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members to join volunteer Board of Directors


Organization: VHA Health & Home Support

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Jul 30, 2021


The VHA Board of Directors is a policy governance, skills-based Board. Through a robust nominations process, directors are assessed for specific skills and experience, and elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term. Appropriate Directors and Officers Liability Insurance is in place. At this time, we are pleased to receive applications to the Board of Directors from residents of Eastern Ontario.

We are seeking people with the following essential competencies and qualities:
* respect for the views of others
* free of influence/no conflict of interest other than the best interests of VHA (eg not an employee, contractor or client of VHA, or an immediate family member of an employee, contractor, client or another director of VHA;
* objectivity
* an understanding of the range of obligations and constraints imposed upon individual Directors and the Board, and the difference between governance and management
* enthusiasm and capacity for critical thinking and conflict resolution
* sensitivity to Ottawa's diverse cultural and linguistic environment
* the ability to participate and communicate effectively with others; and
* personal and professional integrity, wisdom and judgement.

At this time, Directors that possess the following would strengthen the Board:
1. specific skills and expertise in:
* housing / property management / construction
* human resources / labour relations
* financial management & investments
* general interest in community-based health & social services
* general business and management.

2. Basic understanding of:
* local healthcare needs, issues and trends
* financial and legal matters.


Valerie Bishop de Young


Ext: 249

Volunteer Opportunity Address
250 City Centre Avenue
suite 700


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

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
VHA provides community-based health care services to the residents of the city of Ottawa. You can assist us to help shape the future of community-based care within the greater city of Ottawa.

How will the organization benefit?
At VHA, the Board of Directors acts in unity, as one, in support of all decisions. In order to get to good decisions, we value the skills and expertise that each individual Director brings to the Board table. A variety of perspectives provides for informed discussion.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+); Families; Persons with a disability

Public transportation available: Yes

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes