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Preparing for Tomorrow's Children and Youth

  Share your voice with Lansdowne Children's Centre  

Board Member Application

Board Member Eligibility

  • Members (and therefore, applicants) must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Applicants must undergo background checks [police and Child & Family Services of Grand Erie] 

  • Connection with Lansdowne Children's Centre as a past client, client family or caregiver is beneficial, but is not a prerequisite for consideration.

The Board of Directors for Lansdowne Children’s Centre has a maximum of 16 voting members, and an Ex-Officio appointed Medical Director. 

Your Board Committment

  • Board members are required to attend monthly meetings, typically during midday.

  • The Board meets as a united group on alternating months.

  • Committees meet as sub-groups on alternate months and  as scheduled.

  • Board membership requires participation on a Committee.

  • One Board member also serves as a liaison to Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation Board

  • Participation and attendance at Centre and community functions, including Lansdowne Foundation events, is valued but not mandatory.

Application Questions

With a priority on diversity, equity and inclusion, our Governance Committee is seeking representation and participation from across our catchment area, including Brantford, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
 

We promote a welcoming environment, a safe place for free conversation about skills, services and supports needed to meet the interests and demands of the children, youth and families seeking services and programs at Lansdowne Children's Centre.

The demographic questionnaire is a guideline, not a directive. It is our intention is to promote awareness and outreach to new candidates. This outreach also inquires about skillsets representing current gaps in our board competencies.

The Lansdowne Children's Centre Board of Directors is committed to having a Board composition that reflects the cultural diversity of our community and the diverse population we serve with respect to age, gender, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGTBQ+, religion, ethnicity, etc. We encourage individuals with lived experience of marginalization to apply and self-identify in their application.

We encourage each candidate to consider all your life experiences that you feel could be value-added to our organization’s mission, and share what motivates you to want to volunteer your time and expertise in service of our clients: past, current and waiting, children, youth and their families.

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Please complete the following ratings so that we can include your knowledge, skills and experience along with that of current Board members.

Accounting/Finance
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Communications/Public Relations
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Facility Management
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Information Technology
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Law/Legal Process
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Lived Experience, Under- represented Population
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Organizational Development
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Parent/Caregiver of a Child with Special Needs
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Program and Service Planning/Management/Evaluation
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Public Sector Admininstration
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Recruitment/Training/Evaluation
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Risk Management
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Volunteer/Informed Citizen
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THANK YOU!

Please take a moment to write about yourself, expanding on areas where you feel your experience, skills and perspective will bring added value to our Board  conversations. Consider items like your education, career development, community involvement and lived experience. Please identify any factors you feel make your perspective unique, and impactful to converations about the services and supports that Lansdowne Children's Centre provides to children, youth and their families.

Thanks for applying!
We will RSVP by e-mail within 5 - 7 work  days.

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