Join the SASC Ottawa Board of Directors!

Join the SASC Ottawa Board of Directors!
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Advocacy / Campaigning
  • Board Member / Leadership
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Ontario - Ottawa

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa

SASC Board Recruitment

Established in 1983, the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) provides survivor directed peer-support services by women, to women, who have experienced sexual violence. We support all women: immigrant women, Indigenous women, LGBTQ2S+ folks, women with disabilities, women of colour, trans women, and survivors of war. SASC is committed to approaching our work with survivors from a feminist, intersectional, anti-oppression, and anti-violence perspective. SASC is currently looking for individuals with diverse life experiences to fill current vacancies. We are particularly interested in individuals who can bring the following skills or expertise to our board table:

  • Non-profit governance (policy, legislation)
  • Philanthropy & fundraising
  • Accounting & finance
  • HR expertise
  • Legal

SASC invites individuals who identify as women, possess any of above skills or experience, and who possess an interest in the mission of SASC to apply.

The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) is an incorporated non-profit organization and registered charity. The Board of Directors comprises the body that is legally responsible for the governance of the organization. Within this mandate, the Board is charged with the responsibility to collectively develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow SASC to carry out its work as a survivor-directed and survivor-led organization based on feminist and anti-oppression principles.


Contribute consistently and meaningfully to the effective performance of the Board by:

  • Preparing for and attending at least six Board Meetings per year
  • Understanding the role of the Board and of SASC Management
  • Demonstrating commitment to SASC’s organizational values
  • Applying skills, knowledge and creativity
  • Working candidly, collaboratively, respectfully and efficiently with colleagues
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Supporting Board decisions once they are made
  • Respecting fiduciary obligations, which means:
    • Acting honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the corporation; and,
    • Exercising the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.
  • Participating actively on at least one Board Committee (Nominating Committee, Policy Committee, Finance Committee)


  • Demonstration of commitment to, and support for, survivor-directed support services and/or ending gender-based violence
  • Commitment to exercise accountability to the membership of SASC
  • Commitment to carry out all work associated with SASC in anti-oppressive framework
  • Term length for each Board Member is 3 years, renewable 2 times, to a maximum length of service of 9 years

To apply, please send us your resume and one page motivation letter in one document outlining your interest in SASC and the relevant skills, qualifications and experiences to Ezioma Nnorom, Executive Director at with the subject line ‘SASC BOARD  APPLICATION_applicant last name’. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled.