The Good Companions is a mission-driven non-profit multi-service seniors’ centre focused on promoting and supporting the well-being, independence, and zest for living of seniors and adults with physical disabilities. Located in the heart of Ottawa, we have a wonderful assortment of social, recreational, educational and volunteer activities as well as social and health services.
We offer in-person programming (e.g., at the centre itself, in seniors’ homes, transportation services) and virtual programming, including a senior-centric telephone connectivity program called “Seniors’ Centre Without Walls” that seeks to empower seniors and decrease isolation and loneliness by providing opportunities for conversation and continuous learning, via telephone. In-person programming at The Centre includes recreation, language and craft classes, a dining room with daily meals, and celebrations. Special programs are also available for seniors who may be frail or facing disabilities.
We are seeking to grow our values-driven Board of Directors with additional members who are passionate about supporting The Good Companions in the years to come. It is an exciting time to become a board member in the seniors’ serving sector and you can be a part of this transformational process.
Our current Board of Directors has a wide variety of backgrounds, age ranges, and are at various stages of life including fully retired, fully retired and actively volunteering, mid-career or nearing retirement. Our Board has good representation of Directors who are members of The Good Companions and bring members’ perspectives.
We currently have a particular need for the following areas of expertise:
Other skills of benefit to our board are experience working in seniors’ services and/or health care.
Please note that the approximate time commitment is a minimum of 5 hours per month.
If you are interested, and would like to learn more, we would really like to hear from you. Please send an email, expressing your interest in joining the board, to email@example.com. Otherwise, please call 613-236-0428 and ask for Nicole MacLean who would be happy to record your interest in the Board. In either case, please also share relevant aspects of your experiences, background and values that you feel would be of benefit to the Centre and the Board.
Applications will be accepted until April 11, 2023 at 12 pm, and will be reviewed by the Board’s Nominating Committee.
For more information about The Good Companions, please visit www.thegoodcompanions.ca