Board Member - Volunteer

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Meta Centre
Toronto (Region), Ontario
June 12, 2019
June 20, 2019
Ruth Sandland
Job Level
Board Member
Employment Type
Designations Required/Preferred


Meta Centre is a community-based, charity that provides services and supports for the social inclusion of people with developmental disabilities.  With an annual approximate budget of $20M from various funding sources (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, Meta Foundation fundraising and direct user payments), our services include: 24 hour Residential; Supported Independent Living; Community Participation in our 5 day program locations in North York, Scarborough, Vaughan and Richmond Hill and Respite offered to youth and adults.  From our grass-roots beginning, Meta Centre has evolved to a streamlined and efficient community-driven organization that supports approximately 500 children, youth and adults, to live their best life. 

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Meta Centre.


Meta Centre is seeking a passionate and motivated volunteer director with a range of skills and/or experience to complement our current board, especially in areas of public relations, government relations, human resources, community development, communications, IT, marketing and social media.

Time Commitment:

  • The Board meets 10 times per year; each director should be available to serve on at least one committee.
  • Board members are expected to serve, at least, one 2-year term


  • Provide strategic leadership to the organization, ensuring that the mission, vision, and values are upheld
  • Represent the organization and actively participate in committee meetings and Board meetings
  • Review strategy and contribute to annual operation plans through constructive planning and manage relationships with our corporate and community partners
  • Be willing to serve on a minimum of one committee (e.g. Governance, Finance, etc.)
  • Approve the annual budget, audit reports and review monthly activities as presented in the monthly financial reports
  • Participate in Meta Foundation fundraising and other relevant special events


  • Demonstrated professional , executive or leadership experience and accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 
  • Experience in fundraising and/or marketing
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


    Please forward a letter of interest and resume, highlighting relevant qualifications and experience to by June 15, 2019.   We thank all applicants; however, only those who are to be interviewed will be contacted.

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