Volunteer

Volunteering is critical to Rapport's success, from the dedicated committment of our volunteer Board of Directors and sub-committees, to the unique and meaningful opportunities provided to volunteers in various programs and events at Rapport. Following are some ways that we involve volunteers at Rapport:

Board of Directors

Members of Rapport's Board of Directors represent various sectors of Peel's community. Board members are elected annually by the corporate membership at the agency's Annual General Meeting. The Board typically meets once a month to conduct its business. Board standing committees provide an opportunity for Board and staff members to discuss organizational plans and policy recommendations. Current board standing committees are: Executive, Human Resources, Finance, Fund Development & Communications, and Nominating.

Indiviiduals interested in joining Rapport's Board of Directors are invited to contact us.

Members of the Board of Directors for the 2014/2015 term are:

Board Chair: David Saxon, Marketing Coordinator, PLASP Childcare Services


Vice-Chair: Pradeep Rajah, Principal, North Park Secondary School


Treasurer: Jason MacNeil, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax, BDO Canada LLP


Secretary: Suzanne Nurse, Vice-Chair, Peel District School Board


Member: Don Cumming, Manager Business Development, TD GTA West Commercial Banking Centre


Member: Brendon Lalonde, Managing Director, Healthcare Provider Business Lines, Gamma Dynacare Medical Laboratories

 

Member: Arun Thomas, Managing Director, Business Information Systems, Gamma Dynacare Medical Laboratories


Member:Angelia Twiss, Inspector, Peel Regional Police


RAPPORT LOSES A GREAT CONTRIBUTOR

It is with greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our Board member and friend Genither Polius Dujon (aged 46). Genither has been an active member of Rapport’s Board since October 2008. She participated in the Human Resources Committee, and the Finance Committee, and was a Past Treasurer. Genither’s contributions to Rapport and its youth will be truly missed. Genither was a published author, a devoted mother and wife. Genither authored “Leadership in Canada: Gender, Race and Class”, published February 3, 2012.

Genither is survived by her husband Leonard and five children. A trust fund has been setup to assist the family during this difficult time. TD Canada Trust. Transit number 00892, Account number 74276339257.
Please join us is offering the Dujon family our deepest sympathies.


ECLYPSE Youth Resource Centre

The ECLYPSE youth centres is a collaboration of various youth serving agencies in Peel Region under the leadership and management of Rapport. The program welcomes Brampton area youth aged 12 to 24 years old, with a focus on providing direct services and community resources information to youth who have difficulty accessing services through the more traditional approaches in the social services, education, employment and health sectors. It seeks to provide a healthy, non-threatening environment for troubled youth to socialize, learn and participate in constructive and growth-enhancing activities. Volunteer opportunities exist at the centre and information may be obtained by contacting the program.