Join the Board of Directors of PAL Ottawa, a dedicated group of community leaders working together to offer vulnerable senior artists and arts workers in the Capital affordable housing and personal support in a creative, caring community so they can continue to live, create and inspire.

Joining the PAL Ottawa Board of Directors will help us in our mission to provide seniors in the capital region who work(ed) in the arts sector with affordable housing and personal support in a creative, caring community.

PAL Ottawa is a non-profit charity, the eighth chapter of PAL Canada, a network leading the way in creating affordable housing for arts workers and a volunteer colleague assistance program called Supporting Cast. PAL Ottawa’s long-term goal is to create a centre for senior artists and arts workers from all disciplines. This centre will provide housing and amenities such as studio and performance space, bringing artists together to continue their journey as creators, performers, teachers and mentors.

Role and Responsibilities of Board Members and Committee Chairs

The role of board members is to ensure good management and governance of the organization. Members of the Board bear a fiduciary duty to PAL, its mission and its supporters.  Members serve for a renewable 2-year term and, as a working board, are active volunteers taking on responsibilities. In pursuing their duties of care, diligence and loyalty, members are expected to come prepared for meetings, ask questions, actively participant in events and fundraising, and serve on one committee. 

Desired Competencies

If PAL Ottawa’s mission inspires you and you are interested in putting your experience and energy to work for a good cause, the Nominating Committee is looking for skills and knowledge in:

  • Social services and affordable housing
  • Major Project Management
  • Fundraising – annual and capital campaigns
  • Financial management
  • Public relations and Advocacy
  • Non-profit organization administration

Previous board experience is preferred but not essential.

Please, contact Board Chair, Peter Haworth, to express your interest and then send a short cover letter describing your knowledge and skills, along with your resumé to:

Application Deadline: June 21, 2019