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Become a Member of the Board of Directors at CAS of Toronto

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto envisions a city where children are safe, families are strong and communities are supported. CAS of Toronto, the largest board governed child welfare organization in North America, is currently looking to recruit new members for appointment to the Board of Directors. Board positions are on a volunteer basis. Applicants must live or work in Toronto and be able to commit for a minimum of three years.

Applicants should have a passion for the welfare of children. Previous board experience in the public or not-for-profit sector, governance and strategic planning experience, an understanding of financial and asset management and risk, professional experience in communications, as well as previous volunteer experience and government relations are considered assets, but not essential. We especially seek interested applicants that reflect the diversity of Toronto including ethnicity (African Canadian, Indigenous), disability, economic, sexual orientation and gender identity, or lived experience as former youth in care.

As volunteers, Board Directors commit approximately twelve to fifteen hours per month to Board-related activities, including preparation for and participation in Board and Committee meetings and participation in branch community events. Board Directors identify and develop relationships, build alliances and networks, and leverage resources in support of the CAS of Toronto with a variety of key community stakeholders. They also support the Board’s responsibility to ask critical questions and provide guidance on organizational directions in furtherance of its governance, planning and stewardship functions.

Specific Responsibilities of All Board Directors Include

  • Strategic planning and evaluation;
  • Promotion and support of the CAS of Toronto vision and mission;
  • Support of fund development;
  • Financial and risk management; and
  • CEO performance management and succession planning.

Learn more about our Vision, Mission and Values

For further information contact Clavel Lyttle at

Applications close on April 17, 2019.