Member of the Board of Directors
Volunteer Types: Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees)
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Poverty/Social Justice
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: October 31, 2023
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Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer position with a charitable organization that supports children, youth and families? Since 1976, the Parent Resource Centre (PRC) has helped build confident, resilient families. With a staff team of 10, we provide engaging high-quality, in-person and virtual, supportive resources and practical approaches to parents, children, youth and caregivers.

We are looking for two committed volunteers to join our Board of Directors! The ideal candidates will have board experience, an understanding of the non-profit, charitable sector, some experience with the early years and/or social services sector and a keen interest in promoting our organization. Communications experience is also an asset!

If you are passionate about our mission and vision, share our values and want to provide meaningful input into the oversight of the organization, please apply to join our enthusiastic and diverse Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets seven times per year and committees meet monthly. Members act as ambassadors for the organization and serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for a maximum of six consecutive years.

Requirements and Qualifications:
– All members will review and approve, with the Board, PRC’s policies, annual budget, audit reports and meet all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
– All members will have a strong business acumen, a passion for improving the lives of children, youth and families, a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, and an ability to facilitate and build consensus among diverse individuals.

PRC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our organization. We actively seek racialized and Indigenous persons, people with disabilities and additional diverse identities to join our team.

If you are eager to share your knowledge, experience and expertise to assist in supporting Ottawa families, please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in applying to join the Board of Directors and please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is a great opportunity to become involved in your community. When we help parents, we help children.
Volunteer location:
300 Goulburn Crescent, Ottawa, ON - However, we are currently holding most meetings virtually.


Paula Coons
@Parent Resource Centre
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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Board Leadership, Communications and Marketing, Fundraising, Governance (Boards, Committees)
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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