Making a Difference For
Children and Youth
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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 Foundation as a past client, client family, event participant or foundation partner is beneficial, but is not a prerequisite for consideration.
The Board of Directors for Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation 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 Board
Participation and attendance at Centre and community functions, including Lansdowne Foundation events, is valued but not mandatory.
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 Foundation 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.