Call of Applications, Seeking Members for the Board of Directors

Come join the Rainbow’s End Community Development Corporation Board of Directors and help us create meaningful employment opportunities for people with lived experience of mental illness.

Rainbow’s End Community Development Corporation (Rainbow’s End) is a not-for-profit charity that employs people living with mental illness in a variety of social enterprises across the cities of Hamilton and Burlington.  Our mission is to create supportive employment opportunities where people living with mental health challenges can experience empowerment, inclusion, and dignity. We provide on-site training, guidance, and leadership and offer fair, competitive wages. Rainbow’s End currently employs over 60 people annually in a variety of social enterprises and are looking to further expand and explore new avenues of employment for our employees. Our organization is rapidly growing and been featured on the CBC, CHCH, and the Hamilton Spectator. Our work has been recognized and is supported by St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Arcelor Mittal Dofasco, Bell Let’s Talk, and the McMaster Students Union.  

Our vision is to provide opportunity where there was no opportunity.

 Rainbow’s End is currently looking for new Board members who are motivated, ambitious, and passionate in helping those with lived experience of mental illness. While we welcome applications from all individuals with an interest in serving on our Board, Rainbow’s End particularly seeking applicants who have experience in:  

  • Legal / Law
  • Human Resources / Risk Assessment
  • Fundraising / Advocacy
  • Finance / Accounting

In addition to the specific skillsets outlined above the Board is also seeking individuals who have interest and experience in leadership roles at a Board or Committee level. Have we piqued your interested? If so, please submit a CV and a covering letter, by email with the Subject Line: Board Recruitment by February 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm to Chelsea Gupta (chelsea@rainbowsend.ca). Your cover letter should state why you wish to be considered for the role and how you meet relevant skills. Prospective applicants who best meet our requirements will be invited to speak to some of our existing Board members/Management. We thank all who apply, although further contact and possible interviews do not occur for everyone.

In keeping with the Rainbow’s End CDC’s commitment to increase diversity in positions of influence, we encourage and welcome applications which represent: persons who have lived experience of recovery from a mental illness and/or addiction(s); the need for balanced gender representation and a diversity of ages; as well as individuals from immigrant/refugee/ethno-cultural/racialized (IRER) communities in Canada; Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ communities; and persons with disabilities.