CoSA began in Ottawa in 1998, initially operating under the auspices of St. John the Evangelist Church and became a registered charity in 2013. Although CoSA’s roots are faith-based, CoSA-Ottawa is an inclusive, non-sectarian organization that is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of diverse local citizens. Experienced staff are supported by an Advisory Group of relevant professionals.
Board of Directors
Acting Vice President
Nicole St. John
The Advisory Group is a non-decision-making committee that advises the staff, on an as-needed basis, on challenges that arise with Core Members and other personnel matters.
Bob Cormier, Psychologist
Former Member of the Board of Directors for CoSA-Ottawa and CoSA Canada
Dasa Farthing, Mental Health Manager, Children’s Hospital Eastern Ontario
Former Circle Volunteer and Member of the CoSA-Ottawa Board of Directors
Indigenous Voice, Current Volunteer