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Board of Directors

The Halton Children’s Aid Society’s Board of Directors is composed of a minimum of ten (10) members elected for a three-year term. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting. Those interested in participating as a Director should submit a letter of interest to the Board Secretary.

Board of Directors - 2023-24

Jason Barr was elected to the Board of Directors on May 25, 2022. Jason previously served on the Board from 2016 to 2019. Jason is a healthcare executive leveraging over 22 years of career experience managing, directing and executing clinical programs within the mental health and addiction sector.

Eslyn Blair was elected to the Board of Directors on September 26, 2018. Eslyn has over 25 years of managing experience and is currently the Managing Director for Everest Home Health Care, a role she has held since 2005. Eslyn has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished musician playing the piano and organ. She has been a member of the Oakville Symphony (1st Violin) for more than ten years.

Steve Cranna was elected to the Board of Directors on March 22, 2023. Steve has served in a number of non-staff roles with Halton CAS over the past 15 years including as a member of the Board from 2010 to 2019. Steve is Director of Business Development and Government Relations in the durable medical equipment sector.

Muhammad Wajahat Faizan was elected to the Board of Directors on June 23, 2021. Muhammad is a Lawyer with over ten years of working experience in three jurisdictions—Canada, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. He is also a professor of laws at a prestigious university in Ontario.

Renée Mahoney was elected to the Board of Directors on September 20, 2023.

Karen Marshall was elected to the Board of Director on March 22, 2023. Karen previously served on the Board from 2020 to 2022. Karen has an extensive career working with the RCMP developing community justice forums and training new detachment commanders, recruits and community members. Karen also has also worked in the field of Indigenous child welfare in British Columbia leading the creation of Indigenous specific services. Karen is currently an Indigenous specialist with the Canadian Red Cross and consultant to other Halton organizations.

Janice May was elected to the Board of Directors on June 23, 2021.

Brendan Neil was elected to the Board of Directors on July 30, 2019. Brendan was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Criminal Law in 2011. As a member of the Children’s Rights Legal Panel of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, he worked with youth and the Court system to advocate and ensure the opinions and views of the child were considered in family law disputes.

Mike Reid was elected to the Board of Directors on February 22, 2023. Mike also served on the Board from 2012 to 2021. Mike is Vice President, North American Distribution for a global leader in business communications.

Terrence Rodriguez was elected to the Board of Directors on September 20, 2023. Terrence is a trans male, second generation LatinX/European newcomer and social worker who works with 2SLGBTQ+ BIPOC youth including youth in Halton Region.

Joyce See was elected to the Board of Directors on June 18, 2014 and currently holds the position of Chair and is a member of the Executive Committee. Joyce has extensive experience in health public policy, community development and health promotion.

Board Meetings 2024

  • January 10, 2024
  • February 7, 2024 — Board Retreat
  • March 6, 2024
  • April 3, 2024
  • May 1, 2024
  • June 5, 2024

**Summer Recess**

  • September 4, 2024
  • October 2, 2024
  • November 6, 2024

Delegations to Board of Directors' Meetings

Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be open to the public except in cases where matters are confidential and the meeting is deemed closed. Members of the public are required to inform the Board, through the Board Chair, of their attendance not later than one business day in advance of the meeting. Members of the public attending the Board of Directors’ meeting are observers and are not to participate in the discussion of the meeting. Individuals or groups wishing to appear before the Board of Directors shall advise the Board Chair, in writing, no later than 4:30 pm on the Wednesday prior to the meeting. 

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