Volunteer Board Member

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
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New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association is looking for vibrant, energetic community leaders to join our Board of Directors.

Individuals with a financial background, Human Resources skills, Governance experience and strong leadership abilities are encouraged to apply.



In the early 1990's, family members and caregivers of brain injury survivors came together to offer modest programming developed to assist those negatively impacted by an acquired or traumatic brain injury. From these humble beginnings that were offered in a Church basement, the organization has grown significantly over the years.

New Beginnings’ Chatham-Kent facility is now located in a 9,000 square foot building. The Club is equipped with numerous amenities including an exercise area, craft and games areas, television/seating area, a large wood shop, and quiet rooms. The exterior of the building offers seating alongside the beautiful floral gardens and pond, and there are even raised-bed vegetable gardens that provide produce in the summer months.

The Club supports hundreds of members and their family/caregivers, and has numerous volunteers. The Club’s activities are funded, in part, through the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network, as well as fundraising activities/events.


The idea to start a Stroke Recovery Association stems from the Outreach Program at the Marshall Gowland Manor Home for the Aged in Sarnia. The Outreach Coordinator reached out to known stroke survivors, hospitals and social service agencies to ask if there was an interest in forming a group of stroke survivors and their families. Due to an overwhelming response, a meeting was held on February 1, 1983 at Marshal Gowland Manor. Thirty eight people attended, twenty eight were stroke survivors or family members, and ten were service providers. At that meeting, volunteers came forward to form an Executive Committee. As a result, the Stroke Recovery Association Sarnia-Lambton became incorporated on April 28, 1992.

The Club supports more than one hundred members and their family/caregivers, and has several very dedicated volunteers.

Both clubs support survivors of stroke and brain injury in a positive and inclusive environment. 


As a member of the Board of Directors, your experience and professional expertise will be a valued asset to our organization.

The required committment is as follows:

* Attend monthly Board Meetings (virtually or in person) for approximately a 2 hour time committment per month

* Serve on 1 or more sub-committees of the Board with an additional time committment of approximately 1-2 hours per month

* Represent & advocate for New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association

* Establish and maintain positive community partnerships


Email aperini@newbeginnings-cksl.com by October 16, 2020 with a cover letter, resume & two professional references.

Use “Volunteer Board Member Application” as your subject line.

A follow-up email will be sent to you including an Application Form that will need to be completed and returned before October 16, 2020.

Skills Preferred: 
Human Resources

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