Board of Directors

We are a non-profit organization whose operations are managed by our Supervisors and overseen by a governing Board of Directors. 

Our Board of Directors consists of dedicated professionals, community members, and parents who volunteer their time and expertise to support the good governance of Cygnets. 

Each member is elected by the members in attendance at the AGM. The mandate of the Board is to make sound business decisions for the whole organization while governing the corporation. The role of the Board is to manage the financial and business affairs of the organization. The Board consists of the following positions; Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and 4 Members at large. Within the Board, a core group consisting of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, creates the Board Executive. The remaining members attend the Board meetings, vote on issues, and form the governance direction of the organization. 

Volunteering for a Board position provides you with the opportunity to gain and enhance valuable work skills for yourself. Some of these include interpersonal skills, communication, and, negotiating skills, or trying new skills such as marketing or fundraising. Our Board meets a minimum of twelve times per year. The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per month per meeting. Some meetings are shorter, some lengthier. There is an Annual General Meeting yearly around June/July. 

If you require any further information on becoming a Board member or other volunteering opportunities please feel free to contact the Supervisors or one of our present Board members.

New members will be elected to the Board of Directors at the Cygnets Cooperative Preschool AGM.

*Please note that elected members are subject to a criminal record check and are required to sign and adhere to a Statement of Confidentiality Agreement.

Chairperson – Christine Riehl


The Chair oversees the board meetings. They are responsible to keep the board current about any information regarding the preschool. The Chair is in touch with the Preschool Supervisors regularly throughout the year. provides leadership

Vice-Chair - Hayleigh Culliton

The Vice-Chairperson performs the duties of the Chairperson in the event the Chairperson can not do so. The role of the Vice-Chairperson is to step into the role of Chairperson when the chair’s term is completed. This allows for continuity within the board.

Treasurer – Judy Walters

The Treasurer oversees and monitors the financial performance of the organization, supervising the organization’s financial condition and reporting on it to the Board.

The Treasurer works with the bookkeeper in coordinating financial reports and assists the Supervisors in creating the preschool budget.

Secretary – Eden Mavity

The Secretary is responsible for preparing the agenda, arranging meetings, and any documents needed for upcoming meetings. The secretary records meeting minutes and shares them amongst Board members.

Member at Large - Kira Hughes

Board members attend the Board meetings, vote on issues, and form the governance direction of the organization.

Member at Large - Karli Langille

Board members attend the Board meetings, vote on issues, and form the governance direction of the organization.

Member at Large - Lauren Coughlin

Board members attend the Board meetings, vote on issues, and form the governance direction of the organization.