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COMPASS Refugee Centre

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Since 1987, COMPASS Refugee Centre has been welcoming individuals and families who need help to
navigate Canada’s refugee claim process and to get settled into Waterloo Region, Guelph, and surrounding
areas. During the past year, we served over 1,900 men, women, and children from 65 different countries,
fleeing personal threats against their lives.
Our mission is to assist, accompany, and advocate for refugee claimants in our
Our vision is that every person coming to Canada seeking refuge has unhindered
access to justice and opportunity to thrive in welcoming communities.
Please visit our website at to learn more.

The Board Member helps to define, uphold, and advance:
Our charitable objectives as a faith-based organization; Our vision, mission, values, and impact; Our “duty of care,” “duty of loyalty,” and “duty of obedience”; Equity, diversity, and inclusion as globally minded citizens

Board Members: Attend bi-monthly Board meetings; Serve as a member of a committee that meets/works between meetings; Be an ambassador and advocate for the organization and its clients; Current Skills/Expertise Needed:
Social Profit and charitable governance; Human Resources; Collaborative initiatives and partnerships; Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Finance

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation Includes these Highlights of Our Work:
Around 90% of those we help are granted Canada’s protection. People are reunited with their immediate family members, and all of them are safe at last. This next season holds amazing opportunities for growth and impact. We are inviting applications from people interested in contributing their voice, leadership, and experience to:
Increase our impact across the scope of our reach;
Build the community’s investment in our mission and vision;
Maintain a strong, adaptive, and resilient organization.
Working Conditions:

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Fund Development, Leadership/Management, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Fund Development, Financial Planning, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Strategic Thinking, Thought Leadership (Innovation), Accountability
Transportation: Car required

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Shelley Campagnola
675 Queen Street South Kitchener, N2M 1A1

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