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The CVCDA Board of Directors are seeking new volunteer members to bring their skills and talents to our Board. The CVCDA has been serving families in the Valley since 1974. Our agency has grown to include comprehensive child development services and programs which help support children to thrive in their family, school and community environments. If you are a business or community member who would like to be involved in the future work of the CVCDA, we would love to hear from you!  

We are looking for community minded volunteers, who have experience with or an understanding of non-profit business, fundraising and child development. Please fill in the application and submit to


The Comox Valley Child Development Association is a registered non-profit society. The Association conforms to all requirements of the Societies Act, BC. As a registered non-profit, agency membership is encouraged and open to anyone upon payment of a nominal annual fee.

Board Of Directors

Diane Daigle, President
Christene Evanochko, Vice President
Jean-Marc Jaquier, Treasurer
Arne Einarson, Director
Samantha Schneider, Director
Nicole Chow, Director
Dawn Hannesson, Director

CVCDA Board Members 2021

CVCDA Board members from left to right: Jean-Marc Jaquier, Christene Evanochko, Diane Daigle, Samantha Schneider and Arne Einarson. Missing: Nicole Chow and Dawn Hannesson

Role Of The Board

The Board of Directors is elected from the membership for a two year term of office at the Annual General Meeting held every year at the end of June. The Board is a decision-making entity, with jurisdiction over agency planning and policy. The Board has fiscal and legal responsibility for the agency. It is the goal of the agency to have an active, visionary board representing a wide variety of interests and knowledge.

The Nominating Committee is a standing committee of the Board appointed following the Annual General Meeting each year. The committee receives names of anyone who might be interested in joining the Board. The Nominating Committee also recommends directors for the executive office. Directors may hold executive office for two years or longer. The Board meets monthly in the evening.

Daily operational decisions are the responsibility of the Executive Director, who reports to the Board.


Annual General Meeting

The CVCDA typcially holds our general meeting annually in June on the third Wednesday. This past year due to COVID-19, our AGM was postponed to Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 5pm, and held in the Comox Valley Autism Centre. Watch this page for any further meeting details.


CVCDA Membership

You must be a CVCDA Member in good standing to vote at the AGM.  To become a member you must be paid up no later than six weeks in advance of the AGM. Membership dues of $2.00 can be paid in person at the CVCDA’s main reception (237 3rd Street, Courtenay).


Get Involved

We welcome board member applications at any time.

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CVCDA Mandate

The Comox Valley Child Development Association provides services to children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and their families. Our primary location is in Courtenay at the corner of Third Street and Cliffe Avenue, but our work also takes us into schools, homes, and other parts of the community.

All of the services at the CVCDA are family centred. This means we recognize that families know their children best and play the most important role in their life. We support families to make decisions about their child’s services; we respect individual families’ values, beliefs, and cultural backgrounds. At the CVCDA, families are equal partners in the provision of services.

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