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About the Position
Position # 19400
OrganizationBridges to Belonging
Position Board Member - Board of Directors
Location 65 Hanson Avenue, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement We are seeking transformational leaders and strategic thinkers with a vision and passion to eliminate the barriers to inclusion for people with disabilities to join our volunteer Board of Directors.

Our vision is for a Waterloo Region where everyone belongs – where we value meaningful relationships, honour choices and dreams, and celebrate the uniqueness of each person.

We are a non-government funded, registered charity that provides person-directed planning, independent facilitation and social support network development for youth, adults and seniors who identify with a disability and barriers to inclusion. We also provide specialized services for affordable housing and supported employment/entrepreneurship through our BE at Home and BE at Work.

We value and recognize the importance and contribution of families and caregivers and provide various support including Future Planning Workshops.
Description We are seeking people who will:
- Act as ambassadors for our organization inside the board room and out in the community
- Contribute to the development and execution of the organization's strategic plan.
- Contribute towards the financial health and sustainability of our organization through donations, participation in fundraising events and campaigns, and identifying and cultivating relationships in the community
- Ensure our activities align with our mission, vision, values, and strategic plan
- Commit to regularly attend, be prepared for, and actively participate in board meetings.

Desired Skills:
We are seeking board members who are passionate about the values of our organization and have skills and experience in the following areas:
- Finance / Accounting
- Legal
- IT
- Communications and Public Relations
- Fund Development
- Other skills and experiences that will enrich our organization.
Training Details You will be matched with a board 'mentor' and provided with the materials necessary for you to understand your role and responsibilities.

If this opportunity interests you - the next step is emailing our Executive Director, at [email protected]
Working Conditions Preparation for meetings can be done from home - meetings will be held in-person and in an office setting
Duration 1 year or more
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Time Detail 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.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest Boards/Committees, Communication/Public Relations, Fund Development
Skill(s) Collaboration, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Fund Development, Strategic Thinking, Thought Leadership (Innovation), Accountability
How to Apply
Application
Website http://www.bridgestobelonging.ca
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Donnamarie Dunk
Phone 519-603-0998
Address 91 Moore Avenue Kitchener, N2H 3S4

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