Board Member

(Family Place (The), Milton - Bishop Reding High School, Licensed Child Care Centre)

Position ID: V-HVC1007 Last Full Update: 14 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Family Place is a non-profit childcare centre with two locations, one in Milton and one in Oakville. We are committed to the provision of child care for children, from infancy through to ten years of age, in a supportive child-centred environment, where discovery and challenge lead to learning and well-being for all.
ContactAllison McLean, President of the Board of Directors, The Family Place; Email:
DutiesWe are seeking community members with one or more of the following qualities: proven entrepreneurship, legal experience, financial experience and training, fundraising, previous Not For Profit board experience, knowledge of governance, knowledge of childcare, and strategic vision. 
We are governed by a Policy Board made up of a maximum of 11 volunteers, a mixture of parents and community members. Our board meets approximately 11 times per year (once per month, usually the 3rd Wednesday), in the evening. In addition to the board meetings, all board members have the opportunity to participate in one or more committees, which meet every 2 to 4 months. The average time commitment for our board members is about 3 to 4 hours per month. Each Board Member commits to a two-year term, during which they are to attend all Board meetings, vote on issues, sit on committees and form the governance direction of the organization. 
We are currently accepting applications from interested and committed community members for the position of general Board Member. If you have a friend or neighbour in the community who you believe may be interested, please feel free to forward this posting to them. 
If you are self-directed, currently reside in Halton, and are interested in giving back to your community, we would love to hear from you. We are a group of like-minded people who can have fun while still recognizing the important task our childcare centres must do. 
Are you interested in learning more or applying? Please send by email a letter of interest to our Board President, Allison McLean at with the subject heading: Board Member.  
All communication will be kept confidential, and you will be contacted immediately with more information regarding the open positions. Please note that we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of 2 years.
More Info
ClientsOur clients are families in the Halton Region, specifically Milton and Oakville
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Board of Directors ; Child Care ; Committees ; Education Support (Early Years) ; Finance / Cash Handling ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Marketing & Promotions ; Office Administration ; Research / Evaluation ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Legal Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Working with Children ; Previous nonprofit board experience an asset, but not required; willingness to learn, listen, and participate.
Commitment LengthLong Term ; Board members are required to commit to a two-year term.
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; The Board is comprised of a combination of parent and community members, with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 11 members.
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesWednesday: Evening 
Board meetings are generally one Wednesday every other month; committee meetings and ad hoc board meetings dates and times vary.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityAll sites are fully accessible
LocationMeetings alternate between our two sites in Milton and Oakville
Number of PositionsMilton ; Oakville 
3 individual(s) needed in total. 
Board members must be residents of Halton Region.
TrainingOrientation ; Board orientation takes place through a combination of presentation/training and reading of materials.
TransportationBoth locations are accessible by public transport
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPolice vulnerable sector check required.
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Organization NameFamily Place (The), Milton - Bishop Reding High School, Licensed Child Care Centre
Office Phone905-878-0121
Address & Map
Bishop Reding High School (program location)
1120 Main St E
Milton, ON L9T 6H7
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