Call for Nominations
to the Board of Directors of
the Ontario Regional Council

(October 11, 2020)

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Ontario Regional Council (“ONRC”) Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to serve on the board of directors. The Society is committed “To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.”

To accomplish this, we seek candidates with diverse backgrounds so that the range of communities that we serve can be represented in the deliberations and the decision making of the Society. They should be from varied backgrounds: ages, gender diverse, visible minorities, cultural or ethnic identity, abilities and socio-economic groups.

Board members act in the broad interest of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Ontario, not as representatives of specific Councils or Conferences. Skillsets needed to support the various enterprises of the conferences and councils across Ontario include: human resources, small business management, accounting and financial planning. Candidates need to understand the dynamics of volunteerism and leadership. This should include an awareness of social justice issues such as restorative justice, advocacy and systemic change. No single candidate will possess all of these qualities and skillsets but we hope to have that knowledge in the board as a whole.

Directors must be able to commit the time and energy required for a four-year term beginning on July 1st, 2021.

If you have interests, skills and experience in some of these areas and are interested in working with other directors in a collaborative environment to bring about a more just and equitable society, we want to hear from you.

Please download the Nomination Package before filling it in.

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