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ARCH is Seeking Board Members

ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) is a specialty legal clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality rights of 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’s Nominating Committee invites applications from across Ontario from those interested in serving on the governance Board of Directors of ARCH.  The Board of ARCH provides strategic leadership and general direction, makes policy, oversees the organization’s general performance, and ensures overall accountability. 

The Committee is seeking, in particular, Board members with Human Resources and non-profit governance expertise. 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. We strongly encourage applications from persons with disabilities.

Prospective directors should know that ARCH provides legal services throughout Ontario to 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 over the next two years. ARCH welcomes applications from persons from equity seeking groups including Indigenous persons, immigrants, young adults, people with lived poverty experience, and persons with disabilities. 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 June 15, 2020 to  Please type “Board Recruitment” in the Subject line.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

May 11, 2020

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