2 Board of Directors Positions
Volunteer Types: Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: July 22, 2022
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We are currently recruiting for TWO Board positions on our Board of Directors, who will contribute to realizing the organization’s vision and strategic objectives, guide its long-term development and financial sustainability, and provide leadership.

General Board member responsibilities for both positions:
–Available to attend monthly board meetings (currently held every 4th Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm EST, virtual format for now)
–Able to commit at least 10 hours/ month to the board
–Interest in supporting newcomers/refugees
–Take on tasks to help ensure Carty House long-term development and financial sustainability
-Keep abreast of legal, regulatory and sector developments in the areas of finance and human resources
–Willingness to participate in Carty House activities and events
–Openness to learning
–Ability to work effectively, professionally, and collaboratively

Finance Committee responsibilities:
–Member of the Finance Committee – included in the 10 hours/month expectation as noted above
–Previous experience in finance
–Assess the financial implications of the Carty House strategic plan and annual work plan
–Work with the Treasurer on financial projections, internal financial controls, and reporting
–Assist the Carty House Treasurer with the presentation of the financial report to the Board

HR Committee responsibilities:
–Member of the HR Committee – included in the 10 hours/month expectation as noted above
–Previous experience in Human Resources
–Engage in recruitment and orientation of new Board members and the Board’s performance assessment
–Assist with hiring and employee evaluation of the Carty House staff

Carty House strives to represent its residence through a diverse Board of Directors. We encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA+, and any other minority groups, including those familiar with immigrants’ and refugees’ experiences, to apply.

***If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please provide your CV and cover letter that highlights your qualifications and experience to [email protected]
Once applications have been received, successful candidates will be invited to an interview.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Carty House is a registered charity that provides transitional housing and support to refugee women in Ottawa. Carty House offers safety, accommodation, and support to its residents as they move through the refugee system and build the resources necessary to live integrated and independent lives in Canadian society. Carty House is an operational Board and expects active participation from Board members. Reporting to the Board Chair, Board members provide oversight for programs and services, human, financial and physical resources, and promote Carty House within the community. It's a great way to give back to the community!
How will the organization benefit?
By having a dynamic and participatory group of leaders!
Volunteer location:
Available to attend monthly board meetings (currently held every 4th Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm EST, virtual format for now.


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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Homeless, Persons new to Canada, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Public transportation available
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