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Brain Care Centre is Recruiting Volunteers to Join our Board of Directors

Brain Care Centre exists to support those impacted by acquired brain injury to overcome limitations, reconnect,  rebuild, and thrive in the community. The Board of Directors, acting as a whole and speaking with one voice, is  responsible for determining the vision, mission and strategic direction for Brain Care Centre, for hiring the  Executive Director, and for monitoring organizational performance. 

Brain Care Centre serves a diverse group of people and we are recruiting Board Directors who reflect that  diversity. We are actively recruiting for individuals with the following perspectives to ensure our decision making and planning is robust and inclusive:  

1) People who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Metis) and/or have comprehensive  knowledge of Indigenous history and culture, significant knowledge of cultural protocols, primarily  with Indigenous communities (i.e., First Nations, Métis and Inuit settlements and reserves), and/or  experience building and maintaining relationships with Indigenous communities. 

2) People with lived experience either as a client or caregiver of Brain Care Centre and have completed  their services (i.e. not a current client or caregiver). 

3) People who have fundraising campaign experience and/or a passion for community-based concussion  programming and support. 

Directors have the following duties and responsibilities: 

Major duties of Directors: 

  • Approve the organizational brand, purpose, mission, values framework and operating  principles for Brain Care Centre;  
  • Govern Brain Care Centre through the broad establishment of policies and planning objectives  that are reviewed periodically; 
  • Oversight to ensure sufficient resources for Brain Care Centre to finance its programs  adequately; 
  • Account to the membership, funding bodies, and sponsors for the services of Brain Care  Centre and expenditure of funds; 
  • Regularly review Brain Care Centre’s services to ensure they are consistent with the purpose  of the organization and that they are effective and relevant to the community; 
  • Fulfil the legal requirements and obligations of a Director. 
  • Serve for a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms. 

Individual duties of Directors: 

  • Have a general understanding of the organization’s activities and the community in which it  operates; 
  • Serve as an ambassador for the organization, leverage networks, and fully engage in  identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the  organization to advance its mission; 
  • Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and  reputational standing, and can influence public policy 
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings; 
  • Participate fully in one of the following committees: Finance/Risk & Audit, Fundraising &  Marketing, or Governance 

“I’ve spent a large part of my life working in and around professional sports, both as a broadcaster and in corporate  communications. When the opportunity came to sit on the board at Brain Care Centre, an organization that aligns  with my interests and my values, I was eager to become involved. To be part of an engaged and passionate Board with Brain Care Centre means that we have the honour of being a part of the journey of families impacted by brain  injury and are champions for proper care, support and education in our community.” 

-Dave Jamieson, BCC Board President 

To apply, please send your resume and letter of interest to: admin@braincarecentre.com by November 28th,  2021, with ‘Board Director Application’ in the subject line. Thank you for your interest – we are excited to hear  from you! 

Check out www.braincarecentre.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more about how we  work alongside those impacted by brain injury to defy limitations!