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Board of Director Nominations

Interested in being part of a Board of Directors that is making a difference in the lives of youth in Scarborough?  We’re seeking Board of Director nominations of people who share a passion for youth and are interested in serving ion this capacity for YouthLink.
YouthLink is a professional, innovative mental health agency based in Scarborough providing services that allow youth to thrive individually, and within their families and communities.   We are a registered charity and a United Way Anchor agency.  YouthLink is accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation and Children’s Mental Health Ontario.
The Board of Directors comprises of up to 12 members and is a policy governance board.   The Board is responsible for governing the organization that includes strategic planning, policy, financial oversight, and board self-management.

What you’ll get out of this experience

  • opportunity to assist youth in Scarborough
  • board experience and a chance to network with great people
  • opportunity to participate in matters of finance, governance, fundraising, community engagement, and strategic planning
  • satisfaction that comes from making a difference in peoples lives
  • a chance to give back to your community

Your commitment:

  • Three year term that may be renewed for a further three years, pending renewal and approval by the board
  • The board of directors meets September through June on the last Thursday of each month from approximately 5:30 – 8:30pm
  • Meeting locations are at the Kennedy office
  • Committees of the board typically meet during business hours, once a month either in person or by teleconference, according to their respective work agendas

Board member \responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in all matters of the board relating to good governance including strategic planning, financial oversight, policy setting, self-governance and oversight
  • Attend all board meetings, AGM, and special events
  • Assist in engaging the Scarborough community in YouthLink events
  • Be committed to the work of YouthLink and knowledgeable about our services
  • Be an advocate for the youth and families we serve
  • Participate on a minimum of one board sub-committee
  • Help to promote our special events, attend our signature fundraiser ‘BluesLink’, recommend sponsors, assist with ticket sales
  • Work as a team member by supporting the Board and the Executive Director

Nominations for 2019/2020:
The Board of Directors requires nominees who have many of the following skills:

  • Previous Board Experience in a Not-For-Profit
  • Knowledge of Scarborough or the Scarborough Business Community
  • Understanding of Diversity and Newcomer Issues
  • Specialties in Either:
  • Government Relations
  • Finance
  • Social Services / Mental Health
  • Human Resources
  • Diversity

We encourage nominations from diverse community members.  Please submit nominations including a resume and cover letter to Doug Harris, Chair of the Board Nominations Committee, 636 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, Ontario  M1L 4A8
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