Board of Directors

Elves’ organizational direction comes from both its Board of Directors and a number of committees oriented around specific areas of Elves’ operations.

Elves acknowledges that our Board of Directors is a policy-governed Board and that all Board members shall agree to the expectation of confidentiality upon joining the Board. Respect for confidentiality is the cornerstone of trust and confidence, as well as a legislated obligation.

The Board of Directors shall consist of 12 elected members with due regard to the mix of President and/or Directors.

Composition of Board of Directors – The total number of Board Members who are parents/caregivers of clients in any Elves’ program shall be at least six:

  • Three from the Adult Program
  • Two from the School Program
  • One from the Early Education Program
  • The remaining six board members will be community members
  • If there is an insufficient number of parent/caregiver candidates in Elves’ three programs, parent/caregiver nominations shall be canvassed from any of Elves’ three programs. If there is still an insufficient number of parent/caregiver nominations, community members may be considered.
Members of the Board of Directors shall hold a two-year term of office elected at the Annual General Meeting. Board members shall be limited to two consecutive two-year terms; after an absence of one year, however, the person may run for an additional two consecutive two-year terms.

The 2016/2017 Board of Directors was elected at Elves’ AGM on November 23, 2016.

 Position on Board  Name
 Executive Director  Barb Tymchak Olafson
 President  Vivienne Bartee
 Vice-President   Sue Paranica
 Treasurer  Tyson Breitkreutz
 Secretary  Roxanna Hilcton
 Director   Jasmine Abu-Msameh
 Director   Karen Ens
 Director   Audrey Gardiner
 Director   Ashkan Shoja-Nia
 Director  Robyn Thorne
 Director   Russ McDermott
 Director   Anna-May Choles
 Director   Stephanie Atkin
 
Committees
 
The Executive Committee shall consist of the following board members:
  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Immediate past President as an ex-officio member
 Other active committees include the following:
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Bylaw/Policy Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Locations and Planning Committee

Parent Advisory Council

The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) provides ongoing advice to and consultation with the Board of Directors and the Executive Director in any matter respecting Elves’ Programs.

At least one elected Parent Advisory Council member shall be an elected Board Member and shall be a parent/caregiver from the School Program. The Parent Advisory Council shall meet with the Board of Directors no less than three times a year. A Parent Advisory Council member’s term of office is two years.

Translate »