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 2017/2018 term are:


Board Chair: Arun Thomas, Managing Director, Digital Solutions & Integration, Gamma Dynacare Medical Laboratories


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


Treasurer: Tara DeFrancesco, CPA CA, Finance Director, IGNITE Student Union


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


Past Chair: David Saxon, Marketing Coordinator, PLASP Child Care Services


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

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


Member: Badal Kaushal, Sgt. Peel Regional Police, 21 Division


Member: Gwendolyn Fearing MSW RSW School Social Worker/Attendance Counsellor Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board


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.