Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is made up of parent volunteers, and oversees the management of Bright Starts. The Board sets the annual budget (including monthly fees),approves policies, and provides strategic direction for the centre.
The Board of Directors is elected for 2 year terms by the membership (families at Bright Starts) at the AGM in May of each year. The Board meets monthly and the minutes are posted on the website and in the centre.
In addition to the Board, parent volunteers run and support Bright Starts through the following committees:

  • Finance
  • Personnel and Policy
  • Staff Engagement
  • Communications
  • Nominating Committee
  • Health and Safety
  • Fundraising
  • Other ad hoc committees as needed

Please refer to the Board Descriptions for additional details.

Should you have a comment or suggestion for the Board, please click here or submit your feedback in the comment box located by the main entrance. If you’re interested in learning more about joining the Board of Directors, please email the nominating committee.

Our 2018/2019 Board of Directors

Executive Board


PRESIDENT – Jennifer Bleakney Amina Gilani
VICE PRESIDENT – Leanne Varey Owen Gallupe
PAST PRESIDENT – Scott Leatherdale Marina Ivanova
TREASURER – Mark Stuart Veronica Michael
SECRETARY– Philip Boyle Mahyar Shafii
Hassan Asif
Nomair Naeem
Jennifer Tung
Tetyana Reichert
Robilyn Vanos


Meeting Minutes


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January         April        July .              November

February       May .      September .   November – Budget

March           June .     October


January          April         August            November

February        May         September      November – Budget

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