Ontario 211 Services Board of Directors Posting

211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges. 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages. 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities. 211 in Ontario is governed by Ontario 211 Services, a non-profit agency that works in collaboration with seven Regional 211 Service Providers, and a unique network of data contributors to deliver 211 services though the phone and through online channels to all Ontario residents.

At this time, the 211 system in Ontario and Canada is undergoing growth and change. A 211 National vision has been developed, which may require change in the sub-national organizations in each province and territory. Candidates for membership on the Board of Ontario 211 Services Corporation must be prepared to help guide that change in Ontario to support the national vision. This may include change for Ontario 211 Services Corporation, its role, structure and governance.

With our head office in Toronto, Ontario 211 Services (O211S) is a non-profit organization responsible for ensuring that all residents across Ontario have free and easy access to the 211 system. Currently the volunteer Board of Directors is seeking new members to provide strategic direction and oversight for the Ontario 211 Services Corporation.

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
We are seeking individuals who have one or more of the following:

Previous board experience with solid understanding of board governance;
Finance, accounting and audit experience;
Government relations experience;
IT infrastructure strategy experience;
Legal experience;
Marketing experience;
Familiarity with the Central East Region (https://211ontario.ca/contact-211-ontario/) of Ontario 211 is an asset.

Applicants must:
• Be eighteen (18) years of age or older
• Reside in Ontario
• Be able to provide a time commitment of approximately 5-10 hours per month for up to 3 years. Most meetings are held via teleconference, but directors should be prepared to travel to attend two in-person meetings per year.
Application deadline: August 20, 2017

For more information about the Ontario 211 Services Corporation, please email, call or fax:
E Laura Leather – lleather@211ontario.ca
T 416-777-0211 Ext 223
F 416-777-2522
or visit our website at www.211ontario.ca
Please submit applications to the following email address: lleather@211ontario.ca

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