Kathy
Butler

M.A., CFRE - Senior Consultant Global Philanthropic Inc. (Canada)

“I have been so impressed by the community’s commitment to establishing the Child Advocacy Centre – which will have profound impact on addressing the abuse of children in our region. I want to bring my skills to the table to ensure that the vision becomes reality.”

Ken
Carmichael

Partner at BDO Canada LLP Assurance & Accounting Leader, Western Canada

“The issue of abuse is one that people shy away from due to the social awkwardness it may carry, but that is simply not right. With the development of CAC, we have an amazing opportunity to proactively impact our community and those who most need our help. I look forward to working with my fellow directors to do all we can in this regard.” LinkedIn

Tom
Dyas

President TD Benefits

“In my personal experience and my involvement within the community I recognize the importance of providing a place where children feel secure, safe and comfortable. It is extremely important to have a place where our youth can be heard, while starting their journey of recovery in their young life.” LinkedIn

Rose
Harrison

Director, Telus Health

“The pervasiveness of Child Abuse (1 in 3 children in BC) is the reason that compels me to serve on the Board of the CAC. With prevalence that high, it means that someone you know, someone you love, or perhaps you yourself have suffered the same. And, that suffering affects how adults show up in the world, traumatized by the scars. I’m honoured to serve this organization as it works in service to the brave little people who tell someone, getting them the comprehensive care they need to lead healthy, happy and wholehearted lives into adulthood.”

Debra
Mauro

 
 

“I am deeply honoured to serve on the Board for the Child Advocacy Centre of Kelowna. This model serves as a true example of collaboration at its very best: when a child's needs are put in the center, and everything and everyone wraps around that child.”

Gary
McEwan

Former Manager Special Projects at PCL Construction

“I am committed to this project because our community needs this Child Advocacy Centre. The opportunity to be part of the journey to bring this project to life in Kelowna is incredibly rewarding. This Centre will fundamentally change the way our community responds to child abuse. It’s time.” LinkedIn

Dr. Rick
Oliver

Assistant Superintendent, Central Okanagan Public Schools

“I am involved in the work to establish the Child Advocacy Centre in Kelowna as there is a need for expanded services for children and youth in our community – the Central Okanagan is currently underserviced in a number of key areas which disadvantage our children and families. I have spent my entire career supporting and advocating for programs and opportunities for youth and I am confident that this work will result in improved services and support for many of the most vulnerable in our community”. LinkedIn

Andrew
Prior

Lawyer and Partner Pihl Law Corp

"I have coached and taught young children throughout my adult life and I am a father of two young children myself. I am therefore honored to be a part of the Child Advocacy Centre and to help it support vulnerable and abused children. It is an amazing addition to our community and will provide a place of hope and healing for current and future generations." LinkedIn

Steve
Thomson

Kelowna Mission MLA 2009-2020

"The Child Advocacy Center is such an important initiative filling an important gap in services in our community. I am pleased to join the Board and hope to contribute to the long terms sustainability of the CAC, building on the vision and passion of the leaders who have developed this facility. Collaboration among all the partners is key to our future success and to meeting the needs of those children in our community."

Interested in serving the CAC as a member of our Board?


Please complete and submit the attached Board application as a first step in exploring the possibilities.

Board of Directors Application Form
 

The Child Advocacy Centre has my full support. I believe that working together as a community, we can change and improve the lives of our citizens, especially our children. I hope the Child Advocacy Centre receives the outpouring of support that Kelowna is famous for, so that all our children are given the chance to be kids.


Mayor Colin Basran

City of Kelowna