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Peel CAS welcomes new board president and members

Peel – On Tuesday June 20, at the Peel CAS Annual General Meeting, Juliet Jackson was appointed president of the agency’s Board of Directors.

Jackson has served on the agency’s board since 2013 and has been actively involved in the Board Development Committee. “On behalf of Peel CAS, we would like to welcome Juliet to this role,” says outgoing president Stephen Bald who has provided leadership and dedication to the agency over the past two years and will continue to serve on the board as past president.

Jackson has worked at the Region of Peel for 24 years where she has had various roles, all with a focus on service to others. Her current role at the Region of Peel is director, Office of Culture and Inclusion, which gives her the opportunity to be an ambassador for an organizational culture that anchors diversity and inclusion within the Region.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Nina Acco-Weston to the role of vice-president and introduce new board members Harminder Dhillon and Adam Hughes,” says Bald. “We look forward to their contributions and support over the coming years.”

Dhillon is a lawyer and is currently a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. He also served on the board of the Peel Children’s Aid Foundation for a number of years.

Hughes is the Chief Information Officer for the Peel District School Board. He will represent the school sector on the board and previously worked for Toronto CAS.

Board members are advocates for the work of Peel CAS which includes protecting children from abuse and neglect and helps parents and caregivers build healthy families. In addition to protecting children, which is done with the support of the Peel community, Peel CAS also works with families who may be facing challenges such as poverty, unemployment, ill health, domestic violence, mental health issues, or caring for a child who has serious physical, emotional or developmental difficulties. Some families also just need parenting support. The best way to deal with child abuse and neglect is to prevent it.  If there is a concern – please call.