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Marillac Place

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Marillac Place provides a safe home for women ages of sixteen and up who are pregnant, who have a child in their care, or who are attempting to regain care of their child. Women who come to Marillac Place receive 24-hour guidance and support, continue their education and are enabled with the life-skills they need to care for themselves and their child.

Mission Statement
Marillac Place supports new mothers and mothers-to-be facing homelessness in Waterloo Region by providing a safe living environment, teaching parenting & life skills, and developing supportive relationships.

Vision Statement
Every mother & child facing homelessness in Waterloo Region has the opportunity to recover and rebuild to ensure a successful future.

We are currently looking for individuals from diverse backgrounds looking to contribute their skills in communications, fundraising or board governance and who are looking to take on a leadership role.

Board Members are expected to:
•Adequately prepare for meetings including reading all materials provided.
•Work collaboratively with other board members, the Executive Director, staff and volunteers with the goal of advancing the mission of Marillac Place.
•Actively participate in meetings, including expressing concerns and contributing to discussions.
•Be an advocate for Marillac Place.
•Support organizational events.
•Stay informed about external factors that may impact Marillac Place.
•Participate in annual performance and compensation reviews for the Executive Director.

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Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+
COVID-19 Vaccination Required: Yes

Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Fund Development, Leadership/Management

Skill(s): Written Communication, Analysis, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Fund Development, Decision-Making/Prioritizing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation and policy review provided
Working Conditions: Currently meeting virtually
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Evening, Anytime
Directors shall be elected for a three (3) year term.
Monthly board meetings occur on the third Thursday of every month in the evening, committee meetings are flexible to committee members schedules.

   Contact Information
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Adam Lauzon
519-571-0722 Ext. 2
109 Young Street Kitchener, N2H 4Z2

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