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TROtt - Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton

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Fiona Kearney
Program Coordinator
TROtt - Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton

6362-1 Bank St
Greely, ON
Canada K4P 1J4

TEL: 613-821-1844

E-mail: trottvolunteer@rogers.com

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Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has been providing therapeutic riding lessons for children, youth and adults with physical, developmental and learning disabilities for over 40 years. TROtt supports the Canadian standardization of therapeutic riding instruction and has Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) and Equestrian Canada certified instructors. TROtt is a CanTRA accredited centre.
Mission Statement: To provide therapeutic horse back riding program that will enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities.

http://trott.ncf.ca/

Volunteer Opportunities

About TROtt
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) is a registered charity that has been serving
children, youth, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. Based in south Ottawa, TROtt
provides subsidized programming for children and adults with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke,
acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, sensory integration dysfunction, cognitive delay, Downs Syndrome, visual
impairments, and others. We are an employer of CanTRA and Equine Canada certified instructors and coaches, and
work with experienced physiotherapists and highly trained volunteers to offer a range of therapeutic equine-assisted
services.

About the TROtt Board of Directors
The TROtt Board of Directors is a management board responsible for both the governance of the organization and
the managerial oversight of its operations. The Board’s members meet monthly, each manage a portfolio of
administrative tasks, and take part in project sub-committees. We are currently recruiting a new Director to fill the
position of Fundraising Lead.

Key Responsibilities
• Leads and contributes to TROtt projects and takes responsibility for some of the annually assigned tasks
• Is the main point of contact with staff for fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, questions, etc.
• Leads Fundraising business
o Researches and investigates new donors and grant opportunities
o Oversees the Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee with brainstorming, planning and
implementing fundraising initiatives
o Attends philanthropy workshops, as appropriate
o Leads Fundraising events (including, but not limited to: annual fund raising dinner, soliciting
corporate sponsorship, etc.)
o Maintains relationships with existing financial donors
o Provides fundraising analysis (what is worthwhile?)
o Runs Christmas Calendar program
o Runs Christmas Card program

Qualifications
• Ability to work 10 – 20 hours per month on Board projects and initiatives (most work can be done at home)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality and good judgment.
• Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability
to prioritize
• Knowledge of the Equestrian Industry an asset

Time Commitment
Each Board member spends approximately 10 – 20 hours/month on their respective tasks (time commitment each
month may vary) for the duration of a 1-year term (renewable). The incumbent must attend monthly board meetings
in addition to carrying out portfolio activities. Board meetings occur on the evening of the second Tuesday every
month.
Location: 6362-1 Bank Street (HWY 31), Greely, ON, K4P 1J4
Deadline: Mar 30, 2018
About TROtt
The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) is a registered charity that has been serving
children, youth, and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. Based in south Ottawa, TROtt
provides subsidized programming for children and adults with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke,
acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, sensory integration dysfunction, cognitive delay, Downs Syndrome, visual
impairments, and others. We are an employer of CanTRA and Equine Canada certified instructors and coaches, and
work with experienced physiotherapists and highly trained volunteers to offer a range of therapeutic equine-assisted
services.

About the TROtt Board of Directors
The TROtt Board of Directors is a management board responsible for both the governance of the organization and
the managerial oversight of its operations. The Board’s members meet monthly, each manage a portfolio of
administrative tasks, and take part in project sub-committees. We are currently recruiting a new Director to fill the
position of Marketing and Communications Lead.

Key Responsibilities
- Chairs TROtt Foundation meetings
· Prepares the TROtt annual budget to be reviewed and approved by the Board
· Manages finances of the organization, providing financial perspective on TROtt managerial issues
· Keeps accurate account of all financial transactions, monitors spending and makes financial recommendations to the board
· Reviews finance-related policies and procedures and recommends changes to the Board for approval
· Ensures Revenue Canada Agency reports are completed (annual charity return)
· Has financial signing authority for the organization
· Is responsible for the organization’s tax receipts
· Acts as liaison to the bookkeeper and assists in related projects as required
· Is responsible for the coordination of documentation required in the auditing process
· Acts as official liaison with the Auditor
· Is responsible for authorizing the Nevada license reports
· Is a voting member of the Board

Qualifications
• Ability to work 10 – 20 hours per month on Board projects and initiatives (most work can be done at home)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise confidentiality and good judgment.
• Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills with a strong attention to detail and an ability
to prioritize
• Knowledge of the Equestrian Industry an asset

Time Commitment
Each Board member spends approximately 10 – 20 hours/month on their respective tasks (time commitment each
month may vary) for the duration of a 1-year term (renewable). The incumbent must attend monthly board meetings
in addition to carrying out portfolio activities. Board meetings occur on the evening of the second Tuesday every
month.

A training, turn-over period with the present Treasurer is provided.
Location: 6362-1 Bank Street (HWY 31), Greely, ON K4P 1J4
Deadline: Mar 30, 2018


The Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton (TROtt) has been providing therapeutic riding lessons for children and adults with primarily physical, developmental and learning disabilities for over 40 years.

TROtt supports the Canadian standardization of therapeutic riding instruction and has CanTRA and Equestrian Canada certified instructors.
In February 2010, TROtt was awarded Bronze Accreditation Status by CanTRA.
Location: TROtt
6362-1 Bank St
Greely, ON, K4P 1J4
Deadline: Mar 23, 2018