Professional Advisory Committee

(Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region)

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Position ID: V-GUE3275 Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 Last Full Update: 13 Apr 2021
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ContactJaime Bickerton, Executive Director, Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region; Phone: 519-603-0196
DutiesThe Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) is a volunteer committee of professionals who have experience and knowledge in the areas of grief and bereavement. PAC’s primary role is to ensure all programs operate within the BFO-MR mission, mandate, goals, beliefs and values. It strives to identify areas of opportunity where improvement and development of programming can be found to ensure BFO-MR is evolving to meet the needs of the bereaved community. 
PAC members represent fields such as health care, social work, spirituality, funeral services and education. 
We are committed to having our Professional Advisory Committee represent our community. We welcome and encourage the broad range of experiences, skills and knowledge that applicants with diverse abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ethnicity bring. 
DIVERSITY AND EQUITY COMMITMENT: BFO-MR’s Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Committee, leadership and staff are committed to diversity and equity work. We have started this work internally and know that in order to best serve the diversity of people who live in our communities, this work must be intentional and ongoing. 
Monitor, assess and evaluate existing BFO-MR programming to ensure the needs of the bereaved are met in the community 
Identify programming and resource gaps in the Waterloo Region and Guelph & Wellington communities 
Advise on the creation of new programming where gaps exist 
Screen, evaluate and support appropriate research in the field of grief and bereavement in order to aid in improving BFO-MR’s services 
Advise on relevant topics/areas of exploration related to grief and bereavement to guide the BFO-MR Conference Committee 
Report to the Executive Director about current issues and future directions related to the programming components of BFO-MR. 
Advise on professional development opportunities for staff and volunteer facilitators
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Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestBoard of Directors ; Committees ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Office Administration
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Dates and TimesThursday: Evening 
PAC meets on a quarterly basis.
LocationAll meetings are currently held virtually.
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
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Display Until31 Dec 2021
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Organization NameBereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region