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   About the Position

Impact Statement
At Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region, our mission is to create an empathetic community of support and education for individuals and families who are grieving. We achieve this mission through our peer grief programs, education and outreach initiatives and memorial events. Our programs support families and individuals who are experiencing one of the most profoundly difficult times in their lives. With your involvement, you are helping the healing begin.

The Board of Directors for Bereaved Families of Ontario – Midwestern Region (BFO-MR) is actively engaged in the governance of our not-for-profit organization. Board members are critical to our success and growth and contribute to the overall effectiveness of us meeting the needs of children, families and individuals in the community who are grieving.

We are committed to having our Board represent our community. We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring.

* Is empathetic with a passion for ensuring grief support and education are accessible
* Possesses the ability to think critically and strategically and collaborate effectively.
* Experience in Fundraising, Marketing and communications, Legal, Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work, Accounting and finance

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 19+

Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Caring Support, Leadership/Management

Skill(s): Team Building, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Strategic Thinking, Thought Leadership (Innovation), Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation training with board and staff will be provided.
Working Conditions: All board meetings are currently being held virtually.
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Weekday - Evening
The expected time commitment is approximately 1.5 hours per month for board meetings, plus approximately 1-2 hours of committee work/preparation outside of the meetings. Board meetings are monthly from January to June and September to November with committee meetings in the interim (schedule to be determined). Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Executive Director or the Chair. Between Board meetings, members are asked to actively work on their committee projects to ensure activities are proceeding according to schedules.

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Jaime Bickerton
65 Hanson Avenue Kitchener, N2C 2H6
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Outside Waterloo Region,Virtual

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