Board Director

Organization Details
Organization Name: Initiatives For Just Communities
Address: 302-1200 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3G 0T5
Website: https://www.initiativesjc.org/wpblog/
Organizational Description: Initiatives for Just Communities walks with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities, and those currently or previously incarcerated, to help them to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their communities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Directors are expected to carry out their duties to the Organization with loyalty, honesty and good faith via,

The Duty of Care - The duty of care requires directors to approach their work on behalf of the Organization with due diligence and care, taking seriously their responsibilities and power to govern the Organization according to all relevant legal and ethical standards, and looking out for the best interests of the organization, its programs and its participants.

To fulfil their duty of care obligations, a Director must:

- Ensure that the Board of Directors meets regularly
- Attend meetings of the Board of Directors whenever reasonably possible
- Be thoroughly informed about any decisions the Board has to make and ensure that they are provided in a timely manner before the Board meeting with all relevant documents including agreements, financial reports and information, legal opinions and other information necessary to make knowledgeable and informed decisions at the Board meeting
- Exercise independent judgment when voting in all corporate decisions, and not simply vote with the majority for no well-informed reason
- Ensure that minutes of meetings of the Organization are kept and accurately reflect any comments or votes in opposition to matters acted upon
- Carefully review all reports relating to the Organization's financial affairs, as submitted to the Board.
- With the assistance of senior staff, carefully review and participate in formulating the annual budget and strategic plan
- Understand and comply with the stated purposes of the Organization as provided for in the by-laws of the Organization
- Understand and carry out the director's obligations under the Organization's bylaws, including the requirement to call an annual general meeting and to provide information to the members at that meeting
- Require senior management to provide them with any ongoing operational and program information
- Monitor and supervise the chief staff person and regularly assess his or her performance
- Be aware of all internal policies affecting the organization and ensure that certain key policies are in place
- Be aware of the laws affecting the Organization and obtain necessary legal and accounting advice
Skills Required: Skills and experience in any of these areas would be helpful business development, finance, human resources, board governance, social services, intellectual disabilities, residential services, restorative justice, fundraising, and legal expertise.
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
Our meetings take place every two months and are usually two hours long. There may be other time commitments if you serve on a committee.
Location of volunteer opportunity: 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: Orientation
How to Apply: Email: executivedirector@initiativesjc.org
Closing Date: Nov 11, 2022
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