Volunteer Board Member

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Family Service Toronto
  • Board Member / Leadership
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area

Family Service Toronto is currently welcoming applications for membership to our volunteer board of directors.

We’re looking for new board members for election at our Annual General Meeting on June 19, 2019, for the governance year that begins in September.

Our board is a committed group of individuals whose expertise collectively provides fiduciary and strategic oversight of Family Service Toronto.

This year recruitment priorities will focus on candidates who have:

  • Management experience in the non-profit sector
  • Mental health sector experience
  • Small business or social enterprise expertise
  • Lived experience of disability or experience providing services to individuals with disabilities 

 Generally, FST looks for board candidates who:

  • have knowledge and experience in board governance (policy governance)
  • reflect the diversity of the City of Toronto
  • have knowledge and experience of issues of equity and inclusion
  • are financially literate (e.g., ability to read and understand financial statements)
  • are committed to furthering FST’s vision and mission
  • are able to commit the time involved (approximately 4 hours per month from September to June)
  • live or work in the City of Toronto

 About Us:

For more than 100 years Family Service Toronto (FST) has provided a range of services to people who experience poverty, marginalization and discrimination. We serve individuals who have been impacted by mental health issues; individuals who have experienced violence and abuse and individuals challenged by developmental disabilities. As a result of FST’s work, individuals and families in Toronto, de-stabilized by precarious mental health and/or socioeconomic circumstances, will achieve greater stability and resilience in more just and supportive communities.

Through intervention and prevention, we work with individuals in the context of their families and their communities; by building and exchanging knowledge we understand how to describe and measure the impact of our work; and through advocacy we affect system level change and hold government accountable for poverty reduction and responsible for social and economic justice.

 Our Vision:

Family Service Toronto envisions a city in which individuals, families and communities are resilient and thriving.

Our Mission:

Family Service Toronto works with individuals and families in Toronto, destabilized by precarious mental health and/or socioeconomic circumstances, to achieve greater resilience and stability in more just and supportive communities.

We achieve this through our direct service work of intervention and prevention which includes counselling, peer support and education; knowledge building and exchanging activities; and system-level work including social action, advocacy, community building and working with partners to strengthen the sector.

Learn more at: familyservicetoronto.org

Application Process:

Please e-mail your CV and cover letter to Anne Dragone at annedr@familyservicetoronto.org.

Applicants who are the most closely aligned with our priorities will be invited to interview. Please call 416.595.9230 ext.258 if you would like additional information.

Application deadline: April 5, 2019.