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Board Member

Organization: Ancoura

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Nov 30, 2018


Ancoura is recruiting new board members. Board members meet ten times a year to provide leadership and direction to the organization. Commitments include attending an annual planning day, participation in fundraising activities and in committee work. They carry out work between meetings and engage with the Ancoura community at the AGM, Annual Christmas Dinner and other events. Work is carried out in a friendly, collegial and professional manner. Board members act as ambassadors for Ancoura in relationships with outside organizations. They assist the Board Chair and Nominating Committee to identify and recruit other board members.


Liz Tyrwhitt



Volunteer Opportunity Address
30 Cleary Aveue, Ottawa ON K2A 4A1


Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees); Health Care

You will be working with: Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The board member will have the opportunity to be part of a vital community that provides affordable housing and social supports to those living with mental illness. The board member will become aware of the challenges facing those living with a mental illness, will learn about the services and programs in the larger community that make a difference and become an advocate for our residents and those living with a mental illness. Richard Haughian, President of the Board of Directors, has been awarded the 2015 Community Builder Award by the United Way. Ancoura has been the recipient of the 2013 Inspiration Award (Community Category) from the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health.

How will the organization benefit?
Along with other board members, the board member will help set the direction of Ancoura through their commitment and participation in Ancoura.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - None of the above

Police record check required: Yes