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Secretary, Board of Directors


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: 1

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Aug 6, 2021


ELTOC is looking to recruit a dedicated individual to join our volunteer board of directors in the position of Secretary who shares our vision of building a strong, inclusive, multicultural community. The ideal candidate will have:
• A commitment to ELTOC ’s mission, vision and objectives
• A collaborative and teamwork approach
• Effective communication skills
• Excellent writing and recording skills
• Willingness to commit approx. 6-8 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: finance, governance, social media and communications, planning, policy development and management, 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.
In addition to the general responsibilities outlined in the Board member role description, the Secretary will:
• Capture accurate minutes from board meetings
• Ensure minutes are completed and distributed in a timely manner
• Contribute to development of board meeting agendas
• Ensure that the records and books of ELTOC are being properly kept and maintained.


Rashed Nabi



Volunteer Opportunity Address
108 - 404 McArthur Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1K 1G8


Good for people interested in: Administration/Office

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
ince 1991, English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC) 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. The organization is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) through its Language Instruction to Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program. ELTOC makes a significant difference in the lives of newcomers each year, helping them to gain confidence and community ties that help them to integrate into Canadian Society. In response to Covid-19, ELTOC has been delivering its program online since March 2020. See www.eltoc.ca for more information about ELTOC.

Organization category: Education and research

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

Police record check required: Yes