Doug Hayman

DougHaymanDoug Hayman is the former – and founding – executive coordinator of the Board Voice Society of B.C. 

After attending Carleton University and the University of Stockholm, Doug received his MSW from the University of British Columbia.

Doug had a long career with the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Ontario where he became the director of the Northwest and Hamilton/Niagara regions and later, the Director of the Management Support and Provincial Services Branches for the province. He retired in 2001 and came to B.C. to work for the Ministry of Children and Family Development as the Regional Director for the North and then the Interior Region. He retired from MCFD in 2007 as Assistant Deputy Minister of Regional Operations. 

After leaving the ministry Doug first worked on a consulting contract as the Administrator of the Tsartlip Band in Brentwood Bay, then as the Director of Strategic Development for the Federation of Community Social Services where he was supported in setting up the Board Voice Society of B.C..

Over the course of a long career, Doug has been engaged with many different programs and initiatives in the social services field. He was involved in setting up the first aboriginal child welfare agencies in Ontario and was deeply interested in learning about Aboriginal culture. He also had a major role to play in closing institutions for persons with developmental handicaps and in transformation initiatives in social assistance and child welfare. 

Doug was extensively involved in the development and management of the Board Voice Society of B.C. and the Roundtable for Provincial Social Service Organizations, and is passionate about promoting the important role community social services play in maintaining the health of our communities and our citizens.