Volunteer Posting 1639

Board Member
ARCH Disability Law Centre
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
Open to anyone in Ontario
less than 2 hours per week
closing tomorrow (Fri, 31 May)

ARCH is Seeking Board Members

ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) is a specialty legal clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of low-income persons with disabilities who live in Ontario. ARCH promotes the full social justice of persons with disabilities, and their realization of equal opportunities and full participation in society on an individual and systemic basis. ARCH provides a range of legal services throughout Ontario to persons with disabilities and is primarily funded by Legal Aid Ontario.

ARCH is seeking to fill one vacant position on its Board of Directors. It is expected that Applicants should have up to 10 hours a month to dedicate to ARCH. This includes preparation for (reading, reviewing, and commenting on materials) and attendance at evening Board meetings, Committee meetings, and participation at occasional daylong events or evening including planning meetings, and Annual General Meetings. ARCH reimburses directors for travel costs and covers disability accommodation expenses. The ARCH board meets via zoom every fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 pm.

Any person is eligible to be a Director of ARCH Disability Law Centre who:

(a) is a member of ARCH; and
(c) is not a current client; and
(d) is not a family member of:
    (i) current employee; or
    (ii) a current client; or
    (iii) a current Board member, and
(e) is not a current employee of another community legal clinic; and
(f) is legally competent to conduct business and enter contracts under the laws of Canada and its provinces.

Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to do the following:

  • Attend meetings regularly;
  • Participate in annual and long range planning for the organization;
  • Monitor the performance of the organization in relation to the strategic plan;
  • Read and understand a set of financial statements;
  • Develop, amend, and approve by-laws and governing policies; and
  • Be a member of at least one ARCH Board committee.

The Nominating Committee will review the list of prospective directors, interview selected applicants and do its best to nominate a slate of individuals who collectively cover as many of the skills, experience, and geographic coverage it has identified to strengthen the Board’s capacity to effectively lead ARCH. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. ARCH is a scent-free environment.

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