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Clements Centre for Families

Clements Centre for Families envisions a community in which all individuals are included, valued, and celebrated. We bring hope, belonging, and independence to children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities and their families by offering programs and services that promote participation and engagement.

Based in Duncan, in Vancouver Island’s beautiful Cowichan Valley, Clements Centre began in 1957 when a group of young parents refused to send their children with developmental disabilities to live in institutions in other communities. Instead, they boldly opened a school for their children and developed the Cowichan Valley’s first programs and services to help children like theirs thrive.

Our grassroots story is one of courage, love, and innovation. Today, the Centre supports people “from twinkle to twilight” – living with disabilities from birth through adulthood to live their best lives in our communities.

Clements has grown tremendously in recent years, restructured its operations, and continues to build its profile to meet a growing demand for its services.  Clements is primarily government-funded, providing great stability and permanence to its operations.

Clements now seeks a Director of Development to develop and implement fundraising plans, build relationships with new and existing donors, support our ambitions for a new children’s centre building, and oversee our public-facing marketing and communications activities.

The Director will oversee one staff member and report directly to the CEO as a member of the senior leadership team. With an enthusiastic and supportive CEO and Board, the Director will lead efforts of the board in raising awareness of the vital role Clements Centre plays in our community.

For more information or to apply, please get in touch by email or fill in this confidential form.


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    This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced fundraiser to:

    • Leverage Clements’s exceptional history and inspiring community impact into solid relationships;
    • Join a dynamic and growing organization that values inclusion and diversity, learning and development, trust and respect, and innovation and adaptability;
    • Enhance Clements’s culture of philanthropy by ensuring the staff and Board’s enthusiasm and knowledge of fundraising;
    • Live and work in one of Canada’s most beautiful, welcoming, and nourishing areas
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