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Member, Board of Directors

Organization: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Aug 30, 2019


General Member; Secretary, Board of Directors
Board Members act in a position of trust for the community and are responsible for the effective governance of the organization.
CCSN is looking for knowledge, expertise and skills in one or more areas of not for profit Board work: governance and policy development, fundraising, strategy and business planning, and human resources. Requires commitment to the work of the organization, attendance at events and reading of material to remain current, attendance at monthly Board meetings, active participation in discussions and deliberations of the Board, participation on a committee monthly.
Board members act at all times in the best interest of the organization and are aware of and abstain from conflicts of interest. Ethical participation and collaborative and positive approach required.
The secretary position has wide-ranging responsibilities. He or she is an active conduit for communication by giving proper notice of any meetings and timely distribution of material such as agendas, information relating to agenda items, and meeting minutes.
The secretary manages the organization’s records and related materials, providing advice and resources to the board on topics such as governance issues, regulatory body amendments, information that will assist them in fulfilling their fiduciary duties. As the custodian of the organization’s records, the secretary is responsible for maintaining accurate documentation and meeting any legal requirements such as periodic and annual filing deadlines. The secretary is responsible for reviewing and updating documents as necessary and ensuring all documents are safely stored and readily accessible.
Organizations are required by law and by custom to maintain certain records for several purposes, including: • accurate recollection of decisions; • determination of eligibility to vote; • continuity of policies and practices; and • accountability of directors and officers. The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements, and to enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board's business was conducted.


Mona Forrest



Volunteer Opportunity Address
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 210
Ottawa K2C 2B5


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

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

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Chance to join a leader in patient participation in health care, with a mandate to educate the public and policy makers about cancer survivorship and engage in and encourage research on ways to alleviate barriers to optimal cancer care in Canada.

CCSN is building a powerful cohort of trained patients-leaders to validate the patient lived experience in cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivor care and to participate in growing opportunities for the patient voice on healthcare decision-making bodies.
Get to know cancer and related organizations in the community.

How will the organization benefit?
Increases CCSN's commitment to volunteering; allows the organization to be exposed to new ideas and points of view.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors

Public transportation available: Yes