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Board recruitment for a 2-year term - 2019-2021


Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 4

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Apr 30, 2019


Integrated community health and social services that provides programs and services focused on family and community health: primary care, health promotion and chronic disease management, addictions and mental health services, community development and engagement, consumption and treatment services, harm reduction and medical and social services to people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or Hep C.


Cristina Coiciu


Ext: 2505


Volunteer Opportunity Address
221 Nelson Street


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

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; 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); Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Community health centres reflect the understanding that health is within the control of the individual and the community. CHCs are governed by a community-based board to ensure accountability and responsiveness to the needs of their own particular community. Board members represent community residents, clients, and generally reflect the population of the community served. They may also be professionals and others who have expertise in some areas, such as financial management or health policy.

Health centre boards are empowered through the Ontario Business Corporation Act (1990), to carry out their duties and responsibilities. Community health centre boards in Ontario have the same legal responsibilities of financial viability and quality of care and service, as a hospital board, but do not have the formalized structures and processes by legislation (i.e. the Public Hospitals Act). Rather, CHC boards must ensure that quality improvement and financial management responsibilities are met. While CHC boards lack a legislative framework, they have the benefit of control over policy, programming and financial decisions.

How will the organization benefit?
The Centre serves clients in Ottawa region, and invites people who live or work Ottawa to become involved as volunteers on our Board of Directors and/or Board Committees. If you:
- are aware of SHCHC’s role in the community and support our mission,
- are 18 years of age or older,
- have awareness of current health and social issues,
- are a resident of the City of Ottawa,
- can commit to monthly meetings, advocacy and networking activities for a two-year term,
call Cristina Coiciu to find out whether this volunteer opportunity is right for you. We particularly welcome those who reflect the rich diversity of people living in Sandy Hill, Old Ottawa East and Lowertown. Right now, we have four Board openings for individuals who:
- have links with the Francophone community;
- and/or are registered clients of our Centre;
- and/or are new to Canada.
For more information about who we are and what we do, please visit our website at www.shchc.ca

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes