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Health Nexus Seeking Volunteers For Our Board Of Directors

by NationTalk on September 29, 2009501 Views

Health Nexus (formerly known as Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) is Ontario’s leading bilingual prevention and health promotion organization, providing information, education, consultation, resources and networking services in English and French province-wide. www.healthnexus.caHealth Nexus is seeking to enhance its Board of Directors with enthusiastic volunteers who reflect the diversity of our changing population and share an interest and commitment to prevention and health promotion.

The Board of Directors role is to:

•Direct the organization according to its by-laws
•Provide direction and supervision to the Executive Director
•Formulate and approve organizational policy and plans
•Develop and ensure implementation of funding strategies
•Oversee financial management
•Keep abreast of community needs, health and social trends
•Represent and interpret Health Nexus to the public, stakeholders and selected communities

A Board member’s responsibility is to:

•Commit to a 3 year term, renewable for a 2nd term (maximum 6 years)
•Prepare for, attend, and actively participate in board meetings approximately every 2 months (4 day-time meetings in Toronto and 4 shorter, evening teleconferences) – these meetings generally integrate a strategic planning event and the Annual General Meeting
•Participate in individually defined small workgroups or ad hoc committees
•Serve in a volunteer capacity, without remuneration or profit. (Accommodation, travel and meal expenses associated with duties as a Board member are reimbursed.)

Health Nexus is immediately seeking a trained financial expert as our Treasurer (e.g. chartered accountant, CFA, CFO, MBA, professional financial planner). We require someone with a strong background in accounting and/or financial management to complement our existing directors. The Treasurer supports the Board and management to establish short and long-term financial goals and strategies, providing strategic consultation and advice; reviews financial reports to the Board, identifying areas of concerns and making recommendations; reviews financial policies and procedures as required.

In addition, applicants representing francophone communities, minority groups, health services, and early child development sectors in the far north, northwest and southwest regions of the province are also encouraged to apply.

To request more information or to submit a letter of interest and resume please contact:

Linda Raheb, Executive Assistant
l.raheb[at]opc.on.ca
Phone: 416.408.6901
Fax: 416-408-2122

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