Call: Board of Directors 2021

Feed Ontario is making an open call for individuals to sit on the Board of Directors. You would be part of a dynamic team of food bank and community professionals who are working from a provincial perspective in support of Feed Ontario.  Board terms are three years with a maximum of two consecutive terms (or six years). 

About Feed Ontario

From securing fresh and healthy food sources, to driving change through policy research and innovative programming, Feed Ontario unites food banks, industry partners, and local communities in our work to end hunger and poverty.

Feed Ontario supports a network of 132 direct member food banks and more than 1,100 affiliate hunger relief programs, including community meal programs, shelters, food pantries, and other emergency food support. The network collectively serves more than 537,000 Ontarians who make over 3.2 million visits annually.

We support Ontario’s food banking network in three core ways:

Our FeedON network provides adults, children, and seniors with nutritious food throughout the year, including: dairy, protein, and produce. Through the support of our partners, we distribute millions of meals annually.

We Feed Possibility by providing food banks with resources to grow their capacity to distribute fresh food, to collaborate and develop best practices that drive change, and to invest in innovative programming for people facing hunger in their communities.

We Feed Change by researching the root-causes of food insecurity, raising awareness of hunger in our province, and advocating on behalf of evidence-based solutions. It is only through our collective action that we will end hunger and poverty in Ontario.

Responsibilities

Board of Director Responsibilities

  • Determine the Vision, Mission and Values of the organization
  • Ensure strong fiduciary oversight, risk mitigation, financial management and growth strategies
  • Ensure the strategic planning process is thorough and complete, as well as oversee its execution by Management
  • Oversee the selection and performance management of the CEO

Individual Board Member Responsibilities

  • Serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization
  • Engage in identifying and securing resources and partnerships which may be ideal for Feed Ontario to advance its mission
  • Provide a personal, annual financial donation of any amount
  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in approximately 7 Board Meetings annually
  • Participate in one or more Board sub-committees
  • While optional, it is appreciated when Board members participate in volunteer, donor and other public events

Commitment

  • Successful representatives will be appointed to a 3 year term commencing approximately June 2021
  • Board meetings are scheduled one year in advance with seven meetings annually
  • Meetings are scheduled on Thursdays, usually full mornings, and are held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions. When we are able to once again meet in person, meetings are held in the GTA and travel related expenses are reimbursed.
  • Anticipate approximately 3 hours a month towards your role for the board
  • This is a volunteer role

Qualifications

  • Passionate about the vision and mission of Feed Ontario and the work of food banks
  • Has skill sets that will advance the strategic direction of the organization, and has experience and expertise in applicable fields/topics including: governance, marketing and communications, logistics, social services, policy and advocacy, finance, legal, fundraising, volunteer management and/or human resources

As part of Feed Ontario’s commitment to racial justice, reconciliation, and inclusion, we are actively encouraging Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour candidates to apply for this position. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and those with lived experience. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the application process. 

To learn more, please visit: www.feedontario.ca

To Apply

Please submit a letter of interest address to the Board Governance & Nominations Committee, a copy of your C.V., and complete the skills matrix survey in the following link by Monday, March 29.: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QRNB35Y

If you have any questions, please contact Feed Ontario’s Executive Director:

Carolyn Stewart
Executive Director
carolyn@feedontario.ca
416-656-4100 x 2935