Board Member
Volunteer Types: Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Poverty/Social Justice
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: July 18, 2022
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Cahdco is an Ottawa-based non-profit real estate development corporation and related to Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC). Cahdco develops affordable housing and social purpose real estate and provides real estate advisory consulting.

Cahdco combines the affordable housing experience and resources of CCOC with a team of development, construction, and project management experts. Cahdco acts as the development project management consultant to various non-profits, co-operatives and charities in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario looking to create affordable housing. Current Cahdco clients/partners include the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, Cornerstone Housing for Women, King’s Daughters and Sons, Multifaith Housing Initiative, Ottawa Salus, and the Youth Services Bureau.

CCOC is a community-based, tenant and member directed, non-profit housing organization whose mission is to create, maintain and promote housing for low- and moderate-income people. With over 50 properties in downtown Ottawa, CCOC has almost 1,700 units of affordable rental housing.

Board Member Summary
Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization, consistent with our mission and values. The Board is the ultimate authority for all of Cahdco’s activities. Ideal board members will have experience with real estate development, non-profit or business management, organizational administration, law, accounting, or the affordable housing sector. These are great skills, however Cahdco also recognizes the value of different perspectives, lived experience, a commitment to the mission combined with a willingness to learn, and more. The Board of Directors is supported by the expertise of Cahdco staff, who carry out day-to-day operations.

Role & Responsibilities
• Prepare for and actively participate in Board meetings occurring approximately every two months
• Contribute to the development of Cahdco’s next Business Plan
• Ensure Cahdco meets its Mission, Vision & Values
• Advise and contribute to project and organizational initiatives
• Approve Cahdco’s participation in projects through an established risk assessment process
• Advise on appropriate performance indicators and measures aligned with Cahdco’s current and future Business Plan
• Oversee financial performance against the Business Plan on a quarterly basis
• Support Cahdco legal decision-making, as needed.
• Advise and support management system implementation per the Business Plan
• Ensure adequate human resources to carry out work and report on any budget impact

Time Commitment
• Members are appointed to the Board for 1-year terms that can be extended
• The Board meets once every two months. Due to the pandemic, Board meetings currently take place virtually. When meetings are held in-person, they take place at Cahdco’s office, located at 415 Gilmour Street, 2nd floor (wheelchair accessible).
• Meetings are held from 4-6 pm the third Tuesday of the month.
• You will need to schedule time to read the Board package and prepare for the meeting. The Board package contains all of the documents that will be discussed at the upcoming meeting.
• Cahdco can cover your costs of family care and transportation if needed. Just ask!

Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Please indicate interest by submitting your name and resume to the Nominations Committee at [email protected] by July 18, 2022.

We especially encourage candidates from under-represented communities, including those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), people with disabilities, new Canadians, youth, seniors, those who use social assistance or receive subsidies, and those from the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

Cahdco is actively committed to anti-oppression and equity work and Indigenous reconciliation, as identified in the CCOC anti-oppression statement. We recognize that the current Board does not fully reflect the rich diversity of backgrounds, identities, and life experiences among low-income households and the City of Ottawa and we are committed to changing this.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This opportunity allows the volunteer to assist in the development of new affordable housing in Ottawa and grow professional development skills alongside a thoughtful group of volunteers.
How will the organization benefit?
Board members are responsible for the effective governance of the organization, consistent with our mission and values. The Board is the ultimate authority for all of Cahdco’s activities.
Volunteer location:
415 Gilmour Street


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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Homeless

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