Director, Governance & Succession Planning
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership
Organization types: Health and Diseases
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
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Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is pleased to announce an open call for applications to join our esteemed Board of Directors. As a vital part of our commitment to excellence and innovation, we are seeking qualified and passionate individuals who are dedicated to contributing their skills and expertise to help guide our organization to new heights.
You can find our vision, mission, mandate and values here:
Responsibilities of Board Members: Board members play a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction of the organization. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Providing strategic guidance and oversight to the organization’s mission and goals.
2. Participating in regular board meetings to review and approve policies, budgets, and major decisions.
3. Contributing expertise and insights to support the organization’s growth and sustainability.
4. Actively participating in fundraising and advocacy efforts.
Qualifications and Requirements: We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Ideal candidates for the Board of Directors should possess the following qualifications:
1. Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
2. Leadership experience in a professional, nonprofit, or community setting.
3. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to dedicate the necessary time and energy to fulfill board responsibilities.
Application Process: Interested individuals are invited to submit the following documents to [Email Address] by [Application Deadline]:
1. Please complete our volunteer application here:
• Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
• Review of Applications: April 16-20, 2024
• Interviews: Aril 21-30, 2024
• Board Appointment: May 1, 2024
We look forward to reviewing your applications and welcoming new members to our dynamic and dedicated Board of Directors.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Marie-Louise Doyle, Executive Director, at 613-736-5921 or via email at [email protected]
Thank you for considering this exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of BCA.
All Board members adhere to the same eligibility, general responsibilities, attendance, and time commitment requirements.

1. Knowledgeable about the activities/affairs of Breast Cancer Action (BCA).
2. Willing to dedicate the time, energy, talents, and enthusiasm required for the position.
3. Possesses good organizational skills.

General Responsibilities:
1. Support and defend policies and programs adopted by the Board of Directors.
2. Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors.
3. Assist in the development of the Strategic Business Plan.
4. Submit a written report for inclusion in the Annual Report.
5. Submit written Board reports in advance for monthly board meetings and request agenda time if required.
6. Ensure fiscal responsibility of the portfolio to which the position is assigned.
7. Submit budget needs for the following fiscal year.
8. Conduct transition meetings with successors.
9. Perform other duties delegated by the President and/or Board of Directors.
10. All portfolios work in conjunction with the Executive Director.

Attendance and Time Commitment:
1. Expected attendance at monthly Board of Directors meetings (teleconference participation accepted in some circumstances).
2. Expected attendance at the Annual General Meeting.
3. Attendance at official activities and functions whenever possible.

Estimated time per month: 4-6 hours.

Director, Governance & Succession Planning

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Act as President of the Governance & Selection Committee and manage appointments of members to sit on the committee, according to Chapter policies.
2. Ensure minutes of committee meetings are taken and provide a final electronic copy to the Secretariat for archiving.
3. Support the Director of Volunteer Management and Succession Planning in the development of leadership tools, such as Board Orientation packages and possible mentor program initiatives.
4. Act as a guardian of the Chapter’s bylaws, policies, and procedures to ensure they are updated as necessary and in compliance with MPI bylaw standards.
5. Coordinate and manage the Board of Director’s Call for Applications, including updating of job descriptions, review of application form, promotion, and release to membership.
6. Scheduling of applicant interviews and presenting recommendations to the Board.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteering is not just an act of kindness; it is a transformative experience that enriches the lives of both volunteers and those they serve. Here are some key benefits worth highlighting: 1. Personal Growth and Development. 2. Sense of Purpose and Fulfillment 3. Building Stronger Communities 4. Health and Well-being Benefits 5. Professional and Networking Opportunities 7. Civic Engagement and Empowerment
How will the organization benefit?
The organization will benefit by having a group of people who will work together to help our charity fulfill its mission and help those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer diagnosis.
Volunteer location:
140 Abbey Crescent


Marie-Louise Doyle
@Breast Cancer Action
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions

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