Call for Board Members

Organization Details
Organization Name: Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada Inc
Address: RPO Grant Park, PO Box 61019
Winnipeg MB  R3M 3X8
Organizational Description: The Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada Inc. (WHRFC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research to improve women's physical, social and mental well-being by granting student scholarships and awards that help advance health studies in women.

Since 1992, the WHRFC has been awarding scholarships to full-time graduate students at the University of Manitoba who demonstrate academic excellence and whose research concentration is in the area of women's health. Scholarship awards are issued on behalf of the WHRFC by the University of Manitoba.

To find out more about the WHRFC, visit our website at:
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5062
Description of Duties:

The Women's Health Research Foundation of Canada Inc. (WHRFC) is searching for volunteer board members who can share their skills, talent and experience to help position the organization to achieve its goals of research, education, advocacy and fundraising.

Board members are an integral part of the organization and will be required to:

• Attend board meetings, committee meetings and general membership meetings, including the annual general meeting.

• Complete assigned work between meetings, including preparing for meetings by reading agendas, reports and background material.

• Participate and engage in discussions at meetings; ask probing questions and seek relevant answers before voting.

• Attend and support our fundraising and annual giving events, including identifying potential supporters that may assist in developing revenue opportunities.

• Regularly promote the WHRFC within their professional network.

For board members, the time commitment is approximately three to five hours each month. Board meetings are held in Winnipeg up to 8 times per year in both virtual and in-person for flexibility.

These are volunteer positions with no financial compensation.

The WHRFC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion to reflect the community it serves. We encourage applications from people with diverse abilities and backgrounds. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Skills Required:

Dedicated volunteer board members are champions for the organization. The board is looking to recruit members with experience in one or more of the following areas:

• fundraising and event experience

• board leadership and governance

• finance and management

• teamwork and collaboration

• big picture thinking and strategic vision

• non-profit sector support

Communications Officer

The WHRFC board is also considering a dedicated position for Communications Officer possessing experience in:

• public relations, marketing and social media

• creativity in graphic design and website management

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Suitable opportunity for those that are looking to enhance their professional experience through volunteer roles and for those seeking philanthropy activities in retirement.

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
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: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Dec 11, 2023
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