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Our Board
and Leaders

Message from Our Board and Leaders

Our organization has a deep and rich history serving some of the most vulnerable populations in our City.  We are proud of our history and successes and remain focused on our vision to be a transformational partner in the journey to build safe, inclusive and barrier free communities.

We are dedicated to providing our community with high quality, accessible and safe programs and services. Working together with our staff of dedicated personnel, Banyan is focused on improving the experiences and outcomes of the people we serve through the delivery of our services. While many exciting projects are in progress in our organization, we are most gratified when we can offer our clients effective, safe and considerate care.

Banyan has been providing programs and services since 1978. In that time, we have acquired a diverse range of knowledge and expertise to assist children and young people in need of support and advocacy throughout the Niagara, Hamilton, Simcoe, Haldimand and Brant regions. We are known for our quick response to emerging needs and innovative approach to service. We look forward to working with all of our partners to improve the quality of service we provide. Please take the time to review the information on the website and contact us to let us know your needs and how we can help

Our Leaders

Kim Ciavarella

Board Secretary and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen E. Pringle

Director of Corporate Services

Cam Uhler

Director of Operations

Fran Doodeman

Director, Community and Professional Practice