Ernestine’s is an emergency shelter for women and their children escaping violence. The shelter opened in 1983 and since that time has assisted over 10,000 women and children with critical immediate care services. In addition to being recognized as a community leader in the fight to end violence against women and children, Ernestine’s is a feminist organization and operates from an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework.
Ernestine’s adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applicants from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, ages, abilities and sexual orientations. Women with second languages and abilities are encouraged to apply for employment at Ernestine’s.
Board Member Recruitment Posting
We are looking for candidates to join our Board of Directors who identify as women and demonstrate an interest in ending Violence Against Women or have lived experiences surviving gender-based violence. Previous experience serving on a non-profit, community-based board and/or committee would be an asset.
Ernestine’s Board of Directors works in partnership with its Executive Director to ensure the success of the organization. Major responsibilities of Board Members include governance leadership; financial oversight; strategic planning; fundraising; promotion of the organization; and advocacy and public education.
Board Members are required to support Ernestine’s fundraising efforts. This support can take many forms, including attending and selling tickets to the annual fundraiser event, soliciting donations and networking with potential donors. In addition, all Board Members make an annual donation that is both affordable and challenging for them.
How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter, describing your experience and your motivation for wanting to join the Ernestine’s Board of Directors to Vanita Budhai, Executive Assistant.
All selected candidates will be interviewed by a Nominations Committee and asked to provide two references.
Deadline: Please submit your application by March 16th, 2020