PAL Ottawa is a non-profit charity, the eighth chapter of PAL Canada, a network leading the way in creating affordable housing for arts workers plus a volunteer peer assistance program called Supporting Cast. PAL Ottawa’s goal is to create a centre for senior artists and arts workers age 55+ from all disciplines. This centre will provide housing and amenities such as studio and performance space, bringing artists together to continue their journey as creators, performers, teachers and mentors.
The role of board members is to ensure good management and governance of the organization. Members of the Board bear a fiduciary duty to PAL, its mission and its supporters. Members serve for a renewable 2-year term and, as a working board, are active volunteers taking on responsibilities. In pursuing their duties of care, diligence and loyalty, members are expected to come prepared for meetings, ask questions, actively participant in events and fundraising, and serve on one committee.
Time commitment includes approx. 8 hours per month for monthly board meetings, committee meetings and other activities depending on the area of activity.
If PAL Ottawa’s mission inspires you and you are interested in putting your experience and energy to work for a good cause, the Nominating Committee is looking for skills and knowledge in:
Social services and affordable housing
Major Project Management
Fundraising – annual and capital campaigns
Public relations and Advocacy
Non-profit organization administration
Previous board experience is preferred but not essential.