Volunteer Posting 208

Board Members
Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre
Edmonton area
up to 2 hours per week
closes in 11 days (Fri, 11 Dec)

Are you looking to make a difference in your community?
Join the Norwood team and start making a difference today!

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre is an Edmonton based non-profit organization that has been supporting
children and families since 1963, with a vision of Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities. Our programs
and services are designed to strengthen and enrich families with children birth - 6 years old. Early childhood experiences
are aimed at fostering optimal child development and healthy parent-child attachment. Parent education opportunities
are created to support building the capacity of families. Family support services are provided to support families as the
child’s first and most important teacher. Information and referral is a key practice in supporting families to grow and learn
within their own communities. Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the social, emotional,
intellectual, language, physical and creative needs of children and families in the community. For more information,
please visit https://www.norwoodcentre.com.

We strongly believe that when we work with children, we do so within a trauma-informed and strength-based model, and
never in isolation of families and communities. Our programs focus on prevention and early intervention in early
childhood and family support.

Position Overview:
Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre (Norwood) is seeking 2 new members for the Board of Directors. This is an
opportunity to be involved with a well-established organization serving the needs of children and families in Edmonton.

We are looking for individuals who are interested in supporting our:
Healthy Children - Healthy Families - Healthy Community
Norwood builds on the strengths of children and families through support and education to optimize child development
and connect families to community.

Members of the Norwood’s Board of Directors are expected to provide leadership and direction in supporting the role
and purpose of the Centre and to set governance policies which oversee and sustain the delivery of quality programming
and services for the children and their families in the community.

As a Board member, you will act as a representative for the people and communities the agency serves. You will be an
ambassador for the Centre’s work and are responsible for contributing to effective governance and oversight of the
agency. You will be an active advocate who promotes the organization’s programs and supports Norwood’s overall
purpose and mission.

The Board of Directors’ Responsibilities Include:
• Providing guidance in the development and maintenance of the agency’s Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles.
• Being involved as a group in the approval of the annual budgetary and financial needs of the agency.
• Succession planning for the board positions and recruiting of new board members.
• Recruiting and evaluating the performance of the agency’s Executive Director.
• Involving the Executive Director, agency staff, clients served, funders and members of the community in the
strategic planning process of the agency’s goals, objectives and outcome evaluations.
• Taking on proactive responsibilities in the development of agency-wide fundraising activities if required.
Members are expected to role model in supporting tasks of fundraising and in providing leadership in
philanthropic support for the agency.
• Attending all scheduled board meetings, including the Annual General Meeting.
• Appointing Board committees in response to emerging need.
• Regularly reviewing the performance of the Board and taking steps to continually improve its performance.
Previous governance experience either working with or serving on a board would be a definite asset in this position.
• Approximately one board meeting every other month (2-3 hours/evening meeting)
• Availability to consult with the organization on matters related to your area of expertise
• Opportunity for participation on a board committee i.e. governance (1-2 hours/month as needed)
• Norwood Board members serve a two-year term with the option to serve subsequent terms, to a maximum of 8
• The term commences at the AGM held in February 2021

Board members are welcome to attend agency staff social events i.e. Annual Staff Awards Party, Annual Staff
Appreciation Breakfast and Annual Staff Fun Day. *Due to Covid-19 there are currently some restrictions


How to Apply:
If you are interested in partnering with Norwood to make a difference in the lives of children and families, please forward
your résumé along with a letter of intent specifically detailing the following (maximum 500 words):
• Statement of Intent: Why do you wish to serve on the Norwood Board?
• Governance Experience: Please indicate your experience (volunteer, work or education) related to board
governance, including previous and current board service (boards served, length of time, positions held,
significant contributions).
• Areas of Expertise: Please list your areas of professional experience. Examples include: Legal expertise,
sustainability expertise, strategic planning, communications, marketing and sales, community relations,
public/media relations, human resources, information technology, non-profit experience, financial
management, government relations, leadership, supporting people with disabilities, other.

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis,
New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTQ2S+ communities.

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