Peter Farnden

Recently retired after serving 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of WJS Canada, one of the few private national social service agencies delivering 125 services across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Through 90 government contracts WJS provided community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities and young offenders.

A significant accomplishment for Peter during his work as CEO was organizing an employee buyout of the company and ensuring that the company was able to thrive and grow.

He has an MSc in Educational Psychology and has taken courses in management and trauma-informed approaches to childcare.

Peter has expertise in strategic planning, human resource management, financial management and risk management. He has continued as a Board member of the company he ran and currently is the chair of the governance committee.

Peter has experience working on and with non-profit boards on matters of governance and strategic planning. He has been president of a swimming association, a board member of a soccer association and is presently the President of Brookview Community League.