Sexual Assault Centre of Ottawa- Board Member 2023-2026
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Board Leadership, Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Women
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: April 24, 2023
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Established in 1983, the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) provides survivor directed peer-support services by women (including cis women, trans women and non-binary people) to women, who have experienced sexual and gender-based violence. SASC is committed to approaching our work with survivors from a feminist, intersectional, anti-oppression, and anti-violence perspective. SASC is currently looking for board members with diverse life experiences and identities to fill current vacancies. We are particularly interested in individuals who can bring the following skills or expertise to our board table:

• Audit or Accounting
• Board governance

SASC invites applicants who possess any of above skills or experience, and who have an interest in the mission of SASC to apply. Diversifying the Board to ensure that it is reflective of the different communities that SASC serves will be given special consideration.

To apply, please send us your resume and 1 page motivation letter in one document outlining your interest in SASC and the relevant skills, qualifications and experiences to Nomination Committee Chair at [email protected] with the subject line ‘SASC BOARD APPLICATION_applicant last name’. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until April 24, 2023.

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC)
Board Member – Job Description

The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) is an incorporated non-profit organization and registered charity. The Board of Directors comprises the body that is legally responsible for the governance of the organization. Within this mandate, the Board is charged with the responsibility to collectively develop, implement and monitor policies that will allow SASC to carry out its work as a survivor-directed and survivor-led organization based on feminist and anti-oppression principles.

Contribute consistently and meaningfully to the effective performance of the Board by:
• Preparing for and attending at least six Board Meetings per year
• Understanding the role of the Board and of SASC Management
• Demonstrating commitment to SASC’s organizational values
• Applying skills, knowledge and creativity
• Working candidly, collaboratively, respectfully and efficiently with colleagues
• Maintaining confidentiality
• Supporting Board decisions once they are made
• Respecting fiduciary obligations, which means:
o Acting honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the corporation; and,
o Exercising the care, diligence and skill that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in comparable circumstances.
• Participating actively on at least one Board Committee (Nominating Committee, Policy Committee, Finance Committee)

• Demonstration of commitment to, and support for, survivor-directed support services and/or ending gender-based violence
• Commitment to exercise accountability to the membership of SASC
• Commitment to carry out all work associated with SASC in anti-oppressive framework
• Commitment to participate in SASC-led anti-oppression board governance training
• Term length for each Board Member is 3 years, renewable 2 times, to a maximum length of service of 9 years


Nomination Committee Chair
@Sexual Assault Centre of Ottawa
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This position would be great for: Adults
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Board Leadership, Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: LGBTQI2+, Women

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  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
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