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Board Member

Board of Directors

Strong Start Charitable Organization

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Our vision is that all children read.

Our Mission:
We help children learn to read by providing unique programs and services through community-wide partnerships.

Our Goals:
- Assist young children in learning essential early reading skills.
- Build community by encouraging those who live and work in the community to be involved in supporting its children.
- Provide a meaningful volunteer opportunity.

Literacy skills are the strongest indicator of a child's future success in life. The percentage of the population that reads at an acceptable level is a great predictor of the success of a community in maintaining economic growth and an excellent quality of life. Therefore, the community as a whole needs to take responsibility for helping children learn to read.

We are recruiting a board member who reflects the diversity of the children we serve (including black/Indigenous/people of colour (BIPOC), immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural, racialized (IRER), English as an Additional Language (EAL) to ensure a broad spectrum of perspectives are represented in decision making.
All candidates must have core skills and attributes including a commitment to Strong Start’s mandate and strategic directions and understanding of the board’s governance role.

Strong Start board members commit to help govern the organization and provide expertise, vision and energy to help Strong Start reach its ambitious strategic goals and achieve maximum impact for children. Our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are engaged in identifying the resources and partnerships necessary to advance our mission.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Children/Youth, Leadership/Management

Skill(s): Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Thought Leadership (Innovation), Stewardship, Accountability, Respect

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All training will be provided
Working Conditions: In person at Kumpf Dr or virtually
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
Weekday - Evening
Meetings of the Board of Directors are currently helpd on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-6pm except for August and September when no meetings are held. Board members may also serve on ad hoc committees as needed, or the standing Leadership and Nominations Committee. Board meetings are held in person in Waterloo, ON as well as through remote means.

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Machelle Denison
5197439578 Ext. 101
565 Kumpf Drive Waterloo, N2V 1K3
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