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(John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington, Guelph Location)

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Position ID: V-GUE0015 Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 Last Full Update: 07 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHealthy and safe communities
ContactJoan Nandlal, Executive Director/Secretary, John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington; Email:
DutiesThe position of Director typically requires 5 hours every two months and entails: 
- Reviewing Board meeting materials and attending Board meetings typically held @ 6 pm on the fourth Monday in September, November, January, March & May; 
- Attending the Annual General Meeting/Appreciation Event & Board meeting in June; and 
- Participating in Board Committee meetings as needed.  
Meetings may be held in Cambridge, Guelph or Kitchener/Waterloo. Board meetings for 2022 are currently planned as virtual (Zoom) meetings. Board members are unpaid volunteers serving one, two or three year terms.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
More Info
BenefitsJHSWW seeks an adult with a passion for maintaining healthy and safe communities through crime prevention to serve as Director. You are a resident of Waterloo Region or Guelph/Wellington County or have this catchment area as your primary place of employment. You have demonstrated leadership skills and are committed to partnering with the rest of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director/Secretary to provide excellence in oversight and strategic leadership. An understanding of policy governance models, financial controls, and the non-profit funding context are assets.
ClientsJohn Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington (JHSWW) is a community based, professional non-profit charitable organization with the mandate to address the root causes of crime. JHSWW’s primary role is to provide direct services in the form of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention services. Services include: bullying prevention/social competency programs, employment programs, domestic/family violence intervention programs, and diversion & justice programs. JHSWW takes a holistic and broad approach to crime prevention that assumes myriad factors contribute to crime including social and community factors. Services are premised on the belief that diverse prevention services help promote wellbeing and successful citizenship, and build healthy and safe communities. JHSWW has an annual budget of about 3.4 M, 40+ staff, approximately 20 volunteers, and placement students from various programs and levels of study. Services are provided out of our offices in Kitchener & Cambridge, as well as in schools, police stations, courthouses, and various community-based settings. JHSWW is accredited by Imagine Canada.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestBoard of Directors
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Leadership ; Planning & Organizing
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Virtual Volunteering - currently
Minimum Hours2.5 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Application Deadline31 Mar 2022
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsApplicants cannot be in a conflict of interest with respect to a relationship with agency personnel, clients/service recipients, or funders, and must be willing to undergo a criminal records check. Proof of credentials is required.  
If you have a disability and require support during the selection process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are selected for an interview.
Start DateOn or after 31 Mar 2022
Display Until31 Mar 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameJohn Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington, Guelph Location
Office PhoneGuelph 226-339-1679 
Kitchener 519-743-6071