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Ausome Ottawa

Liisa Vexler
Executive Director
Ausome Ottawa

2451 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H 7X7

TEL: 6138981184

E-mail: liisavexler@ausomeottawa.com
Web: AusomeOttawa.com

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People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

Ausome Ottawa's mission is to enrich the lives of families living with autism through sport.

Our values:
No one should be excluded from sports. But for kids with autism, playing sports isn’t always easy. Sometimes, community programs are not designed to meet the needs of kids with autism. In other cases, financially stressed families just can’t afford to enrol, after they have paid for all their child’s therapies.

Ausome Ottawa exists to change this. Our vision of ‘Ausome’ is an opportunity for every kid with autism to participate in sports in a program that meets their needs.

We create programs that are provided free to families and which have just the right setting and support for this group of kids and their families. If the programs already exist in the community, Ausome Ottawa helps families to access them, either by providing the information and/or support they need.

Current research indicates that 1 in 68 kids live with autism. That means that, in Canada, 115,000 kids and teens are affected. Ausome Ottawa is the only organization in the community dedicated to providing sports programs to those living with autism.


Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ausome Ottawa
We are looking for volunteers to support kids with autism at various Ausome Ottawa sports programs. In the coming months, we are offering soccer, waterpolo, basketball, gymnastics and fundamental movement.

If you like kids and have an open mind, you will LOVE this opportunity.

Families welcome.
Reliable high school students welcome.
Location: Various sports venues throughout Ottawa
Deadline: Dec 31, 2018
Organization: Ausome Ottawa
Ausome Ottawa is looking for a treasurer to join the Board of Directors to help guide the transition from start up phase to the growth and establishment phase. As treasurer, you will help advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Ausome so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

Major areas of responsibility:

Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
Review of organizational and programmatic reports

Members of the board share additional responsibilities while acting in the interest of Ausome. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community. These responsibilities include:

-Organizational leadership and advisement
-Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees
-Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
-Oversight of program planning and evaluation
-Promotion of the organization
-Fundraising and outreach

Length of term: Two years, which may be renewed, pending approval of the board.

Meetings and time commitment:

The board of directors meets four times per year in the early evening. Meetings typically last 90 minutes, except the AGM, which is typically a bit longer. Board members are asked to attend no more than two additional special events or meetings per year, as they are determined.
Location: c/o House of Sport, 2451 Riverside Drive
Deadline: Nov 30, 2018