Director, Board of Directors

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Scarborough Community Legal Services
  • Board Member / Leadership
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
2019-09-112019-09-30

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.

Qualifications

We are seeking Board Members with experience or expertise in the following areas:

  • labour law (preference will be given to lawyers and/or paralegals with experience practicing labour law);
  • accounting and/or bookkeeping;
  • human resources;
  • management experience in a unionized environment; or
  • strong connections with Scarborough’s community agencies and non-profit organizations

You should have:

  • Experience or expertise in one of the above described areas;
  • A commitment to social justice and serving the needs of low income individuals and families
  • Support for our values and mission
  • The ability to work collaboratively with Board Members and staff
  • A personal commitment to give the time necessary to meet the responsibilities of a Board Member.
  • Preference will be given to residents of Scarborough.

Expected Commitment

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.

Renee Griffin

Executive Director

Email: griffinr3@lao.on.ca

Fax: 416-438-9869. 

 

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 griffinr3@lao.on.ca or 416-438-7206 ext. 26.

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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 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.

 

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