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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. 

If you are a committed leader and strong advocate for women’s and girl’s rights, then the Board of EFSO needs you!  Becoming a board member at this time presents an exciting opportunity to help steer the Agency at a time of renewal. The Board provides Agency oversight and governance, and is focussed on the Agency’s growth and development.  The Board of Directors is currently recruiting candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Business administration and/or entrepreneurship
  • Partnership building between non-profit, corporate, and other sectors
  • Fundraising development and implementation
  • Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Chartered Professional Accountants

Who we are: EFSO works with young and adult women, who have been or may become criminalized.  We work to ensure equality in the development and delivery of programs and in the treatment of women and girls by our criminal justice system.  EFSO believes in prison abolition and works by promoting alternatives to incarceration including the elimination of segregation and advocating for community options for women and girls.  We offer counselling programs, court support, and we operate a 15-bed shelter, and a 12-bed bail program residence.  Our offices are located at 211 Bronson Avenue in downtown Ottawa.  Our Board is comprised of highly engaged volunteers with diverse expertise including; lawyers, business administrators, executives in 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 12-15 hours per month over a two-year period. In addition, Board of Directors are also required to participate in key initiatives, and 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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**Unfortunately, there is no volunteer opportunities available at this time. However, we will update our website when volunteers positions become available. Therefore, if you are still interested in volunteering with us in the future please continue to check our website.

Malheureusement, nous n’avons pas d’opportunités de bénévolat à cet instant. Nous allons indiquer sur notre site web lorsqu’il y aura des opportunités de disponible. Veuillez consulter notre site web dans les prochains mois pour plus d’informations. **





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