Board Members

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Monday, October 16, 2023
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Childcan Mission: 

To raise awareness and funds to provide personalized, responsive, and compassionate programs and services to families facing the childhood cancer journey from diagnosis, through treatment, post-treatment care, or bereavement. 

The Team at Childcan is committed to enhancing the quality of life of children and families impacted by childhood cancer, by providing them with vital support. Our families are at the heart of everything we doIf our mission resonates and you’re looking for a rewarding opportunity to ease the burden and bring hope to our kids and families, please consider applying to serve on our Board of Directors.   

The Opportunity: 

We currently have openings on our Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, you will provide governance, financial and strategic oversight to advance the mission of Childcan. You will participate in regular Board meetings (8-10 meetings annually), support fundraising and signature events, develop and foster stakeholder relationships to promote and advance Childcan within the community while helping meet and sustain its annual fundraising goals. Attendance at Board and Committee meetings can be in-person or virtual.  

The Qualifications: 

We are looking for Board Members who have: 

  • A passion for the mission of Childcan  
  • Over 18 years of age 
  • Able to give a minimum commitment of one 3-year term, 4 hours/month 
  • Experience in any or all the following to complement the current board structure: 
  • - Prior non-profit/Governance Board experience 
  • - Leadership/Project Management attributes 
  • - Financial/Accounting expertise (CPA) 
  • - Fundraising/Development experience 
  • - Governance expertise 
  • - Past/present affiliation in healthcare sector 
  • - Experience with childhood cancer 

How to apply: 

Please forward your resume, together with a cover letter explaining your key attributes and interest in serving on Childcan’s Board of Directors by October 16, 2023, to the attention of Michael Connell, Board Chair at . Any questions can be directed to Suzanne Fratschko Elliott at 

Deadline to Apply: 

Monday, October 16, 2023 

Our Organization: 

Childcan is a London-based charitable organization that provides financial, emotional, and social supports to families living with a diagnosis of childhood cancer as well as funding paediatric oncology research to increase accessibility to clinical trials right here in London. Childcan mirrors Children’s Hospital, LHSC’s catchment area, supporting families from Windsor-Essex through Kitchener-Waterloo, from the shores of Lake Erie north to Grey-Bruce and beyond. Visit for more information about our mission, population served, and programs provided. 

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