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Position # 3069
OrganizationVictoria Disability Resource Centre
Position Board Member
Location Victoria Disability Resource Centre, Fort Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement The Victoria Disability Resource Centre (VDRC) is a proud member of Independent Living Canada, the national umbrella organization representing and coordinating a network of Independent Living Centres across Canada. We recognize the rights of citizens with disabilities to take control of their lives by examining choices, making decisions and taking risks. We work closely with those who have disabilities and with other community organizations to find and remove barriers that prevent full participation in life.

The VDRC strives to be an invaluable resource for the local community, to become an essential service for persons with disabilities and to serve as liaison for non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies that provide and promote accessibility. The VDRC is funded by public and private grants, parking permit sales, fundraising, and donations.
Description We are looking for an engaged, enthusiastic member to join our Board of Directors for the VDRC. Board members are expected to attend monthly Board meetings (approximately 2 hours) as well as support 1 or more Board committees as needed. The successful applicant will be highly motivated, able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the Board and VDRC staff, and knowledgeable in current issues, trends, and legislation affecting persons with a disability.

Please see the attached application file for a complete role description as well as information on how to apply.
Training Details New Board Members will receive comprehensive onboarding and training via the Executive Director and current Board of Directors.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Weekday - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail The Board currently meets once per month. Meetings are generally on Thursdays from approximately 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Meetings are currently taking place remotely via Zoom due to COVID-19, however meetings may take place at the VDRC office (817A Fort St., Victoria, BC) in the future, with the option to continue to attend remotely.
In addition, most board members serve on one or more board committees. Board committees typically meet on average once per month at times convenient to all members. Board members also attend various organization and community functions as needed.
Age 1+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Boards/Committees, Communication/Public Relations, Events/Fundraising
Skill(s) Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Fund Development, Strategic Thinking
How to Apply
Application File:
Website http://www.drcvictoria.com
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Jeremy Scott
Phone 7782884809
Address 817A Fort Street Victoria, V8W 1H8

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