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Board of Directors

Don McKay, Chairboard_of_directors
Susan Burns, Vice-Chair
Glenna Banda, Secretary-Treasurer
Susan Dickert, Past-Chair
Hilary Blackett
Heather Broddy 

Cathy Dean
Rebecca Dufour 

Joanne Grodzinski
Michael Hallett
Melanie Parkin
Teresa Pitman
Augusta Tribe



Your input and action as a volunteer Board member with Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County will help to make children’s lives better

Help us to provide a community where children are safe, secure and nurtured in permanent, loving families. Your time and expertise are valued!

Who We Are: We are a charitable, non-profit agency that works together with children, youth, their families and the community to foster greater safety and well-being for those children and youth. We are privileged to share collaborative working relationships with many other commendable agencies throughout Guelph and Wellington County. We are committed to having our Board, staff, foster parents, and volunteers represent the diverse composition of our community.

These are unpaid, volunteer positions.

Commitment: The Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesday evening of every month for 3 hours and each Board member is expected to serve on a committee for an additional 2-3 hours per month, plus meeting preparation time. Board members are elected for 3 year terms and are eligible to serve for a total of 9 years.


  • Commitment to the well-being of children and families in the community
  • Leadership in a professional work environment
  • Previous Board experience is an asset

Guelph-Wellington is home to many diverse families, and our organization is committed to having our Board, staff, foster parents, and volunteers represent the composition of our community.

Successful Board applicants will stand for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in June.

All of our Board members:

  • Live or work in Guelph or Wellington County;
  • Are current Society Members ;
  • Have an interest in children and child welfare;
  • Support the Mission, Vision and Values of F&CS; and
  • Are interested in advocating for the needs of children.

To apply to be nominated to the Board of Directors or to a Committee of the Board, please complete the Board and Committee Application form below and submit it to the address indicated on the form along with your resume. There are no vacancies on the Board or Committees at this time.

Board and Committee Application Form (printable)
Board and Committee Application Form (fillable)

Note that if you are not currently a society member, please complete the Society Membership application form (Society Membership) and include it with your submission. If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about our Board contact Colleen Reardon at 519.824.2410 x 4112.

All submissions are welcome and greatly appreciated. Only those applicants whose skills match our current needs will be contacted for an interview. To explore other ways you can volunteer at F&CS please visit our Volunteer page.