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Board of Directors Member

Organization: English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC)

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Jun 21, 2019


Since 1991, English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (www.eltoc.ca) has been providing individualized and accessible home-based English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring to eligible adult newcomers who cannot attend regular ESL classes by matching them to trained volunteers in the community. We also have a program geared specifically to helping Syrian refugees who can’t attend school by organizing them into small groups that are taught by certified TESL teachers.

English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC) is looking to recruit a dedicated individual who shares our vision to build a strong, inclusive, multicultural community to join our volunteer Board.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A commitment to ELTOC’s mission, vision and objectives
• A collaborative and teamwork approach
• Effective communication
• Willingness to commit approx. 5-8 hours per month including for Board meetings, usually held the 3rd Thursday evening of the month plus some flexibility to attend occasional events
• Skills or knowledge in one or more of the following areas: strategic planning, finance, communications, governance, program evaluation or fundraising
• Understanding of the challenges faced by newcomers to Canada (e.g., second language acquisition, settlement, etc.) and commitment to advancing the opportunities and capabilities of newcomers
• Previous experience with a non-profit Board or community group is an asset

Qualified candidates, who share our vision to build a strong, inclusive, multicultural community, are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to hr@eltoc.ca by June 21, 2019. All submissions will be reviewed; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information, please feel free to contact Julie Somers, Board Chair, at 613-899-7030.


Julie Somers, Board Chair



Volunteer Opportunity Address
404 McArthur Avenue


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

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians

Organization category: Education and research

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks

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

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes