Volunteer Posting 1514

Board Members
Action for Healthy Communities
Edmonton area
less than 2 hours per week
closes in 7 days (Thu, 29 Feb)

Action for Healthy Communities Society of Alberta –AHC Alberta (AHC)



AHC is an Edmonton-based registered charity working with individuals, families, and groups to build their individual capacities and communities. AHC works with all population groups, including immigrants and refugees, but particularly with equity-deserving groups and communities to build their capacity and help them successfully integrate into society.


AHC works with around 15,000-20,000 individuals annually through its collaborative programs and capacity-building strategies, including settlement and Integration, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Literacy and Skills Development, Children youth and families support, and volunteer opportunities. AHC’s supports are available in the Greeter Edmonton Area and Northern Alberta Small Towns in collaboration with hundreds of partners and stakeholders. The organization is governed by a diverse group of engaged professionals representing various sectors and areas, aligning with its vision, mission, and mandate.


AHC Board is looking for volunteer Board Members who are driven by the belief that all individuals, including newcomers, with their rich and diverse backgrounds, are critical to Canada's economic growth. The Board of Directors works with the Executive Director to ensure the organization's effective governance and meets monthly with a summer off every year. Occasionally, Board Members represent AHC at various forums and attend various community activities or events.


Being a policy board, the Board of Directors is responsible for effective governance by setting the organization’s strategic goals, direction, limitations, and accountability. Other critical areas of responsibility include policy development, organizational financial due diligence, and risk assessment management. Board Members may also participate in committee work and are expected to volunteer 2 to 3 hours a month.

Length of Term: 2 years extendable

Currently, AHC Board is looking to fill three (3) vacant board member positions with experience in one or more of the following areas:

●        Settlement and integration of newcomers /Human services areas

●        Community engagement, capacity building, and development

●        Marketing, communications, public relations, and

●        Human Resources Management and IT-related background and experience  

We are looking for a diverse group of committed individuals who want to make a difference in their community. The volunteer board position is an excellent opportunity to leverage your experience, add value, and make a difference by giving back to the community.


Previous board experience is an asset but not a requirement to be considered for these positions.

A criminal background check would be required.

How to Apply

Please include in your cover letter two professional references and how your experience and interests will help AHC in its commitment to facilitating the integration of individuals and families from various population groups into Canadian society. Please Clink this link to send your application and resume by Thursday, February 29, 2024.

For more details, please visit: http://a4hc.ca/action-for-healthy-communities-board-application-information/


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