Join the Luke’s Place Board!

About Luke’s Place:

Luke’s Place Support & Resource Centre for Women & Children is an award-winning non-profit centre of excellence in family law support for women who have been subjected to intimate partner abuse. We are devoted to improving the safety and experience of women and their children as they proceed through the complex family court system. As an organization, we provide direct services to hundreds of women and their children across Ontario every year and share our expertise with thousands of service providers through training programs, resources, tools, research, and mentoring.

Description:

The Board of Directors is responsible for providing governance and strategic direction to the organization. The Board of Directors is a governance structured board and is reflected within its functionality.

The ideal candidate will have a feminist, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens through their in-depth understanding of violence against women, and help the Board achieve its goals through their progressive leadership experience.

We are seeking qualified and experienced feminist board members with a financial background from across Ontario who:

  • Support the mission and values of Luke’s Place
  • Understand violence against women, within a feminist theory context, especially as it relates to family law issues
  • Have board governance skills and expertise, including strategic planning, organizational leadership and risk management
  • Have financial acumen and expertise
  • Hold an accounting background (e.g. CGA, CMA, CA, CPA)
  • Have commitment and skills to implement diversity, inclusion and equity frameworks
  • Are representative of the geographic, economic, and social range of Ontario

Commitment:

  • Participation in, and contribution to, the organization’s strategic direction and planning, governance and financial well being and oversight to support the organization in achieving its goals
  • Advocate and engage as a public representative of Luke’s Place
  • General monthly time commitment of 5-7 hours (excluding special projects/initiatives such as strategic planning)
  • Active participation on at least one committee (included in the time commitment listed)
  • 2-3-year term with an option to renew

To Apply:

Luke’s Place, in accordance with its gender responsive anti-oppressive framework, welcomes and encourages applications from self-identified women, including two-spirit, cisgender or transgender women of all races, ethnic origins, religions and sexual orientation.

We are committed to developing a membership that reflects the diversity of our province. In adherence to the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, and Luke’s Place equity policy, accommodation will be provided during all parts of the recruitment process upon request to applicants with disabilities. Please advise if you require accommodation.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, along with their curriculum vitae in confidence to the attention of Aparna Dixit, Board of Directors President, at careers@lukesplace.ca by Friday, May 24th, 2024. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the growth and development of Luke’s Place.