Board of Directors

Opportunity ID: 3031

Organization Details
Organization Name: Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities
Address: 909-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B9
Website: http://mlpd.mb.ca
Organizational Description: The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) is a provincial not-for-profit organization that promotes accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities.

We are a group of experienced, diverse, influential and engaging staff and volunteers who educate and offer expert advice in a wide range of topics and issues relating to accessibility.

MLPD works locally, provincially and nationally by contributing to other community initiatives and organizations like the Council for Canadians with Disabilities (CCD).

MLPD is dedicated to making a fully accessible province where all people, no matter ability, are provided the same rights and freedoms.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) is a provincial not-for-profit organization that promotes accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities.
MLPD is seeking individuals from across the province to serve on our Council (Board of Directors). Council members will support our mission to promote accessibility and inclusion for people of all abilities.

Board members will be appointed by the current council to serve until the next AGM in June of 2019, and are expected:
-to participate in Board meetings (usually held monthly by conference call with approximately three in-person meeting yearly);
-must be member in good standing with MLPD;
-lived experience with a disability is an asset.
Skills Required: We are looking for people who are passionate about disabilities and bring knowledge and/or skills in one or more areas of board governance, business related skills, legal skills, or accessibility knowledge and the ability to work within the community for building partnerships and relations.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Have worked or currently work within the community of persons with disabilities.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Meetings are usually 60 to 75 minutes by conference call; typically at 5:15 pm. In between meetings members may be asked to participated in other related activities depending on time availability, skills and the needs of MLPD.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Central
Eastman
Interlake
Norman
Parkland
Thompson
Westman
Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Opportunity to work within the community of persons with disabilities.
How to Apply: Email: operations@mlpd.mb.ca
Closing Date: Jan 8, 2019
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