VON Middlesex-Elgin Community Corporation (Foundation) Board of Directors

Time Commitment: 
Long-Term (6+ months)
Deadline to Apply: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Victorian Order of Nurses, (VON), Middlesex-Elgin is searching for volunteer Committee or Board Members who are interested in local community home health care and are experienced in fundraising, strategic planning, community advocacy, or finance. Victorian Order of Nurses, Middlesex-Elgin Community Corporation is a registered charity. 

When care is needed at home or closer to home, primary health care service providers like the staff and volunteers of VON are there. Often, we are your first point of contact with the health care system. It’s our job to help remedy your immediate health concerns. And when you need more specialized help, we show you how to navigate the health care system.

Our Vision:

Every life lived to the fullest.

Our Mission: 

We help people live in their homes and communities by delivering the caring support that they and their families need.

Our vision and mission reflect our commitment to providing care that helps make every day as full of meaning and hope as possible.  As a registered charity and not-for-profit corporation, our business is all about the difference we make in people’s lives.  This commitment sets us apart:  everything we do is focused on helping people to live their best lives possible.  Every day.

We believe that everyone has the right to care regardless of their circumstances.  That’s why VON works hard to raise donations that are used to bring valued care to our clients and their families.

Our values help guide how we work as a team and with our clients and families:

Our Values:

Respect – we support others honestly, openly and fairly.

Compassion – we listen and serve with sensitivity, empathy and concern.

Excellence – we commit to everyday improvement in all that we do.

We strongly believe that clients and their families have the right to make informed decisions about their care, and we encourage them to become partners in both the planning and delivery of their care. Personal and cultural values are part of that, and we ensure that every Plan of Care we develop responds to the needs and concerns of our clients and their families.

Number of hours needed monthly: For Board Directors: 3.5 hours for in-person board meetings (this may be shortened for virtual meetings), 1 hour for each committee meeting. Directors are also encouraged to participate in fundraising events that take place 3 to 4 times per year. Additional time will be required for preparation for meetings (i.e. reading materials, minutes etc.) which varies from 1 to 3 hours per month. For Committee Members: 1 hour per month for regular meetings. Additional time will be required for planning activities or supporting fundraising events provided by VON or other 3rd parties.

Required Qualifications/Training: 
Police Vulnerable Sector Check for vulnerable population (seniors) may be required for non-board member roles.
To serve on one or more of the following Board Committee: Fund Development, Strategic Planning and Priority Setting, Community Relations and Advocacy, or Finance and Audit.
Skills Preferred: 
Knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas: • Networking • Public affairs and communication • Community development • Financial expertise • Legal expertise /government relations • Political acumen
Interests: • Serving vulnerable populations • Maintaining wellness in the community • Community based healthcare • Supporting caregivers in the community • Management and prevention of chronic diseases • Technology to enhance care delivery in the home
Additional Opportunity Information: 
All Board and Committee members are expected to be active participants on all Board activities including the following: • Understand the VON Canada Vision and Mission • Listen to community and stakeholders • Attend and actively participate in Board and/or committee meetings • Act in the interest of the whole community • Support decision taken by board and/or committee • Act as ambassadors for the organization • Personal attendance and participation in the board and/or at least one committees & projects • Personally contribute as a donor to the cause and support fundraising events • Staying informed of services and programs provided by VON and demonstrating public support of them • Attendance at annual general meeting of the corporation

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