Board Member (General Role)- Caldwell Family Centre
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Board Leadership, Event planning and participation, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Poverty/Social Justice
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: December 16, 2022
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Mission: The mission of the Caldwell Family Centre is to provide services to the community that feed and nurture physical and emotional wellness.

The Board’s Role: The Board’s role is to ensure that the Centre establishes strategic priorities and maintains the trust of the community by being clear in its mission, prudent and ethical in its activities, and accountable for its actions. Board Members are individual role models and inspire others to contribute their talent and support to the community. The Board’s focus is on governance, planning, policy-making, and strategic direction. The ideal candidate will have the time to offer meaningful contributions, and the skill-set, expertise and experience necessary to guide the organization to continued success.

The Governance Board Member is Responsible to: Board of Directors (Chair)

Remuneration: Service on CFC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration

Term: Board members are elected by the Membership for (renewable) 3-year terms

General Responsibilities of Board Members:
• Committed to the mission and work of the Caldwell Family Centre;
• Prepare for, attend and participate in monthly board meetings (and other meetings as required);
• Foster a positive working relationship with other Board members and CFC’s Executive Director;
• Lead the Governance Committee; leading monthly meetings and reporting back to the board;
• Promote the organization in the community;
• Actively participate in fundraising activities;
• Actively participate in evaluation and planning efforts;
• Participate in various activities for the organization as needed throughout the year.

General Member Required Skills:
• Experience drafting policies would be an asset;
• Demonstrated leadership stature in philanthropy, community service, business, government or the charity sector;
• Ability to think strategically – a Visionary;
• Planning and analyzing ability;
• Strong Communicator;
• Active Volunteer;
• Knowledge of inner workings of non-profit or charity organizations;
• Connected in the Community;
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of others.

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month for 3 years.

Evaluation: Self and by the Board annually.

How to Apply: Candidates interested in joining the Caldwell Family Centre Board of Directors as a general member are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] For more information on the Caldwell Family Centre and the important work we do, please visit our website at

The Caldwell Family Centre is committed to recruiting diversity on the board and encourages applications from women, transgender, non-binary, and LGBTQ individuals; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit individuals; Newcomers, persons with disabilities, and members of racialized and marginalized groups. We believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience, knowledge and wisdom of people who have lived experience.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
• Expanded relationships and networks • Leverage experience on resume • A sense of accomplishment in helping your community members
How will the organization benefit?
• Looking to increase diversity on the board • Need ‘new blood’, a visionary as we move towards a new facility • Looking for someone with a background and knowledge of the insurance sector
Volunteer location:
1100 Medford St Unit 20-22


Angela Lanza
@Caldwell Family Centre
Ext: 332
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office, Board Leadership, Event planning and participation, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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