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Are you a committed, passionate person?
Are you looking for an opportunity to grow your skills and improve the lives of older adults in Canada?
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) is looking for YOU!

The CNPEA is looking for new Board Members to join its pan-Canadian Board. We are seeking candidates who are committed to supporting the prevention of elder abuse in Canada and eager to provide leadership to this growing network.

Number of seats available: 4-5 seats

Mandate
The CNPEA Board of Directors oversees the governance and operations of the organization in accordance with our mission, vision and strategic plan.

Commitment
Board members are expected to

  • Attend monthly Board meetings. There are 10 meetings per year (1.5 hrs - 2hrs each) + one Annual General Meeting. All meetings are held via a web-based conferencing tool.
  • Serve on Committee(s) tasked with specific goals
  • Provide guidance regarding the Network’s mission, programs, policies, operations, strategic plan, and finances
  • Actively support the sustainability and growth of the CNPEA
  • Actively support the Network’s effort to build partnerships and strategic alliances with other organizations and agencies


Average Time Commitment
5-7 hours/month
Board members will typically be elected for two-year terms, so a two-year commitment to the organization is recommended. The CNPEA membership by regular motion may agree to some board position terms to be less than 2 years.


What we are looking for

  • Committed and reliable individuals with a passion for elder abuse prevention, a familiarity with seniors’ issues, and a willingness to commit to 5-7 hours a month (through web or teleconference board meetings and email communications)
  • Individuals from jurisdictions across Canada. Our board tries to be representative of its pan-Canadian members, with board members from each jurisdiction
  • Applicants with a background in (but not limited to) the health and community support sector, nursing, law, victim services, financial sector, knowledge translation and mobilization, research, etc.
  • Applicants who will actively participate and who can contribute skills and knowledge in any of the following areas: Fundraising/Sustainability, Strategic Planning, Website Design Communications, Marketing, Policy & Procedure Development etc.
  • Individuals who are affiliated with other national or local community networks that provide information, services or are otherwise connected to seniors


Professional experience in the field of elder abuse prevention is not mandatory. A positive attitude and willingness to contribute are important to us. We welcome applicants from all horizons and of all ages. 


What’s in it for you?

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from across Canada and network with a growing number of professionals involved in the prevention of elder abuse
  • Learn about the dynamic research, programs and services being delivered across Canada toward the intervention and prevention of elder abuse
  • Get the opportunity to share your skills as a leader in elder abuse prevention in Canada
  • Acquire additional experience in governance, leadership, planning, and community engagement through your work with the Board and the CNPEA membership


How to apply

Please apply by completing this form by Monday August 20, 2018, 7 PM EST 

 

 

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