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Join our Board of Directors - Halton Mississauga Dufferin

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Join our Board of Directors - Halton Mississauga Dufferin
Date Posted: Friday, May 24, 2024
Organization Name: Habitat for Humanity
Organization Contact: Jai Desousa
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Everyone deserves the security and warmth of a home. It’s a core value at Habitat
for Humanity Halton–Mississauga–Dufferin (Habitat HMD) and an integral part of the
Canadian fabric – the belief that through hard work, everyone should have a home that
fulfills their needs and allows them to lead a good life.
In Canada, one in five households struggles to find an affordable place to live.
Regrettably, securing a home continues to be out of reach for many households,
especially for lower-income working families. We are passionately working towards
being the affordable housing provider our communities urgently require, striving to be a
part of the solution to Ontario’s housing affordability crisis.
Since our inception in 1999, Habitat HMD has created a total of 83 affordable housing
units through volunteer builds and local partnerships. On average, in Canada, Habitat
homes generate $175,000 of benefits to society per home. These benefits come in the
form of reduced reliance on community housing and food banks, better educational and
employment outcomes and improved health.

Habitat HMD is currently recruiting up to four (4) new Board members to help us
champion our Strategic Plan. The ideal Board candidate is a creative, collaborative
and strategic thinker, with a commitment to governance leadership and a passion for
affordable housing. Prior non-profit board experience is preferred, but not necessary.
To complement the existing Board of Directors’ background, we are particularly
interested in hearing from community leaders who possess any of the following areas
of expertise:
● Human resources management
● Social services and/or non-profit management
● Mortgage lending
● Real estate law
To be eligible for a board appointment, applicants must reside and/or work in our
catchment area of Halton Region, City of Mississauga or Dufferin County. While we
encourage applicants from throughout our catchment area, at this time, we strongly
welcome applicants from individuals who live in the Dufferin County and Halton
Type of Organization: Public Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Board member expectations are as follows:
● Use their skills, expertise and networks to assist in the advancement of our
mission, programs, and services
● Have the financial acumen to understand Habitat HMD’s financial statements
and mortgage models, and to otherwise help the Board fulfill its fiduciary
● Attend six board meetings per year and serve on at least one committee.
Members are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings
and come prepared to ask questions and actively participate in discussions.
● Leverage personal and professional networks to help the CEO identify and
solicit development opportunities and donors
● Directly support Habitat HMD’s work by making an annual personal financial
Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to three
consecutive terms.
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: One Time Event (several hours to several days for a particular initiative which is time limited)
Training Required:
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Sunday, August 25, 2024
Areas of Interest:
  • Community and information services for the general public
  • Boards / Committees / Task Forces
Skills / Experience:
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