Status: Volunteer Opportunity
Commitment: 6-8 hours per month, 2-year term, option to renew
Location: Toronto, Ontario
The Child Development Institute (CDI) is a leading Toronto-based multi-service Agency providing a range of mental health, family violence and child care services to over 4,000 children, youth and their families each year. CDI has a strong commitment to responding to the unique needs of the clients we serve and to continuous service improvement through program evaluation, research and training.
Built on a legacy of more than 100 years of helping children and families, CDI receives funding from a number of sources, including all three levels of government, the United Way of Greater Toronto, foundations, corporations, service clubs, employee groups and individual donors and through parent fees in its child care centres.
Accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, CDI offers evidence-informed services to children ages 0-12 and youth ages 13-18 and their families. Please visit the CDI website for details.
We are seeking four committed individuals with a passion for child, youth and family wellbeing to join as volunteer members of our Board of Directors for a 2 year-term. The Board of CDI is responsible for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the charitable corporation. Directors must not receive any compensation, gift or personal benefit as a member of the Board.
You will begin by lending your expertise as a community member to one of our Board committees. You are committed and have expertise in one of these four areas:
In addition to these areas of functional expertise, the Board will prioritize candidates who bring diverse backgrounds, identities and lived experiences and who reflect the communities and populations served by CDI. CDI is committed to expanding the range of perspectives that inform decisions facing the organization to broaden our impact with children, youth and families. As our newest member of the Board, and an active ambassador for the values, mission and vision of CDI, you will begin by joining one of the Board Committees, actively participating in committee meetings and lending your expertise to achieve the committee’s and organization’s mandate. After the completion of a three-month CDI Board committee experience, you will meet with members of CDI’s Governance and Nominating committee to discuss a longer-term commitment and participation on the CDI Board.
What’s in it for you?
As a Board member and advocate for CDI's mission, you will play a pivotal role in helping to create a future in which all families can access inclusive, responsive, evidence-based services that make a meaningful, tangible difference to children’s mental health, early learning, and development.
As a Board member, you will:
What you bring:
The following are required to fulfill the director’s duties and obligations:
If you're excited about this role but your experience aligns differently with every requirement, we encourage you to apply. While specific qualifications are strictly required, others can be based on various experiences, backgrounds, and knowledge. We can't promise an interview, but we will consider your whole application. The deadline to apply is Feb 29th 2024.
What you can expect from our Volunteer Board Member interview process:
CDI is firmly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America and the world, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to providing equitable opportunities in employment and to providing a workplace which is free from discrimination and harassment. We are equally committed to providing an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you require accommodations, please reach out to us at .
Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links displayed within the posting will take you to external sites where the same disclaimer applies.
Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!