|Organization Name||Position Types||Duration||Great For||Region and Location(s)||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Scarborough Community Legal Services||On-going (More than 1 year)||2019-09-11||2019-09-30|
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Scarborough Community Legal Services (SCLS) is a non-profit community legal clinic. We have been providing free legal services to low income residents of Scarborough since 1982. We are funded by Legal Aid Ontario and we assist people to meet their most basic needs by providing services in areas of law such as housing, employment, immigration, and social assistance. To help individuals, we offer a range of services including legal advice and information, legal representation, self-help assistance, and referrals. We also work on systemic issues to promote the legal well-being of the broader community through community organizing, lobbying, test cases, and public legal education.
Our Board of Directors
Our legal clinic is governed by a 13 member volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is elected by members of the community and is responsible for the overall administration and strategic direction of our clinic. The Board establishes policies and oversees the administrative, personnel, and financial management of the legal clinic. Our Board members bring a mix of skills and backgrounds to the table and are committed to ensuring the success of SCLS.
We are seeking Board Members with experience or expertise in the following areas:
You should have:
We are seeking a commitment to stand for election at our Annual General Meeting on October 23, 2019 and to serve for a minimum of two years. Board members are elected for two year terms. Board Members must have the ability to commit the time and resources to prepare for and attend monthly board meetings, to participate on Board Committees, and to attend our Annual General Meeting. On average, this requires a time commitment of approximately 4 hours per month.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send us: 1) a short biography detailing your interest in our organization and the skills and knowledge you would bring to our Board of Directors, and 2) a completed Membership Application Form below
Please send your application package to Renee Griffin by September 30, 2019.
If sending your application by email please use the subject line “Application – Board of Directors”.
If you require more information about the role and application process, please contact Renee Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-438-7206 ext. 26.
We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
SCLS Membership Application Form
Scarborough Community Legal Services’ philosophy is:
To educate low income individuals and groups about their legal rights and responsibilities
To act as an advocate for low income individuals and groups
To identify elements of the law that need reform
To assist low income individuals and groups to organize
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I agree with the philosophy of Scarborough Community Legal Services and I support the work and goals of the clinic. I would like to become a member.