705-733-3227 info@catulpa.on.ca

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you a Government Agency?
No, we are a transfer payment agency, governed by a volunteer board of directors. We are funded by government, but are not a government agency.
What does your Organizational Chart look like?

Our current organizational chart is below.

How do I apply to become a member of the Catulpa Board of Directors?

Individuals residing in the County of Simcoe or the Region of York, with a strong interest in services and programs for those with special needs are welcome to apply to become a volunteer member of the Catulpa Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors oversee the organization’s governance and future policy within a Carver Model board structure.

The Volunteer Board of Directors
The Catulpa Community Support Services’ Board is responsible for effective governance of the agency through oversight of strategic planning, fiscal review and determination of mission related policy. It is not responsible for fundraising, personnel, programs, services, curricula or budgets. Volunteer Directors provide special skills and knowledge, (finance, law, governance, social services, healthcare, etc.) within the Board setting.

Board of Director sessions take place in Barrie, ON six times annually for approximately three hours per meeting. Successful Board of Director applicants are appointed for a term of three years.

Individuals with disabilities, parents and/or caregivers of those within Catulpa Community Support Services’ programs and services, and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in serving on the Catulpa Community Support Services’ Board of Directors to: info@catulpa.on.ca

Board of Directors Information Package

Where are you located?
Our head office is located at 165 Ferris Lane in Barrie, in the Common Roof. We have satellite offices in Midland, Orillia, Collingwood, Bradford, Whitby, Peterborough, Newmarket, Campbellford and Alliston.
Is there a cost for your service?
No, there is no cost for any of our services.
Where do you get your funding?
We receive funding from regional, provincial and federal governments to operate our programs.
Do you serve Children or Adults?
Our organization provides support to children and adults and their families. Some of the programs are intended for children and some for adults. Check our Programs and Services menu tab for information about specific programs.
Do you provide funding?
Some of our programs provide funding for respite or community supports. See Children’s Respite  Adult Respite or Passport for more information.
Do you have Group Homes or Day Programs?
No, we don’t but we work closely with agencies that do provide these services for people with developmental and physical disabilities.
Do you have wait lists?
Some of our programs do have wait lists. We try to keep the wait time to a minimum and will try to help you on a short-term basis if you can’t wait. Call Catulpa for more information at (705) 733-3227