Volunteer Posting 1617

Board Director
Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC)
Eastern Ontario
Scarborough, ON
2 to 4 hours per week
closes in 3 days (Fri, 31 May)

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities (SCHC) is one of the most established and comprehensive community health organizations in the province. We employ approximately 300 staff, engage over 400 volunteers, and operate 40 distinct and integrated services across 10 sites that work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the diverse communities of Scarborough.

Our vision is to ignite the strength of community and we will do this through our commitment to providing accessible, equitable and transformational health and social service choices, for the well-being of diverse communities.

SCHC is an accredited (exemplary standing) comprehensive community health organization delivering a range of holistic health and wellness programs and social services from early years to end of life across Scarborough. Through a health equity lens, our integrated and accessible programming focuses on primary health and disease prevention services, community engagement, wellness support and health promotion. Direct support to vulnerable, racialized and marginalized community members in Scarborough is provided through our Food Bank market and hot meals, homelessness support, mental health and addictions services, EarlyON Family and Child Centre and dedicated social engagement programs. Our organization offers over 40 culturally competent programs in a variety of languages that reflect the population it serves across 10 different sites in Scarborough.

We are seeking dedicated, community-minded individuals to serve on our Board of Directors. As a skill based board that is representative of the diversity of Scarborough, we are currently seeking individuals with experience in:

  • Required:
    • Finance
  • Preferred:
    • Governance
    • Research
    • Advocacy
    • Fundraising



  • Interest, passion and/or sufficient knowledge and experience in serving Scarborough’s more vulnerable and marginalized residents.
  • Awareness of anti-racism/anti-oppression education and practices.
  • Strong interpersonal, team-management and communication skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of the following competencies: Leadership, Integrity, Reliability, Critical Thinking, Effective Communication Skills, Strategic Planning and Professionalism.
  • Available to:
    • Attend a monthly in-person evening Board meeting for approximately three (3) hours;
    • Participate in Board Committee meeting(s) for approximately two (2) hours a month.
    • Review pre-work for meeting(s) approximately three (3) hours a month

In alignment with our organizational value of inclusivity, it is our aim to have a Board which reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including Scarborough residents, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2S persons, and others.

Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.

For more information about our programs and services, please visit our website at www.schcontario.ca.

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