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Board of Directors

The Family Place's Board of Directors oversee the governance of the organization. Comprising individuals deeply committed to enhancing the lives of families and children, they bring expertise, endorse the importance of parenting, and aim to foster a community of learning, empowerment, and well-being. Each Director volunteers to serve for the term of 2-3 years.

Make an Impact.

Do you have skills that could help make a difference to The Family Place? We are actively recruiting Directors to serve on The Family Place Board beginning in December. Are you interested in giving back to the community - Apply today! We are especially interested in individuals who have experience with:  

  • Financial Management

  • Legal Expertise

  • Development & Fundraising

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Community Outreach

Applications close November 15, 2023.

Current Board Members


Chair, 2023-2026

Sara, with a background in gerontology, has extensive experience working with vulnerable children, youth, and seniors. Currently the Executive Director of Toronto Intergenerational Partners, she's also a certified piano teacher with over eight years of teaching experience.

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Adrianne Vandermeer

Director, 2016-2024

As a devoted mother, passionate special education teacher, and dedicated Assistant Department Head of Special Education, she has dedicated her life to supporting and nurturing the potential of every child. Inspired by her daughter's experiences at the Family Place, Adrianne actively volunteered and now serves as a board member, giving back to the community that nurtured her child's formative years.

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Elizabeth Landry

Treasurer, 2014-2024

Bio coming soon!

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Secretary, 2023-2026

Jen has a Master's degree in Education and has worked in education and nonprofit leadership for over 10 years. Her work as Executive Director of Connected in Motion focuses on  families with Type 1 diabetes. A kinesiologist and diabetes educator, she's also active in childhood education. She lives in Mount Albert with her husband and 2-year-old, Dylan.

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