Board of Directors - Volunteer Opportunity - Senior Persons Living Connected
Building inclusive communities where all seniors are connected to living their best possible life.
Understand the aspirations of seniors and respond with innovative supports.
Date Posted: July 28, 2020
Deadline: August 12, 2020
Respond to: Executive Director, Diane Duncan, Email: email@example.com
Senior Persons Living Connected (SPLC) contributes to the quality of life of older adults and seniors with a basket of services, programs, healthcare and housing. Together, these support the complex and wide-ranging social and health needs of diverse individuals and their caregivers, many of whom are marginalized and impacted by the social determinants of health. Our supports are tailored to the individual, including specialized geriatric and mental health and addictions (GAIN, Adult Day Program, Addictions Support Program), care management and coordination, in-home supports (personal care, homemaking), transportation, exercise and active living classes, health & wellness education and clinics.
In response to the pandemic, SPLC moved many services to virtual platforms, and new virtual and pandemic support programs were developed. New or adapted services will continue to be developed concurrently with the safe re-opening of services and in response to changing demand.
SPLC is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation with a team of 150+ employees, over 400 volunteers, and a Board of nine volunteer Directors. Together we support more than 3,400 older adults, seniors and caregivers annually.
The Board of Directors is responsible for and works collaboratively with the Executive Director to set strategic directions, provide fiduciary oversight and accountability for performance in achieving SPLC’s mission and vision, and build relationships and networks with stakeholders. Board Directors make a three year commitment upon election, and participate in governance committees.
Board meetings are held six times per year, and Board committees meet quarterly and as needed at SPLC’s head office in Scarborough.
The Nominating Committee welcomes expressions of interest from persons residing in Toronto, and having knowledge of Scarborough/northeast Toronto as a local resident or through work experience, who share an interest in supporting seniors and older adults to live independently and with dignity.
To learn more about SPLC, please visit us at www.splc.ca
Skills and Experience
SPLC is seeking a proven leader in healthcare delivery with knowledge and expertise to navigate and plan within the current health system transformation, and an understanding of addressing future population health needs of older adults and seniors. Successful candidates will have progressive leadership experience in health care or housing settings, strength with development of organizational priorities in alignment with local, regional and provincial priorities, and knowledge in understanding performance metrics assessing effectiveness and outcomes. Knowledge of Ontario Health Teams, bundled care or similar healthcare delivery models is an asset.
Candidates must have skills and experience in one or more of the following categories to complement our Board’s range of expertise:
- Governance – 2+ years experience sitting on a non-profit Board of Directors, with knowledge of governance practices
- Healthcare – depth of knowledge of the current health system, and the legislative and structural transformation underway
- Geriatrics – clinical knowledge of geriatric care eg. Geriatrician, Nurse Practitioner, or other specialty related complex conditions and age-related frailty
- Housing – experience and knowledge in non-profit community housing or seniors’ housing, aging-in-place models
- Specific Populations - Newcomers and Immigrants, Racialized Communities
- Knowledge/understanding of cultures, faiths and languages of diverse populations including Asia, South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean
- Understanding of social determinants of health and barriers for complex, frail seniors
- Understanding of non-profit community health services
- Understanding of delivery of virtual care and services
Selection Timeline and Process
Selected candidates will be invited for interview with the Nominating Committee in late August to early September. Candidates who are recommended by the Nominating Committee to stand for election at the September 22nd Annual General Meeting, will participate in reference check and vulnerable sector police check.
Please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Executive Director, Diane Duncan, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Board of Directors Expression of Interest”.
We thank you for your interest.