community.
Board of Directors 2016-17
Our Board of Directors meets as a whole several times throughout the year. The Board meetings for 2017-18 are; September14, November 1, January 10, March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6 and June 14 AGM (tentative)
Left to Right: Geoff Gosse, Cheryl Fish, Jennifer Paul O'Donnell (Past President), Katharine Enns, Cathy Grondin (President), Tonya Sheldon (Treasurer), Tracy Grant (Secretary), Derrick Drouillard (Executive Director), Dan Weagant (Vice President), Kate Underhill, Sylvia Thomas, Not Pictured: Adam Crewdson, Christopher Paul
President Cathy Grondin
Past-President Jennifer Paul-O'Donnell
Vice-President Dan Weagant
Secretary Tracy Grant
Treasurer Tonya Sheldon
Directors: Adam Crewdson, Katharine Enns, Cheryl Fish, Geoff Gosse, Christopher Paul, Sylvia Thomas, Kate Underhill
Staff Directory and Organzational Chart
Executive Director Derrick Drouillard
Director of Services Brian Flint
Manager, Finance & Admin Service Barry Westman
Manager, Human Resources Donna King
Manager, Administrative Support Services / Executive Assistant Neil Hubert
Charitable Donation Number
FACS-Elgin is happy to accept donations from the community to help assist us in our goals.
Our charitable donation number is 12990 6335 RR0001.
You can view our Annual Report for 2016-17 by downloading this PDF version.
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