JOIN OUR BOARD
We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds that reflect populations in our community for the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) volunteer Board of Directors. The information below provides an overview, which may help you or someone you know choose to stand for election to the Board at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in 2023.
WHAT WE DO
CCHC is committed to the health and well‑being of all people within the communities we serve. We provide a full range of health and social services to individuals and families who live in Centretown, the Glebe and Old Ottawa South. We pay particular attention to people who face barriers in attaining their full health potential, including: 2SLGBTQI+ people; people living with mental health challenges; people dealing with addiction; people who are homeless; frail and isolated seniors; families with low income; racialized people; francophones; First Nations, Métis and Inuit people; and newcomers to Canada. We also offer certain services to all residents of the broader Ottawa region such as counselling for 2SLGBTQI+ youth, addiction services for older adults, chronic disease management for people with diabetes, screening for chronic conditions as well as a food security program. In addition, we offer specific services for people in the Champlain region, such as our trans health services for the trans and gender diverse communities as well as chiropody services for people with diabetes.
A GLIMPSE AT THE WORK INVOLVED
The Board provides leadership and operates on a policy and strategic level rather than from an operational or management focus. With this orientation, the Board creates the vision and goals for the organization, sets strategic directions and ensures that the goals of the organization are met. Board members serve two-year terms. Typically, this involves a commitment of six to ten hours per month.
If you are interested in running for a position on the CCHC Board, please check back in April 2023.
Mike Bulthuis, Chair
Board of Directors
WHO SHOULD RUN FOR ELECTION?
We invite everyone who lives or works in our community to become involved as volunteers on our Board. We particularly welcome those who reflect the rich diversity of people living in Centretown, the Glebe and Old Ottawa South.
You are eligible to run for election to CCHC’s Board of Directors if you:
support our mission;
are 18 years of age or older;
are currently or will become a member of our Centre; and
can commit to monthly meetings, advocacy, and networking activities.
This year CCHC has identified representation from the following diverse communities or groups as being especially valuable:
members of the Francophone community
members of Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis);
transgender people, non-binary people, or other expressions of gender diversity; and
members of racialized communities.
The Board is also encouraging people with the following backgrounds or skillsets to run for election:
expertise in finance or accounting;
diverse lived experience (ethnic and sociodemographic, etc.); and
knowledge of the health system.