Deirdre Speers

Executive Director

Deirdre Speers is the Executive Director of Family Services Ottawa. Deirdre brings more than 25 years of leadership in the not-for-profit and municipal sectors specializing in social services, housing, childcare and community development. Previously, Deirdre’s leadership roles included serving as President and CEO of the YMCA-YWCA National Capital Region, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria as well as governance roles on local and national Boards.  She is known for building collaborations and partnerships with community partners, funders and stakeholders.

Deirdre is passionate about supporting people and families in our community and ensuring community based services are accessible to all.