Board Member Position
Are you looking to enhance your professional development and utilize your knowledge and expertise in a different way? Would you like an opportunity to give back to your community by supporting a non-profit organization where you can help make a difference?
Why not consider joining the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region’s (ILCWR) Board of Directors?
Anchored in consumer direction, the vision of the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region (ICLWR) is to help create a world where people with disabilities have the maximum opportunity to make choices over their lives.
We are currently seeking two (2) individuals to join our Board of Directors.
The ILCWR’s Board is forward thinking, has a formal governance structure in place, and is an active and dynamic board. It is one that encourages diversity of thought, experiences, and abilities.
Seeking to broaden our depth and breadth, we are looking for individuals with experience in one of the following disciplines/fields, as we recognize that diversity makes for a stronger Board:
- Health Care
- Persons with a disability (visible or invisible)
What Makes a Good Board Member?
- Strategic thinker
- Willingness to participate in meetings and share ideas; be respectful of the ideas of others
- Future focused
- Critical thought and evaluation of ideas and concepts
What is the Commitment?
- 3-year commitment
- Board meetings are held the last Monday of each month in Kitchener from 3-5 pm
- Participation in one committee membership (meetings held quarterly)
- Must come prepared for meetings and make the commitment to attend
Here’s what one of our current Board Members had to say about her board experience …
“I get to apply all my years of work expertise to a completely different industry, one that I never would have been exposed to if not for this experience. I have learned so much already and have certainly developed a greater appreciation for this sector. I feel good that I am contributing and my efforts are appreciated.”
We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Please advise us should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment & selection process.