Board Member
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership, Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
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Communityworks Non-Profit Housing Corporation (NPHC) is looking for a dynamic individual to join our volunteer Board of Directors!

We are a 178 unit Social Housing Provider in Ottawa’s east end and we offer safe affordable housing to low and middle-income families.

Our Board of Directors meet once a month with some email correspondence between meetings.

If you have experience in social housing, or simply would like to serve your community, please reach out to Communityworks NPHC by email at [email protected] and we will respond to you.

Communityworks NPHC will provide training!

Please see the attached Job Description for the Board of Directors and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!



SOURCE OF AUTHORITY Elected by the members at the Annual Meeting

OF OFFICE The Board will consist of a minimum of 5 members

PURPOSE To ensure effective, efficient management of the Corporation of behalf of the members and in accordance with the objectives of the Corporation


a) The business of the Corporation shall be under the management and director of the Board, which shall exercise all the powers of the Corporation unless the By-laws or the Corporations Act expressly require any act to be done or decisions to be made by meetings of the members.

b) The Board shall at all times act in accordance with the Corporation’s Act, the Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws, policies and procedures of the Corporation, and resolutions duly passed at meetings of the members.

c) The Board may act only by the decision of a duly constituted Board meeting.

d) The Board’s responsibilities shall include the following;

(i) Establishing and regularly reviewing objectives, goals and policies for the Corporation;

(ii) Ensuring that efficient organization structure is established and that division of responsibility within the structure is clearly defined;

(iii) Ensuring that appropriate policies and procedures for the selection and housing of tenants are established and followed;

(iv) Ensuring that all legal obligations and agreements of the Corporation are fulfilled;

(v) Ensuring that the Corporation’s property is adequately maintained;

(vi) Supervising and monitoring the financial affairs of the Corporation and making prudent financial decisions;

(vii) Maintaining an adequate level of insurance coverage;

(viii) Ensuring that there is provision for training of staff;

(ix) Determining the agenda for all general meetings; reporting on its activities to each meeting of the members;

(x) Establishing procedures for hiring, dismissing and directing employees and fixing their remunerations;
(xi) Public relations; and
(xii) Recruiting additional Board members as the need arises.


Every Corporation cheque must be signed by appropriate signing officers. The number of signatures and the positions eligible to sign will be specified in the financial procedures of the Corporation. Normally two signatures are required.

The roles of the signing officers is not to control spending. Usually the goods or services have already been purchased by the time the cheques are ready to be signed. Rather, the function of the signing officers is to carefully review the documentation accompanying each cheque prior to signing so as to guard against financial errors.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This would be an ideal opportunity to get involved with your community and learn the business of non-profit housing.
How will the organization benefit?
Good governance is key to running a good organization and by being a part of our Board you will help us to move forward and keep providing safe affordable housing to our valued residents.
Volunteer location:
30 Provender Avenue Ottawa, Ontario K1K 4P1


Kim Purcell
@Communityworks NPHC
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership, Governance (Boards, Committees)

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