Member, Board of Directors
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy, Mental Health
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: April 20, 2022
Posted on:

Causeway Work Centre is inviting community-minded individuals to join our volunteer Board of
Directors. Causeway is a not-for-profit that helps people with mental illness and other challenges find meaningful, rewarding work and live more independently. By helping everyone reach their full potential, we are helping establish stronger and more inclusive communities.
We are currently looking for new members to contribute knowledge, energy and leadership in the
following areas:
• Finance/Accounting
• Charities/Corporate Law
• Mental Health/Social Services
• Data Analytics/Quality Improvement
• Local Employer/Business Consultant
• Fundraising
• Lived experience (as a former client of Causeway or by experiencing a barrier to employment)
A sample of board duties include:
• Setting policy and developing strategy to give direction to the organization.
• Ensuring that the resources necessary to achieve the goals of the organization are available.
• Approve the annual budget, audit reports and financial statements.
• Attend board meetings and engage in meaningful debate, including reviewing the agenda and
supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
• Support Causeway’s funding initiatives
• Directors are expected to serve on one or more Board committees focused on:
o Strategic Planning
o Finance
o Governance
o Fundraising

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The Causeway community is one of empathy, determination, and creativity. This approach allows us to transform lives by piloting new community ventures and leading the way in the area of social enterprise. Becoming a member of our Board of Directors is an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to this transformation while enriching your own professional and community engagement.
How will the organization benefit?
Causeway is supported by a volunteer board of directors who bring a broad range of skills and experience to the challenge of developing and evaluating how our organization creates lasting change in our community.
Volunteer location:
22 O'Meara Street Ottawa, Ontario


Hailey Hechtman
@Causeway Work Centre
Time it will take to contact applicants:


This position would be great for: Adults, Person with a disability or medical condition
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Accounting and Finance, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees), Legal/Advocacy, Mental Health
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Homeless, Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

Volunteer Considerations

  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
  • Share this volunteer opportunity

    Volunteer Application Form

    You are applying for a position with an outside organization through Volunteer Ottawa's website.
    Once you submit your application, it will go directly to the organization seeking volunteers. It is the organization's responsibility to contact you back. Please record the name of the organization whose opportunity you are applying to in case you need to contact them.

    Your Full Name*
    Your Email*
    Upload Resume (PDF file only)
    Maximum file size: 5 MB

    Previous Volunteer Experience

    Volunteer Role
    What year did you volunteer?
    Other relevant experience

    References 1

    Reference full name
    Phone Number

    Reference 2

    Reference full name
    Phone Number