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.


2019/2020 Board Of Directors

Pamela Crowe, President
Diane Daigle, Vice President
Christine Helpard, Secretary
Jean-Marc Jaquier, Treasurer
Debbie Deschamps, Director
Arne Einarson, Director
Christine Helpard, Director
Mary Ruth Snyder, Director
Samantha Schneider, Director
Celine Gummer, Director
DonnaLynn Wilson, Director
Nicole Chow, Director
Christene Evanochko, Director



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 holds their general meeting annually in June on the third Wednesday.

This year’s AGM was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5:00pm in the lower level of the Child Development Centre (237 3rd street, Courtenay).

CVCDA Membership

You must be a CVCDA Member in good standing to vote at the 2019 AGM.  To become a member you must be paid up no later than Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (six weeks in advance of AGM). Membership dues of $2.00 can be paid in person at the CVCDA’s main reception.


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 that 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.