Volunteer Posting 298

Board Members
Elizabeth Fry Toronto
Toronto Metro area
flexible / as needed
closes in 42 days (Tue, 25 May)

About Us

Elizabeth Fry Toronto delivers gender based, trauma informed services and advocates for justice and equity for women and non-binary people who are criminalized and their families. We envision communities where women are not criminalized. Elizabeth Fry Toronto has been providing services to women in conflict with the law since 1952.

Our Values:

  • COMPASSION: We honour women’s voices, experiences and resilience and prioritize women’s mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health.
  • EQUITY AND INCLUSION: We are a feminist organization and we challenge oppression in all its forms.
  • EXCELLENCE: We foster a collaborative culture based on self-reflection, continuous learning, effective partnerships, quality improvement and evidence based practice.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We are responsible to ourselves and to our stakeholders for using resources appropriately, communicating honestly and acting with integrity.

Information about our programs and services can be obtained at www.efrytoronto.org. This financially stable organization benefits from diverse funding sources and a dedicated staff that enable it to consistently provide high-quality services, and adapt and expand to meet the needs of its clients and the community.

Position Summary

The Board of Directors is a policy board comprised of committed and enthusiastic individuals who are knowledgeable in law, risk management, financial management, resource development and lived expertise of the criminal justice system. We are currently looking for 2 new Board members with a high degree of personal commitment to our cause. Successful candidates must be able to serve a three-year term and should have the energy to devote up to 8 hours per month involving:

  • Attending board meetings on the second Wednesday of every month (6pm-8pm) in person (currently via Zoom)
  • Participating on a board committee and/or project work
  • Attending annual events such as the AGM and strategic planning sessions

Currently we are looking for candidates who have the following expertise and skills in one (or more) of the following domains (but encourage anyone interested in the positions to apply):

  • Financial literacy
  • Prior experience on a board of directors
  • Lived experience within the justice system
  • Non Profit Housing / Real Estate Development
  • Human Resources and/or Organizational Development 

Elizabeth Fry Toronto is committed to recruiting members to its Board of Directors who reflect the diversity of the clients and community we serve. For that reason, we encourage applications from individuals who identify with any lived experiences in connection with the issues impacting the women we serve. These lived experiences include criminalization, trauma, oppression, poverty, homelessness, substance use, gender identity, and cultural considerations.

Indigenous People, People from African/Caribbean/Black communities, Racialized People, Ex-prisoners, People living with HIV/HCV, People with disabilities, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer People and people from historically under-represented equity seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Elizabeth Fry Toronto is committed to providing accommodation to people who are differently abled.

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