Member of the Board of Directors
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Board Leadership, Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Poverty/Social Justice
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2023
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Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer position with a charitable organization that supports children, youth and families? Since 1976, the Parent Resource Centre (PRC) has helped build confident, resilient families. With a staff team of 12, we provide engaging high-quality, in-person and virtual programs, supportive resources and practical approaches to parents, children, youth and caregivers.

There are now two volunteer opportunities to join our Board of Directors in 2023! The first successful candidate will have board experience, will hold the Chartered Professional Accountant designation or have at least 3 years of work experience in the area of accounting, banking or financial management. The second candidate will have some board experience or an understanding of the non-profit, charitable sector and a keen interest in promoting our organization.

If you are passionate about our mission and vision, share our values and want to provide meaningful input into the oversight of the organization, please apply to join our enthusiastic and diverse Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets seven times per year and committees meet monthly. Members act as ambassadors for the organization and serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for a maximum of six consecutive years.

Requirements and Qualifications:
– Member with financial expertise will serve on the finance committee and can hold the position of Treasurer in the future.
– All members will review and approve, with the Board, PRC’s policies, annual budget, audit reports and meet all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
– All members will have a strong business acumen, a passion for improving the lives of children, youth and families, a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, and an ability to facilitate and build consensus among diverse individuals.

PRC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our organization. We actively seek racialized and Indigenous persons, people with disabilities and additional diverse identities to join our team.

If you are eager to share your knowledge, experience and expertise to assist in supporting Ottawa families, please send your cover letter and resume to selec[email protected] by March 1, 2023 Thank you for your interest in applying to join the Board of Directors and please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Volunteer location:
300 Goulburn Crescent, Ottawa, ON - However, we are currently holding most meetings virtually.


Deborah Lehmann
@Parent Resource Centre
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: 2
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Board Leadership, Governance (Boards, Committees)
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)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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