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Volunteer with a law background to help a city funded program incorporate as a registered not for profit.

Organization: Gloucester Association for Children with Special Needs (GACSN)

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Oct 31, 2017


The Gloucester Association for Children with Special Needs (GACSN.org) is a recreation program that operates with support from the City of Ottawa and is run by parents of participants. The city wants to see GACSN become incorporated into a registered not for profit organisation. The Board is therefore seeking the help of a lawyer or law student to incorporate the organisation.


Asha Jain



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex
1490 Youville Dr, Orléans, ON K1C 2X8


Good for people interested in: Legal/Advocacy

You will be working with: Men; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Somebody with the time and knowledge required to incorporate an entity or somebody who would like to get some practice doing this would be doing it for a worthy cause. GACSN was one of the Healthy Kids CHEO awards recipients:
Help for Special Needs Award: Awarded to a project/program that works to enrich the lives of children/youth who are developmentally delayed, medically challenged, technologically dependent or who require complex/palliative care.

Recipient: Gloucester Association for Children with Special Needs

The Gloucester Association for Children with Special Needs (GACSN) has improved the physical and social development of special needs children by providing fun weekend activities. Each Saturday, those involved in GACSN are invited to an afternoon of swimming and crafts, giving parents and caregivers a few hours of respite. Praised for its consistency, GACSN offers both group and one-on-one sessions with the youth and young adults enrolled in the program. For more than 20 years, GACSN has been helping children with special needs make friends, improve physical fitness and develop new skills so they may excel in their adult lives.

How will the organization benefit?
GACSN operates with limited funds and would be so grateful to have a volunteer help the organisation become a registered not for profit entity.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Seniors