Fundraising Chair - Adopt4Life

Nov 05, 2020
Various Locations, Ontario

Organization's Mission and Vision:
Adopt4Life⁠—Ontario’s Association for kin, customary care, and adoptive parents and caregivers, is a community of people with lived experience that strengthens and empowers parents and caregivers to achieve permanency for children so that they reach their full potential. We believe all adoptive, kinship and customary care parents and caregivers have a right to advocacy, support and guidance throughout their lifelong journey. 

Volunteer Position Title: Fundraising Committee Chair, Board of Directors

Volunteer Position Description: Adopt4Life, a registered Canadian charity, is seeking a Fundraising Committee Chair to join its Board of Directors. The person in this role will work closely with Adopt4Life’s leadership in developing an inaugural fundraising plan, form and lead the fundraising committee, and provide guidance to the Board and management on potential fundraising and grant opportunities. The successful applicant will bring professional expertise to discussions with the Board. Ideally, the candidate will reflect the diverse communities we serve (African Canadian, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, etc.)

The Fundraising Committee Chair responsibilities include:

  • Attend monthly Board meetings (except the summer months of July and August).

  • Provide guidance and leadership in the development of the fundraising committee.

  • In collaboration with the Adopt4Life leadership team and the Board fundraising committee, develop a three-year fundraising plan (compliant with CRA charitable status) to achieve established short and long-term revenue goals and objectives.

  • Provide guidance and knowledge to the Board on fundraising and grant opportunities.


  • Demonstrated successful fundraising experience with measurable results and outcomes, leveraging corporate sponsorships and community giving programs, grants, and individual donor programs;

  • Experience with multiple fundraising strategies, including large scale events, online/social media platforms, and crowd-sourcing platforms;

  • Transferable skills in one or more areas of fundraising, marketing, communications, public relations, promotion, and stakeholder relations;

  • Have a working knowledge of the effective functioning of a charitable organization;

  • Familiarity with the structure and process of board or committee meetings; understanding of group dynamics with equitable considerations of a variety of perspectives and ideas;

  • Knowledge of organizational governance with an equitable, and anti-oppressive/anti-racist framework considered an asset;

  • Should be an adoptive parent, kinship or customary caregiver or touched by adoption and be passionate about helping people growing or desiring to grow their families through adoption or kinship or customary care;

  • Awareness of the experiences of marginalized communities within the child welfare system will be considered an asset;

  • Experience engaging African Canadian and Indigenous families and stakeholders considered an asset;
    Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.


Time Commitment: 5-7 hours per month on a regular basis, with additional commitment during the execution of fundraising campaigns/events.

About us
What unites Adopt4Life’s Board, staff, volunteers, community parents/caregivers and partners in the community is a passion and commitment to make a difference for our children and all children in need of permanency. It is because of this passion and commitment, and the unanimous recognition for the need for lifelong post-placement connections and support, that Adopt4Life’s Parent2Parent Support Network was born.

Adopt4Life is dedicated to building the capacity of adoptive, kin and customary care parents and caregivers to advocate for their children’s unique needs, through a network of support that strengthens their family and reduces the likelihood of disruption. Our pillars are advocacy, support and guidance.

We are committed to developing and maintaining a locally and culturally representative Parent2Parent Support Network for all those providing permanency to children, by offering group and individualized support for their needs. Adopt4Life works closely with local Ontario Children’s Aid Societies and Family Well-being agencies, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, and other adoption-affiliated and partner organizations.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please forward your résumé to, and put the title “Fundraising Committee Chair” in the subject line of the email.

While this is a volunteer position, it is worth noting that Adopt4Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates from minority groups, especially people who identify as Black, First Nations, Metis or Inuit, and/or LGBTQ2S+ are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference may be given to qualified candidates who have lived experience in adoption, kinship, customary care and/or foster care. 

Adopt4Life is committed to a selection process that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided at all stages of the process, as required by Adopt4Life Accessibility Policies.

For further information, contact:
Tedd Konya (Chair of the Board)

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