Board member
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Education, Public/Society Benefit
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: March 21, 2022
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Màmawi Together is continuing its search for new Board members. We are looking for 1 or 2 candidates that identify as Indigenous. (First Nations, Métis and Inuit)

Màmawi Together strives to have its Board of Directors be inclusive and diverse. We have always maintained a 50% ratio of Indigenous to non-Indigenous Board members and would like to continue that mandate. We feel it is imperative that we have various Indigenous voices on our Board as we liaise and work with Elders and Indigenous organizations consistently.

Màmawi Together is a Not-for-Profit, grassroots community organization which has brought  together an exceptional team of educators, community leaders and facilitators to provide a solid foundation for education, cultural awareness, community,  youth engagement and leadership development.  Màmawi means “Together” in the Algonquin language. Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is located on traditional Algonquin territory.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action for Reconciliation guide Màmawi Together. A large majority of the Calls to Action relate to education and challenge the current education system and curriculum.  Central to all the recommendations is the commitment to ensuring the next generation of Canadians be provided with a better understanding of Indigenous history, culture, language and traditions, and building stronger foundations of respect, appreciation and understanding.


General duties and responsibilities that all Board members will adhere to:

Agree to a 2 year commitment. We are a working Board
Understand and demonstrate a commitment to our organization’s mission and programs.
Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the Màmawi Together mission.
Attend a minimum 10 Board of Directors meetings per year:
a)    prepare for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation

b)   participate actively in meetings

c)    be on a minimum of 1 committee

5.     Meet annually with the President of the Board to review the following: 

a)    your current commitment and involvement 

b)   the upcoming year and commitment to Board work.

c)    provide feedback to President on direction of board as it relates to personal commitments and further leadership roles 

d)   review further participation beyond the 2 year commitment

6.    Make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed.

7.    Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs.

Avoid any potential conflicts of interest; understand and maintain confidentiality.
Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Report to President and/or VP any concerns or questions regarding inappropriate behaviour

We are looking for Directors who can bring the following but not exhaustive list of attributes to the position:

Fundraising experience

Past Working Board experience

Indigenous Rights/Truth and Reconciliation Knowledge

Communications/Marketing experience

Legal experience

Financial experience

Grant Writing/Project Management experience


Please send resumes and cover letter c/o Màmawi Together, [email protected]

Deadline to submit is: March 21, 2022

Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers will have an opportunity to bring their lived experiences and unique lens to the Board and help guide other members on Indigenous protocols, examine and highlight any potential biases the Board may have during planning and organizing events or liaising with organizations. The volunteer can influence efforts at Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians
How will the organization benefit?
The organization will benefit from having another Indigenous lens as part of our Board. This will help further our non-Indigenous Board members' learning in a good way. This unique lens will also help inform and guide our future event planning and organizing.
Volunteer location:
41129 Elmvale P.O. Ottawa, ON K1G 1A0


Carolyn Kropp
@Màmawi Together
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This position would be great for: Adults, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Communications and Marketing, Event planning and participation, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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