Flat Preloader Icon

NEED HELP NOW? CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES AT 905-332-7892 | 905-878-8555 | OR CHAT ONLINE

Join our Board of Directors and make a lasting impact in our community.

ABOUT HALTON WOMEN’S PLACE 

OUR VISION 

To be a gateway to safety, support and a future without abuse for her and her children. 

OUR MISSION 

Halton Women’s Place will provide a safe haven, information, and education to support a future without abuse for women and their children. 

VALUES 

Halton Women’s Place will: 

    • Make emergency shelter and/or crisis services accessible to all abused women and their dependent children. 
    • Provide crisis services and information to women and children living in the shelter and in the community at large. 
    • Provide non-judgmental, empathetic crisis counselling for all abused women and their dependent children. 
    • Design and implement strategies to inform and empower abused women and their dependent children to make decisions about their safety, rights and options. 
    • Design and implement strategies to promote and provide public education to end violence against women and children. 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

Halton Women’s Place (HWP) is an independent, not for profit charitable organization that provides shelter and crisis services for physically, emotionally, financially, and sexually abused women and their dependent children and is dedicated to ending violence against women and their children. 

The HWP Governance Committee of the Board of Directors is seeking two new Board Members who are passionate about our mission and values to join our Volunteer Board.  We are recruiting Board Members who reflect the diversity of our community to ensure a broad spectrum of perspectives are represented in decision making.  Serving on the Board is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who share HWP’s vision and who live in one of the communities within Halton. Selected Board Members will have leadership experience in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector.   

As a Board Member, you will be engaged in: 

    • Advancing HWP vision and mission 
    • Setting the strategic direction  
    • Providing financial oversight 
    • Ensuring legal integrity and accountability 
    • Monitoring programs and services performance 

We are especially seeking Board Members who bring excellence and skills in: 

    • Financial acumen 
    • Corporate governance 
    • Regulatory and public policy 

Term 

As a Director, you will serve a term of three years, with eligibility for reappointment for one additional term. 

Time Commitment 

Meetings of the Board of Directors are currently held on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm except for July and August when no meetings are held.  Board members also serve on ad hoc committees as needed.  Board meetings alternate between being held in person in Burlington, Ontario and virtually. 

Application Process 

If you would like to be part of a dynamic, committed, volunteer Board of Directors that will impact the lives of women and their children in Halton, please apply with a brief cover letter and resume, clearly stating the reasons why you would be an excellent candidate for this position.  

All applications received will be reviewed by the Governance Committee.  Candidates who are short listed will undergo interviews with committee members, and the final list of potential candidates will be presented to the Board.  Those who are chosen will be required to attend board meetings before being officially nominated for election at Halton Women’s Place Annual General Meeting which will take place in June 2025. 

Halton Women’s Place is committed to an inclusive board selection process to attract all candidates.  Matters related to Board and committee members are guided by principles that embrace values, policies and practices that ensure all people represented are treated fairly in the work of our mission and delivery of service, without regard to race, ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, religion or other bias.  HWP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

To apply, please reach out to Janet Chambers at jchambers@haltonwomensplace.com by May 27, 2024. 

Join us in making a difference in the lives of women and children in our community.  

NEED HELP NOW?
CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE: 905-332-7892

MILTON & HALTON HILLS: 905-878-8555

©2023 Halton Women’s Place. All Right’s Reserved | Registered Charity Number-10746 2558 RR0001

Safety Exit