Board of Directors

Expiring today

Location
Oakville, Ontario
Salary
Volunteer
Posted
January 22, 2024
Closes
February 21, 2024
Job Sectors
Not for Profit
Job Type
Volunteer
CPA status
CPA Member

Board of Directors – 2024 Call for Nominations

 

Location:         Halton and the Greater Toronto Area

 

Role:                Volunteer directors (3) for the Board of Directors of Support House

 

Deadline:         February 23rd, 2024 at 5:00 PM

 

Format:               Application via email

 

 

 

About Us

 

OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS, AND OPEN POSSIBILITIES.

 

EVERYONE DESERVES SUPPORT.

 

 

 

Support House is a not-for-profit charitable agency that takes a values-driven approach to provide Mental Health and Substance Use support to our community with:

 

  • Person-directed supports that put people first. Connection and engagement through conversation so we can be reflexive and responsive. A culture that inspires health and wellness.

 

 

Housing: We offer a full range of supportive housing options for people unhoused with mental health and/or substance use concerns – from highly-intensive, staff-supported residences to community supports through rent subsidies with private landlords. The staff team supports multiple needs and assists in connecting with additional supports in the community such as interdisciplinary health teams. We support individuals to transition to more independent housing.

 

Support Coordination: We provide a menu of supports that responds to the needs of youth aged 16-24 and adults who experience mental and/or substance use issues in Halton. We offer support coordination, housing, peer support, harm reduction and trauma informed care with a DEI lens, navigation, and distress/crisis support.

 

Peer Support: The Centre for Innovation in Peer Support provides community and system capacity through offering accessible peer services and enhancing peer service capacity through training and mentorship for peers.

 

We facilitate, coordinate and meet multiple needs with agency and system partners.

 

Housing Development and Capital Campaign: We have two significant housing redevelopment projects currently underway with the Region of Halton:

 

  • Cornwall Road, Oakville – a $20M 5-storey 37 unit supportive housing apartment building (2026/27). Maria Street, Acton – a $8.7M 12 one-bedroom accessible apartment units supportive housing model (2025)

To fund these essential community projects, we need to plan and implement our first ever Capital Campaign with an ambitious goal to raise $4 million dollars.

 

 

 

 

About the Opportunity

 

The Support House Board of Directors is composed of volunteers who work and/or live in Halton and surrounding communities. The Board is responsible for effective governance and leadership for the organization.

 

The time commitment required for a director of the Board is approximately 60–70 hours per year. Meetings are held monthly on the last Monday of a month, in the evening, at the Oakville office or virtually.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with any of the following:

 

  • Fundraising and Capital Campaigns
  • Legal services
  • Healthcare (clinical and/or administrative) Community affiliation/access
  • Lived experience/caregiver of those with mental health and/or addiction Policy Development Grant Writing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Risk management
  • Performance measurement
  • Government relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing/PR/Communications
  • Voluntary management
  • Human resources

 

 

Please email your completed application—which could include a cover letter, resume, and any other materials that you believe are relevant— February 23rd, 2023 at 5:00 PM, to Heather Albertson, Project Coordinator, Support House, at heathera@supporthouse.ca.

 

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