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Are you a committed, passionate person?
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference, educate, and help prevent elder abuse across Canada?
The Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) is looking to fill positions on its Board of Directors!

ABOUT CNPEA

CNPEA is a registered charity committed to improving the well-being of Canada’s aging population. CNPEA connects people and organizations, fosters the exchange of reliable information relating to the prevention of abuse of older adults, and advances programs and policy development,at the local, regional, provincial/territorial and national levels.
Please note: Our mission is awareness raising and knowledge-sharing. CNPEA is not an advocacy group or a direct service provider.

ABOUT OUR BOARD

Our board is pan Canadian, and our board members bring a wide array of backgrounds and expertise, ranging from health care, to social work, academia, non-profit and finance. The board of directors oversees the governance, strategic planning and operations of the organization, in accordance with our mission, vision and strategic plan.

CALL FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS

We are seeking candidates who are eager to provide leadership for a growing network and who are committed to enhancing  awareness and prevention of elder abuse in Canada. This year we are particularly interested in candidates living in PEI, Quebec, Nunavut, North West Territories, Yukon and Saskatchewan. Knowledge or experience relating to  elder abuse prevention is welcome but not required.

Commitment
Board members are expected to:

  • Attend monthly board meetings. There are usually 10 meetings per year (1.5 hrs to 2 hrs each). They take place on the second Thursday of the month  at 10 AM Pacific/12pm Central/ 1PM Eastern/2.30 Newfoundland time. There is also an Annual General Meeting each September. 

Please note: All meetings are held via a web-based conferencing tool (Zoom). Familiarity with these types of tools and an internet connection are required to participate.

  • Serve on at least one committee of their choice.
  • Provide guidance regarding the Network’s mission, programs, policies, operations, strategic plan, and finances.
  • Actively support the sustainability and growth of the CNPEA through charitable giving and fundraising activities.
  • Actively support the development of partnerships and strategic alliances with other organizations and agencies.
  • Represent CNPEA in their community and raise awareness among their contacts.

Average Time Commitment 

  • 5-7 hours/month: Zoom meetings and emails. Committee and board meetings are currently scheduled during the day.
  • Board members will typically be elected for two-year terms (for a maximum of 6 consecutive years), so a two-year commitment to the organization is recommended. The CNPEA membership by regular motion may agree to some Board position terms to be less than 2 years. 

What we are looking for

  • Committed and reliable individuals with a passion for elder abuse prevention, interest for issues affecting older Canadians, and a willingness to commit to 5-7 hours a month.
  • Individuals from jurisdictions across Canada. We strive to have board members from each jurisdiction, in order to be representative of our membership. Due to current or upcoming gaps in representation, we are particularly interested in candidates living in PEI, Quebec, Nunavut, North West Territories, Yukon and Saskatchewan.
  • Applicants with a background in (but not limited to) the health sector, community support, nursing, law, victim services, financial sector, knowledge translation and mobilization, research, etc.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to contribute are important to us. As stated before, experience in the field of elder abuse prevention is not mandatory.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates with the following skills:
    • Financial management - Familiarity with the not-for-profit sector and previous experience in a board treasurer role ideal but not mandatory.
    • Fundraising (including, but not limited to, grant writing, seeking sponsors and donors) 
    • Strategic planning
    • Communications and marketing
    • Policy & procedure development
    • Government relations
  • Individuals who are affiliated with other relevant national, P/T, or local networks that provide information, services or are otherwise connected to seniors.
  • We wish to welcome and include diverse voices to sustain intersectionality in our work and reflect Canada’s diversity. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrant, francophone, and 2SLGBTQ identifying candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and of all ages. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from across Canada, and network with a growing number of professionals involved in the prevention of elder abuse.
  • Learn about meaningful programs, services and research  taking place to help prevent and address elder abuse.
  • Gain experience in governance, leadership, planning, and community engagement.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply by completing this form by Sunday, August 7, 2022, 7 PM Eastern.

 

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