May 19, 2010
For Immediate Release
MISSISSAUGA – Peel Children’s Centre and Nexus Youth Services, which provide mental health services for children and youth, are seeking expressions of interest from the Peel community for their Board of Directors.
The two accredited, charitable, community-based agencies share a 12-member Board of Directors comprised of committed volunteers from across Peel Region.
“This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the thousands of children, youth and families in Peel who are experiencing serious mental health difficulties,” said Roman Boychuk, Vice-President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Board’s Nominating Committee.
“The members of our Board have a broad range of professional backgrounds, expertise, and life experiences,” said Boychuk. Noting that some Board members’ terms of service are ending, Boychuk said that the Board is particularly seeking:
* Members from north Peel (Brampton and Caledon)
* Members who reflect the rich diversity of Peel Region
* Members with interest and experience in fundraising
* A member with an accounting or similar financial background
* A member with experience in the health care field.
“For more information about this opportunity to join our Board of Directors, please contact Joan Stulac, Executive Assistant, at 905-795-3503,” said Boychuk.
Peel Children’s Centre (PCC), the second largest children’s mental health agency in Ontario, treats 3,700 children/youth and their families annually, employs over 200 staff, and has an annual operating budget approaching $19 million.
Nexus Youth Services (Nexus), which operates the Nexus Youth Centre in Mississauga and a Community Counselling Program, serves 2,100 youth annually, employs 7 staff, and has a budget of $500,000.
While they are separate, not-for-profit corporations, PCC and Nexus have a strategic alliance, sharing administrative services and a Board of Directors. The Board uses a policy governance model.
Together the two agencies provide a continuum of mental health services for children and youth from birth to age 24. PCC and Nexus are uniquely positioned in the Peel community to support youth in the transition from childhood to adulthood.
More information about both agencies is available at www.peelcc.org.
Enquiries: Joan Stulac, Executive Assistant 905-795-3503