Board of Directors - Volunteer Opportunity

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa
  • Board / Committee Member
Unpaid Volunteer Position
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-09-102019-10-11

Board of Directors – Volunteer Opportunity                                             

 The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa (EFSO) is searching for committed leaders in our community to serve on our Board of Directors. 

If you are a strong advocate for the rights of women and girls, then the EFSO Board needs you!  The Board provides Agency oversight and governance, and is focused on our 5-year strategic plan, which includes strengthening our core programs and community partnerships, diversifying our funding streams, and becoming a workplace of choice. We are also developing a capital campaign to fund a new home for our programs and offices. We are recruiting candidates with the following areas of expertise:

  • Finance/Treasury
  • IT/systems management
  • HR in a unionized environment
  • Social Work/Front Line Service
  • Fundraising, particularly in the development and implementation of a large campaign

We encourage applications from equity seeking groups, and from those with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

Who we are: The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa supports and advocates for young and adult women in our community who are criminalized or may become criminalized. Our vision is an inclusive and just community without prisons, in which all women live with equality and dignity. We offer counselling, court support, housing support, a transitional house for women released from federal prison or provincial jail, and a bail bed house for those on bail from the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Commitment: Volunteering with the board requires a minimum time commitment of 6 hours per month over a two-year term for board meetings, preparation, and committee work. Roles with greater time and leadership commitment are also available. In addition, Directors participate in EFSO functions, community events and fundraising initiatives.

 To apply for a position, please send your résumé to: New members will be elected at our AGM on 17thOctober, 2019.


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