You can make a difference!
Would you like to:
- Help enhance the well-being of people in our community?
- Make a difference for people living with mental illness?
- Promote optimism, equality, and inclusiveness?
Join the Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin, Board of Directors!
Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin (CMHA Peel Dufferin) is the leading client-driven, community-based mental health organization serving the Region of Peel. CMHA Peel Dufferin champions good mental health for everyone and supports the full participation of those with mental illness and addictions in the life of the community. In addition to providing a variety of mental health services, we are committed to community development, mental health awareness and addressing the stigma surrounding mental illness.
We are currently recruiting Directors who are committed to mental health as part of the broader healthcare system. The Board of CMHA Peel Dufferin operates under a results-based governance model, is accountable for achievement of the strategic directions of the organization and for ensuring that its fiduciary “duty of care” is fully exercised.
General competencies required of Board members include the ability to:
- articulate ideas and opinions clearly
- understand and interpret the organization’s by-laws, strategic plan and basic financial and operating statements
- collaborate with, and respect the opinions of others
We have a particular need for candidates with knowledge, skills, and experience in finance and accounting and/or who are fluent in both official languages.
We are also seeking candidates with expertise in the following areas:
- strategic planning
- health services
- quality assurance
- marketing and communications
- fundraising / resource development
- community engagement and advocacy
- legal services
CMHA welcomes and values diversity and our Board strives to reflect the diverse makeup of Peel Region and the range of skills needed to guide the work of CMHA Peel Dufferin. People who are also consumers/survivors of the mental health system and/or family members, as well as those from the youth sector are particularly encouraged to apply. Terms will begin at the Annual General Meeting in September, 2017.