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VHA Health & Home Support

Valerie Bishop de Young
Executive Director
VHA Health & Home Support

suite 700, 250 City Centre Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 6K7

TEL: 613-238-8420
FAX: 6113-238-1306


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Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

VHA Health and Home Support brings wellness services to people's lives. Our goal is to promote personal well-being through professional care, support and education to clients and their loved ones - when and where they need it most. Incorporated in 1957, we are dedicated to our community, and determined to help people affected by health challenges enjoy the dignity and independence of living the way they want to live. VHA is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated through Letters Patent in the province of Ontario, and a registered charity.

VHA Health & Home Support is not affiliated with VHA Home Healthcare.

Volunteer Opportunities

The VHA Board of Directors is a policy governance, skills-based Board. Through a robust nominations process, directors are assessed for specific skills and experience, and elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Appropriate Directors and Officers Liability Insurance is in place. At this time, we are pleased to receive applications to the Board of Directors from residents of Eastern Ontario.

We are seeking people with the following essential competencies and qualities:
* respect for the views of others
* free of influence/no conflict of interest other than the best interests of VHA (eg not an employee, contractor or client of VHA, or an immediate family member of an employee, contractor, client or another director of VHA;
* objectivity
* an understanding of the range of obligations and constraints imposed upon individual Directors and the Board, and the difference between governance and management
* enthusiasm and capacity for critical thinking and conflict resolution
* sensitivity to Ottawa's diverse cultural and linguistic environment
* the ability to participate and communicate effectively with others; and
* personal and professional integrity, wisdom and judgement.

At this time, Directors that possess the following would strengthen the Board:
1. specific skills and expertise in:
* housing / property management / construction
* human resources / labour relations
* financial management & investments
* general interest in community-based health & social services
* general business and management.

2. Basic understanding of:
* local healthcare needs, issues and trends
* financial and legal matters.
Location: 250 City Centre Avenue
suite 700
Deadline: Jul 30, 2021