Sexual Assault Centre of Ottawa- Board Member
Volunteer Types: Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Women
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: July 4, 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.

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. 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:

-Not-for-profit expertise

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.

Board Member Responsibilities

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:
Acting honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of the corporation; and,
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

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 Ezioma Nnorom, Executive Director at [email protected] with the subject line ‘SASC BOARD APPLICATION_applicant last name’. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until vacancies are filled.

Volunteer location:
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa (SASC) Box 4441 Station “E” Ottawa, ON K1S 5B4


Ezioma Nnorom
@Sexual Assault Centre of Ottawa
Time it will take to contact applicants:


Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: Women

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