Volunteer Board Member

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Date Posted September 25, 2023
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name Make-A-Wish Canada
Contact Name Allyson Toye
Mailing Address 3602 Millar Ave
City Saskatoon
Postal Code S7P 0B1
Phone Number 306-850-9474
Fax Number
Email Address sk@makeawish.ca
Web Site www.makeawish.ca
Position Title Volunteer Board Member
Job Description

Seeking inspired leaders to join Make-A-Wish® Canada’s Board of Directors
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a
quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s
treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and
emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. As an independently operating affiliate of
Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading
children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in
more than 50 countries worldwide.

Make-A-Wish Canada is searching for six (6) new directors for our Board who can strategically
steward our staff and volunteers to fulfill our mission to grant life-changing wishes.

If you are interested in applying to be a director we invite you to send your resume and cover
letter, quoting the reference Board of Directors, in the subject line of the email by
November 30,2023
Make-A-Wish® Canada
Allyson Toye
Chapter Director
All applications will be reviewed by our Nominating Committee and selected candidates will be
invited to an interview. The Nominating Committee will make recommendations to the full Board
in January 2023. It is anticipated that new Board members will commence their three-year term in
April 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an
interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please

Skills Required We need board members with passion, experience, commitment and diversity. Passion: We need believers and promoters of our mission – to deliver as many life-changing wishes for children across this country and to ensure a sustainable infrastructure, engaged referral sources, and a funding network supported by donors and volunteers. Experience: We know that delivering our mission and achieving our priorities will require skills and strengths from new Directors to strategically support our leadership team in the areas of: • Financial Stewardship: You have an aptitude for financial analysis, can help position the organization for growth and ensure compliance. • Levering Digital Platforms: You know how to use technology platforms to connect with donors, sponsors and foundations and can work with our fundraisers to offer support and make a difference. • Fundraising: You understand the changing landscape of the sector that is impacting the ability of charities to achieve their mission. • Influencers: You stay relevant and have the ability to support wish children and families, raise awareness and support fundraising efforts across Canada
Benefits to Volunteer Together we create life changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish® Canada offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact. We are committed to fostering a culture that aims to change lives, foster compassion and better humanity. The position of director is an unpaid leadership volunteer position.
Days/Times Weekdays
Suitable For Adults (18 and over)
Work With Children
Youths (ages 8-12)
Teens (ages 13-17)
Position Duration Ongoing (more than 3 months)
Specific Dates
Application Deadline Ongoing
Application Procedure Email

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