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Position Number: 1779
Position Title: Board of Directors - Call for Members
Organization Name: Healing Cycle Foundation, The
Area(s) of Interest: Fund Development Assistance, Board of Directors & Committees, Finance Related, Health & Hospice Care, Marketing & Promotions, Seniors Support Services
Position Description: We are expanding our Board of Directors and we seek volunteers to join our Board as active, dynamic members. We are looking for people who want to apply their career knowledge and positive drive to grow the success of The Healing Cycle Foundation (THCF), and in doing so improve Hospice Palliative care throughout Ontario.

Each member of the Board of Directors is responsible for professionally leading The Healing Cycle Foundation in the following 3 areas:
1. Strategic Direction and Good Governance
● Setting its mission and long-term strategic direction;
● Developing THCF policies and monitoring their on-going compliance
● Establishing governance structure for ensuring proper business practices are adhered to by all resources working on behalf of the organization
● Ensuring the financial results of the organization are accurately reported for standard auditing purposes

2. Promotion and Growth
● Actively promote the benefits of the organization within the member's professional and social networks to build awareness for the need for hospice palliative care funding
● Participate in the organization's fundraising events and financially contribute to the organization's fundraising efforts
● Actively prospect for corporate and private partners and encourage them to make donations to the organization

3. Collegial and Positive Spirit
● Regularly attend all Board Meetings and appropriate sub-committee meetings, respecting the terms of reference established for all Board members
● Actively build understanding of the needs of the hospice palliative community to ensure informed guidance and counsel re. the organization's direction and initiatives

PLEASE APPLY by no later than April 30, 2019. Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's system are encouraged to include resumes in their 'profiles'. Thank you.
Goal of Position: The Healing Cycle Foundation has raised over $2.9 million for hospice palliative care in Ontario for over 14 years. Hospice Palliative care provides a meaningful, comforting, and natural end-of-life, for people who wish their end-of-life journey to be within their home or in a home-like setting, surrounded by family and friends.

The need for quality hospice palliative care is growing. Unfortunately, only 30% of people in Ontario have access to hospice palliative care. Our not-for-profit organization, run by a volunteer Board of Directors, is dedicated to increasing awareness and raising funds for hospice palliative care.

We actively encourage diversity and inclusiveness in reference to membership on our Board.
Position Benefits: > Excellent opportunity to enhance your leadership talent and professional skills/expertise in relation to an key aspect of our health care community
> Enjoy a dynamic association with a highly regarded not-for-profit organization that champions the right of all Canadians to dignity, compassion, and quality in end-of-life care
> Further develop your leadership skills and professional 'network' (add to your resume)
> Direct involvement with a team of committed Board members, staff, and volunteers, as you provide oversight and help chart the course of THCF
> Experience immense personal satisfaction from making a key contribution to the outreach and effectiveness of THCF, as we continue to promote and lead expansion of quality hospice/home palliative care in your community and nationally
Training Details: Terms of Reference will be fully explained
Position Qualifications: Who are we looking for?
● Socially aware individuals, with a positive spirit, wanting to improve hospice palliative care in communities
● Leadership and marketing experience, when applied to The Healing Cycle, can positively impact our continued growth and increase financial contributions
● Individuals with leadership experience in the volunteering sector, past not-for-profit board membership additionally welcome
● Understanding of community health care services, as these relate to hospice palliative care, is an asset, but willingness to learn about hospice palliative care, is both welcome and essential
● People who are ready and willing to tap into professional and social networks, in order to bring attention to hospice palliative care
● Commitment to diversity and inclusiveness in our communities

Formal requirements:
● Minimum age - 18
● Minimum term on our Board - 2 years
● Satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● Firm commitment to active participation in Board activities, meetings, promotion of THCF, fundraising, etc.
● Adherence to THCF policies/procedures/confidentiality requirements
Time Commitment: Monday Evening
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: Monthly evening meetings (usually Monday), plus annual Ride event participation, and our AGM

Committees may meet at other times, and Board members are expected to engage in other meetings and events designed to promote THCF
Application Due Date: 2019-04-30
Start Date: 2019-04-08
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual, Older Adults
Location: 1470 Hurontario Street, Suite 200, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
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Social Media
Website: http://www.thehealingcycle.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Healing-Cycle-Foundation-167942986588215/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/healing_cycle

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