Care Watch Ontario (CW), an advocacy organization, is seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, creative and committed to enhancing the lives of Ontario’s older adults.
About the Organization:
Care Watch Ontario is not-for-profit, volunteer-run, and senior-led. We advocate for high quality, affordable, and equitable home and community care for Ontario’s elderly. We monitor provincial policy, provide analysis and feedback to decision makers, and communicate with a range of audiences, including the general public. We have no political affiliation, but work with decision makers and politicians of all stripes to achieve our central goal – a home care system that supports dignified and safe ageing.
We believe that senior citizens should be involved in decisions about policies and practices that affect their lives and the lives of their community.
Skills and Experience
We welcome applicants of all ages from the diverse residents of Ontario who support our advocacy objectives. Board members must contribute actively by undertaking organizational tasks either individually or as work group members. Work includes examining and analyzing issues, developing advocacy and communications materials for governments and the public, and making presentations. Previous work or experience with non-profit and volunteer organizations, interest in seniors’ issues, and comfort working with computers and e-mail are also assets. We encourage persons with the following lived experiences to consider applying:
- ethno-cultural diversity
- identification as members of the LGBTQ2+ community
- proficiency with languages in addition to English
- comfort working with various cultures and communities
Board members make a commitment to serving a two-year term, renewable up to six consecutive years. The Board is a working volunteer group with a time commitment of a minimum of ten hours a month. This commitment includes:
- Attending monthly Board meetings (usually the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm). The Board meets in Toronto, but some members may be able to participate from a distance.
- Contribution to task or working groups and other work, as needed
Please review our web site at www.carewatchontario.com to better understand our issues and advocacy.
Please submit your letter of interest and resume, in confidence, to Michèle Harding, Chair, at Chair@carewatchontario.com by October 31, 2019. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Download the Call for Board of Directors.