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Community News: Child Development Centre Welcomes Shirley Wilson
By Nicole Misura. The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (FVCDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Wilson to the position of Director of Development. Wilson will be working with staff and the Board of Directors for both the Society and the Foundation as they expand resources to further develop programs and services across the Fraser Valley (Mission, Hope, Chilliwack and Abbotsford).
This year the FVCDC celebrates 30 years of service in the Valley and looks forward to enhancing the existing programs and services that are community based, easy to access and responsive to the needs of children and their families. The creation of a Foundation in 2009 to support to the Child Development Centre signals a renewed community engagement for children and youth, and their families served across the Valley.
“I am truly excited to be working with such an outstanding group of caring and committed service providers,” said Wilson, adding “…this is an organization which has clearly demonstrated the best quality of care for children with developmental needs.”
Executive Director, Karen McLean is pleased with the commitment and direction within the organization noting that “…while we are committed to helping kids shine, we know parents, caregivers and the community play the most important role in a child’s development. We are excited about an even brighter future for our families.”
Over the past decade the Centre has more than doubled the number of children served, from 1000+ to now over 2300 clients, and the staff has grown from 45 to 110 as a result of the need for services in the development of children. Services provided include Direct Intervention, Therapy Groups, and Education & Training programs.
Upcoming events include Mission Chamber Business After Hours at our Mission location Thursday, April 12th, and our annual Run, Walk ‘n’ Roll Saturday, June 23rd. Call for details.
To enquire about our services or about additional donor and/or volunteer opportunities, call our Abbotsford office @ 604-852-2686, visit our website @ www.fvcdc.org or email email@example.com – we would love to meet you! Follow us on Twitter @FraserValleyCDC and find us on Facebook – we would like to be your friend!