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Board of Directors - Volunteer Opportunity


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa (EFSO) is searching for dynamic, savvy and engaged community members to serve on our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position.

Ideal candidates will help support the Agency’s business development requirements for growth and transformation and therefore have experience and expertise in one (or more) of the following areas:

  • Human resources and/or organizational development
  • Business administration and/or entrepreneurship
  • Partnership building between non-profit and business sectors
  • Metrics, performance monitoring and benchmarking
  • Fundraising, marketing and communication with social media and avenues suited to small non-profit organizations
  • Formulating and implementing IM/IT solutions that assist in thedelivery of programoutcomes and are suitable to non-profits


Who we are: EFSO supports women involved in the criminal justice system and those at risk of coming into conflict with the law. We offer counselling programs, court support, and we operate a 15-bed shelter located at 211 Bronson Avenue in downtown Ottawa.  Our Board is comprised of highly engaged volunteers with diverse expertise including; lawyers, consultants, executives the the federal government, academics, and chartered accountants. Self-starters and team players are required in this role.

Commitment: This volunteer position requires a minimum time commitment of 10+ hours per month.  Preference will be given to those able to commit to a 2-year term.  Board Directors are also required to participate in key initiatives, and to represent the Board at EFSO functions and community activities.


To apply for a position, please send your resume to: boardofdirector@efryottawa.com


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