Joan Smith

Joan Smith

When a committee commissioned by the Children's Aid Society of London surveyed the needs of troubled children in the community in 1964, the development of a residential treatment program became its first priority.

Joan Smith chaired this committee and subsequently was the first President of the Board of the agency that was eventually to be named Madame Vanier Children's Services.

Joan later became Board President of the London Children's Aid Society, London Catholic School Services, London City Councillor, and Solicitor General of Ontario. The London community is indeed indebted to Joan for her significant contributions. We, at Vanier, are proud of our long-standing association with Joan.