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Foundation Board of Director Vacancies

Organization: Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation (GCAF

Organization: Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation (GCAF)
Organization: Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation (GCAF)

Term: A 2-year renewable term.

Seeking: 4 individuals to join its Board of Directors

Our Organization: The Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation (GCAF) is a not-for-profit registered charitable organization centered in Toronto. The work of the Foundation Board is critical to the success of the Geneva Centre for Autism (the Centre). Through its fundraising and brand awareness initiatives, the GCAF supports the Vision and Mission of the Centre. Each year the Foundation donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Centre to support over 5,000 children, youth and families by subsidizing an array of programs including:

  • our Social Skills Building programs, which receives no government funding at all; and
  • The funding of the purchase and renovation of a leading edge resource facility for young people with autism.

Our fundraising activities include our bi-annual world-renowned Autism Symposium and other highly regarded events that support our programs and activities that do not have a stable funding base.

For our Foundation Board, we ask that candidates have experience and a strong interest in fundraising activities. If you are action-oriented with a high degree of accomplishment, if you are comfortable connecting with people, or if you have a large personal network - we want to hear from you!

If you would like to contribute to our vision, we want to hear from you!

Qualifications and Experience:

As a leader, you seek to volunteer with an organization that it committed to supporting and enhancing the lives of people with ASD and their families. You also have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy the challenge of moving an organization forward. You have experience in:

  • Not-for-Profit management, particularly financial management;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • Branding and Marketing;
  • Communications;
  • Event Management; or
  • Are comfortable connecting with people in your personal of professional network to support a charitable cause.

Expectations: Directors are expected to commit the necessary time to attend monthly board meetings (typically 10 per year), an Annual General Meeting and other special meetings and participate in a board committee. Our committees are Audit & Finance, Human Resources, Governance and Real Estate. We own 3 buildings on Merton Street in Toronto (Yonge/Davisville).

  • Meetings take place in the downtown/midtown area of Toronto.
  • Meetings and preparation time is about 4 hours a month, plus time for any committee activities.
  • Directors are expected to review all board materials distributed in advance of meetings.
  • Directors are also expected to include our Foundation in their annual charitable contributions.

How to apply: Please visit our website at www.autism.net using the link below for more details and a link to the Board application form.

Click here to download and fill out the application (GCAF)

Contact: Cat Somerville, Acting Executive Assistant, Geneva Centre for Autism Foundation, 112 Merton Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2Z8

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Deadline: Please submit your 2018 application at your earliest opportunity.