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Committtee Chair - Social Inclusion


Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Flexible; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Aug 27, 2021


Committee Chairs provide leadership and direction to their specific committee to achieve its work. They work closely with and are supported by committee members, staff, the Board, and others in the community. They are knowledgeable regarding the issues that their committee represents.

Chair, Social Inclusion

Do you know what it feels like to be invisible? Have you been affected by ageism? Are you passionate about ensuring all older adults are connected? If so, we’d like you to Chair our Social Inclusion Committee.

At the COA we believe all older adults can, and should, be socially engaged and have opportunities and support services in their community to connect them with others and needed services. The Social Inclusion Committee works to identify issues of at-risk groups in particular, and possible actions that can be taken.

As Chair of the Social Inclusion Committee your facilitation and organizational skills will ensure the committee is focused on achieving its goals. Your passionate leadership and oversight of the logistics of the committee’s operations will ensure a smooth operation. Workplans, with the assistance of the Advocacy Chair and senior staff, are developed by you and the Committee each year. Collaboration with COA Committees, City staff, and other organizations is key to making an impact in combating isolation and loneliness while creating opportunities for inclusion and connectedness.

French and English language skills would be an asset. We also recognize the diversity of the population we serve and encourage applicants who reflect this diversity.


Sarah Bercier


Ext: 102


Volunteer Opportunity Address
217-815 St-Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7


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

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The COA offer an intimate and dynamic environment where the right person will be able to grow and utilize their skills while benefiting older adults in the Ottawa area by contributing to making our city more age friendly.

How will the organization benefit?
The COA will benefit through the development of a well thought-out and sustainable plan to provide services to Ottawa's older adults.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Seniors (65+)

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes