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Call for Candidates – PAL Ottawa Board of Directors


Organization: PAL Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 4

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jun 5, 2020


Join the Board of Directors of PAL Ottawa, a dedicated group of community leaders working together to offer vulnerable senior artists and arts workers in the Capital affordable housing and personal support in a creative, caring community so they can continue to live, create and inspire.

PAL Ottawa is a non-profit charity, the eighth chapter of PAL Canada, a network leading the way in creating affordable housing for arts workers plus a volunteer peer assistance program called Supporting Cast. PAL Ottawa’s goal is to create a centre for senior artists and arts workers age 55+ from all disciplines. This centre will provide housing and amenities such as studio and performance space, bringing artists together to continue their journey as creators, performers, teachers and mentors.
The role of board members is to ensure good management and governance of the organization. Members of the Board bear a fiduciary duty to PAL, its mission and its supporters. Members serve for a renewable 2-year term and, as a working board, are active volunteers taking on responsibilities. In pursuing their duties of care, diligence and loyalty, members are expected to come prepared for meetings, ask questions, actively participant in events and fundraising, and serve on one committee.

Time commitment includes approx. 8 hours per month for monthly board meetings, committee meetings and other activities depending on the area of activity.

Desired Competencies

If PAL Ottawa’s mission inspires you and you are interested in putting your experience and energy to work for a good cause, the Nominating Committee is looking for skills and knowledge in:

Social services and affordable housing
Major Project Management
Fundraising – annual and capital campaigns
Financial management
Public relations and Advocacy
Non-profit organization administration

Previous board experience is preferred but not essential.


Matthew Behrens


Volunteer Opportunity Address


Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Communications and Marketing; Accounting and finance; Governance (Boards, Committees)

You will be working with: Disadvantaged; Seniors; Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Great chance to get in on the ground floor of an exciting initiative that will enhance the cultural life of the capital while supporting senior arts workers.

How will the organization benefit?
As we grow our brand and services, an expanding board will enable us to do new outreach, fundraising, and support work to achieve our goals.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

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

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