ARCH Is Seeking Board Members
ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) is a specialty legal clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of low income persons with disabilities who live in Ontario. ARCH promotes the full social justice of persons with disabilities, and their realization of equal opportunities and full participation on an individual and systemic basis. ARCH provides a range of legal services throughout Ontario to persons with disabilities, and is primarily funded by Legal Aid Ontario. For more information about our work, please visit: www.archdisabilitylaw.ca
ARCH’s Nominating Committee invites applications from across Ontario from those interested in serving on the governance Board of Directors of ARCH. This is a volunteer position with a two year term. The Board of ARCH provides strategic leadership and general direction, makes policy, oversees the organization’s general performance, and ensures overall accountability.
The Committee welcomes in particular applicants from marginalized and equity seeking groups including Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) Peoples, and those with lived experience with disability, poverty, living in rural and northern regions, and racialized communities across Ontario. In particular, the Committee is seeking candidates with non-profit governance and human resources experience. According to the by-laws, the ARCH Board is to be composed of 15 directors and a majority of the directors must be persons with disabilities.
Applicants should have up to 10 hours a month to dedicate to ARCH. This includes preparation for (reading, reviewing, and commenting on materials) and attendance at Board meetings, Committee meetings, in person or by telephone conference call, and participation at occasional day-long events including planning meetings, and Annual General Meetings. ARCH reimburses directors for travel costs and covers disability accommodation expenses.
Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to do the following:
- Participate in annual and long range planning for the organization;
- Monitor the performance of the organization in relation to the strategic plan;
- Read and understand a set of financial statements;
- Develop, amend, and approve by-laws and governing policies; and
- Be a member of at least one ARCH Board committee.
The Nominating Committee will review the list of prospective directors, interview selected applicants and do its best to nominate a slate of individuals who collectively cover as many of the skills, experience, and geographic coverage it has identified to strengthen the Board’s capacity to effectively lead ARCH. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. ARCH is a scent-free environment.
The Nominating Committee requests that interested applicants send an email expressing interest as well as a resumé or short biography by May 31st 2022 to [email protected] . Please type “Board Recruitment” in the Subject line. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.