Board of Directors
Volunteer Types: Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy, Others
Organization types: Education
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: June 21, 2024
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Westboro Academy (AWA) is a small, independent day school from kindergarten to grade 8 located in Ottawa. The school’s mission is to provide a truly bilingual and exceptional education, in a community focused and nurturing environment anchored in values of Excellence, Integrity and Respect. You can find more information about AWA on our website (

The AWA Board of Directors is composed of up to 12 members who are responsible for the school’s overall stewardship and governance, which includes overseeing the school’s financial affairs, policies and strategic direction, and appointment and evaluation of the Head of School. The Board is a dedicated group of volunteers recruited for their specific skills and expertise and is committed to ensuring the school achieves its mission and vision. The Board meets monthly for ten months of the year and also conducts its business through the finance committee and the governance committee that bring recommendations to the full Board.

The Board of Directors is currently seeking interest from candidates with a proven depth of governance expertise and leadership to complement the Board’s existing skills and qualifications, who share AWA’s values and commitment to excellence in education. We are currently looking for individuals with leadership in one or more of the following areas:

– Financial planning, investment management, accounting
– Risk Management
– Policy development and governance leadership
– Strategic communication
– Labour law

If you are interested in joining the AWA Board of Directors and are prepared to commit the time and effort to deliver on your role as Director, we would like to invite you to submit your cover letter and broad biography to the Board chair, at [email protected]

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Opportunity to share insights and guidance on school governance.
How will the organization benefit?
Having a clear vision and clear governance practices.
Volunteer location:
1000 Brookfield Road East, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 6J1


Honorata Bittner, Board chair
@Westboro Academic Society (Westboro Academy)
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy, Others
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Youth (11-15 years)

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