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   About the Position

Impact Statement
We work to build a community in which everyone has what they need to live meaningful lives. We build human connections that make it possible for people to achieve their greatest potential. We inspire and support people in achieving the quality of life that they desire. We are there when you need someone.

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) is one of the largest community mental health agencies in Ontario, providing a full range of mental health and developmental programs and services for Waterloo and Wellington residents.

Are you interested in volunteering with a progressive, dynamic organization that seeks to make a real difference in the lives of people with mental health & addictions challenges and developmental disabilities? Are you a senior-level Finance professional who has board experience?

Would you like to share your board experience and your talents while contributing to improved mental health, addictions and developmental services? We’re looking for someone like you to join our Board of Directors and Board committees.

We welcome all applicants who possess skills, experience and areas of expertise as identified above. We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in the legal and financial fields, as well as those who have experience with diverse populations and knowledge of the broader health care sector.

Position Qualifications

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

Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Health Care / Wellness, Accounting/Finance

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Time Management, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Strategic Thinking, Problem Solving

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation is provided for new members, and is ongoing throughout your tenure as Board Member.
Working Conditions: Monthly time commitment (approx. 10 hrs/month)
• Monthly meetings, last Thursday of the month (2.5 hrs/month)
o Board Education Session: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
o Board Meeting: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
o In person, at CMHA WW offices in Guelph and KW area
o No meetings in December or summer
• Serve on one Board committee, typically virtual (1.5 hrs/month)
• Review meeting materials (2 to 4 hrs/month)
Additional time commitments
• New member onboarding (3 hrs)
• Annual Board Retreat – half day in Oct or Nov, in person, Guelph or KW area (3 hrs)
• Encouraged to take part in other CMHA WW events, such as fundraisers and Ethics Forums.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Start Date:2024-09-01
End Date:2027-06-30
Weekday - Evening
Approx 10 hr/month, including monthly Board meeting, monthly Committee meeting and meeting prep. No meetings in December or the Summer.

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Heather Snider
844-264-2993 Ext. 2102
737 Woolwich Street Guelph, N1H 3Z2

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