Our Mission:

We advance our District’s individual and collective social wellbeing through informed leadership, collaboration, research, awareness-building and innovation.

Our Mandate:

The CDSPC’s mandate is to enhance and participate in social development in the larger context of community planning by: promoting community discussion on social and economic issues, information gathering and sharing, advocacy, and social awareness.

Our Vision:

We live in a supportive and inclusive environment that enables all residents of the Cochrane District to reach their full social potential.

Our Core Values:

  • Encouraging Communication and Engagement
  • Fostering Community
  • Valuing and Respecting Diversity
  • Promoting Collaboration
  • Ensuring Sustainability and Accountability
  • Taking a Regional Perspective

How We Accomplish This:

  • Planning and Research
  • Sustainability and Governance
  • Awareness and Community Engagement
  • Social Project Identification

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Board of Directors

Pat Britton
Mayor, Town of Iroquois Falls
Denis Clement
Mayor, Town of Cochrane
Denis Dorval
Mayor, Township of Opasatika
David Plourde
Mayor, Town of Kapuskasing
Michelle Boileau
Director - Recruitment & Partnerships, Contact North

Dr. Lianne Catton

Medical Officer of Health, Porcupine Health Unit

Rachel Cull
Executive Director, Misiway Milopemahtesewin CHC
Roxanne Daoust

Executive Director, Venture Centre

Kyle Gennings
Community Member Representative

Julie Joncas

Executive Director, Far North East Training Board

Jesse Lamothe
Senior Manager of Operations, Canadian Red Cross

Tom Laughren
Community Member Representative

Brian Marks

Chief Administrative Officer, Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board

Lyndsay Mollins Koene
Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator, Mennonite Central Committee