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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Gillian’s Place calling for applications for Director at Large 

 Call for Applications for Director at Large 

Gillian’s Place 

Gillian’s Place is a Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to offer hope, safety, support and empowerment to end violence against women through service, education and advocacy. Gillian’s Place offers safe shelter and community-based support to women and children who are fleeing violence. Whether they are living in our shelter or in the community, women receive counselling, legal information and advice, community referrals and individualized support to help them transition into living independently.

Description of Position 

The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership to the organization by committing to excellence in governance and supporting organizational health for optimum achievement of its goals and mandate. The 10 member volunteer board is comprised of a team of business and community leaders with combined experiences and skillsets necessary for effective governance.

We currently have a priority for individuals with board governance experience, legal expertise, strategic planning and implementation, feminist philosophy as well as those with Niagara business community ties. 

All members have a personal passion for volunteering and for making a difference in the lives of those touched by violence against women.

Responsibilities 

Directors meet once monthly on Thursday evenings from September through June; the Annual General Meeting is held each September. Board members are also required to participate on one or more of the following standing committees: Finance, Governance, Strategic Planning and Fund Development. Committee meetings are typically held quarterly. Please browse our website to learn more about Gillian’s Place, the important work that we do, and how you can make a difference! Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and recent resume to the attention of the Board Selection Committee, care of tanja@gilliansplace.com.

Board elections will take place in September; please apply as soon as possible as interviews will be set for July and August.