Volunteer Posting 1178

Board Member
Work From Home - From Anywhere
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 14 days (Wed, 5 Apr)

For over 20 years, FamilySmart has been supporting child and youth mental health by helping families and other caring adults. We know children, youth and young adults can do better when the adults who care about them are supported. 

About Us:

  • FamilySmart connects with over 10,000 young people and families every year. We have no waitlists and there is no cost to families for our services.
  • FamilySmart currently serves all communities in BC, as well as the Edmonton region of Alberta with our operating partner CASA and we are working on expanding our programs. 
  • We provide emotional support, information, resources, and help in navigating services for parents & caregivers of a child, youth or young adult with a mental health and/or substance use challenge.
  • FamilySmart’s Working Well Together training and workshops invite families, young people and professionals to come together to enhance their understanding of each other and better support child and youth mental health. 
  • Every year we lead the celebration of National Child & Youth Mental Health Day on May 7th  with the message “I Care About You”.


FamilySmart is looking for up to 3 new people to join our Board of Directors.

The Role of the Board of Directors:

The board is composed of volunteers who are responsible for the governance of the organization. The Board operates in compliance with the BC Societies Act and the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency. The Board’s direct responsibilities do not include day-to-day operations or management of the organization, but rather setting strategic direction, policy-making, and financial oversight.

About You: 

We are seeking dedicated people from diverse backgrounds and successful candidates are encouraged to leverage their personal and professional connections to work with our President and CEO and Senior Leadership Team to help in meeting the needs and growth of the organization. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting young adults who want to enhance how we help families by lending their perspective on how adults can support the mental health of young people. Along with your perspective, our board is seeking members with professional experience in finance with any industry, in fundraising, in marketing or as healthcare providers working as part of multidisciplinary teams.

Location of Meetings:

Hybrid meetings (Virtual & in person in Vancouver once a year in the Fall)

Responsibilities & Time Commitment:

  • Attend 5 board meetings/year (held on weekday afternoons)
  • Participate in one Board committee (approx. 4 meetings/year)
  • Available to volunteer their time for approx. 4-6 hours/every 2 months
  • Attend in-person Board meeting annually in the Fall in Vancouver, BC
  • Members hold office for a period of three years, which can be renewed one time

To Apply:

If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity, please provide a detailed cover letter and a copy of your resume to the attention of Keli Anderson, President & CEO at

*(Legal name IF National Institute of Families Foundation for Child and Youth Mental Health)


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