Volunteer Board Member

Job Location: Board meetings typically occur virtually or in Halton (Burlington)
Program: Board of Directors
Job Type: Volunteer
Number of Positions: 2-3
Start Date: September 2023
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023
Reports To: Board Chair

Equal Opportunity

Woodview strives to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within equity categories of persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code. Woodview is committed to equity and diversity and a positive and supportive environment.

Youth who are age of majority are welcome and encouraged to apply for a role on the Board.

What We Do

In operation since 1960, Woodview is a non-profit organization that offers a broad spectrum of services for children and youth facing mental health challenges and individuals of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  We support individuals and families to build on their strengths and reach their potential.  Our services are flexible and responsive to the needs of individuals and families.  At Woodview, we measure the results of our services to make sure that they are as effective as they can be.  We serve the communities of Halton, Hamilton and Brant.

Woodview is funded by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.  This funding is supported by private fee-based services, grants, and donations.

Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors

Woodview’s Board offers an opportunity to work with a committed group of people to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.  The Board focuses on effective governance, outcome measurement, financial and human resources stewardship, fundraising and donor development, performance monitoring and accountability, and risk management.  This is an excellent opportunity to expand your own abilities and provide leadership at a strategic level.

Requirements include:

  • A commitment to Woodview’s mission, vision, and values
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in all Board meetings (7 per year on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 p.m.)
  • Membership on a minimum of one committee of the Board, meeting an average of 3 – 4 times per year
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a reflection of and / or connection to one or more of the communities Woodview serves (Halton, Hamilton, Brant)

We are currently particularly interested in candidates with the following competencies:

  • Lived experience with and / or a connection to mental health or autism
  • Finance professionals
  • Human Resource professionals
  • Previous Board governance experience is considered an asset
Timeline – Recruitment & Onboarding
  • Applications for the Volunteer Board Member position are due February 28, 2023.
  • Interviews will take place in April / May 2023.
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend a Board meeting in June 2023.
  • Successful candidates will be appointed as new Board Directors / Members in September 2023.
  • Orientation for new Board Directors / Members will take place in October / November 2023.
How To Apply

For additional information about this opportunity or to express interest, please contact:

Christa Peardon
Executive Coordinator & Board Liaison, Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services

Tel: (905) 689-4727 ext. 110
E-mail: cpeardon@woodview.ca

Please Reference: Board of Directors