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Board Member

Board of Directors

Bridges to Belonging

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Board Members are passionate social innovators intent on eliminating barriers to inclusion and social isolation for youth, adults and seniors who self-identify with diverse identities, including a disability, and provide peace of mind for their families. We offer the highest standards of holistic, individualized services for person-directed planning, independent facilitation, community connections, building networks of support, and future planning resources based on evidence-based research and best practices.

Serve as ambassadors for our organization and full citizenship for people with disabilities. Contribute to developing and executing our strategic plan.
Contribute to the sustainability of our organization through donations, participating in fundraising campaigns, identifying and cultivating relationships in the community.
Board members will serve on either the Future Planning, Marketing & Communications or Fund Development Committees.
We are seeking board members with the following skills and experience and are passionate about our vision, mission and purpose and who share our values:
Social Enterprise Development
Lived Experience as a person with a disability or family member of a loved one with a disability,
Finance / Accounting
Legal Speciality with Wills, Estates & Trusts
Information Technology,
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations,
Fund Development

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Communication/Public Relations, Fund Development

Skill(s): Collaboration, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Fund Development, Strategic Thinking, Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: You will be provided with an orientation, matched with a board 'mentor' and provided with the materials necessary for you to assume your role and responsibilities. If this opportunity interests you - the next step is emailing your resume and a letter of interest outlining why you wish to be on our board of directors, how you believe your values are aligned with those of Bridges to Belonging and the gifts and strengths you will contribute to our advancing our mission to [email protected]
Working Conditions: Meetings are currently held virtually. We anticipate that post-pandemic restrictions, a hybrid of in-person and online meetings will be the new normal.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
You will be required to read pre-board meeting materials and attend monthly board meetings held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30. The reading and preparation portion approximately take about 4 hours prior to each meeting. Board members may also participate in other board committees.

   Contact Information
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Donnamarie Dunk
519-603-0998 Ext. 211
91 Moore Avenue Kitchener, N2H 3S4
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries

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