Help plan for the future of the COA and contribute to important initiatives by joining one of our committees. Most committees are a six month to one-year commitment, with meetings that range in frequency from monthly to quarterly. You don’t have to be a member of the COA or on the Board to join a committee—committees include Board members, members of various local non profit and advocacy groups, volunteers and community members.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of the Board’s President, Vice-President, Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary. We are responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Board, working with staff, reviewing and approving monthly financial statements, and ensuring the fulfillment of our Strategic Plan.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is composed of Board members, staff and interested volunteer members-at-large. The Committee aims to achieve the fundraising objectives set out in the COA’s Strategic Plan. The Committee provides leadership in developing fundraising strategy and implementing the Fundraising Strategic Plan to build on existing funding sources, such as business partnerships and memberships, but also support staff in exploring new opportunities. Members of the Fundraising Committee may be asked to lead sub committees responsible form annual fundraising campaigns and events. These sub committees may be, but are not limited to the World Elder Abuse Awarness Day Committee, Education Day Committee, Corporate Membership and Sponsorship Committee and the Gran Ball Committee.

Special Events Committee

The Special Events committee is responsible for coordination of events such as the COA annual general meeting, volunteer appreciation event, annual open house, and annual Christmas party

Advocacy & Education Committee

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for supporting, planning, developing strategy for, and assisting in the advocacy work of the COA. Additionally, the Committee provides support to the work ongoing associated with the elder abuse prevention phone line and Navigator education series. Members of the Committee include Board members, staff, and volunteer members-at-large. The Committee takes its direction from the Board of Directors and staff.