North York, Canada


  • Serves as the chief volunteer of the organization

  • Establishes search and selection committee for hiring an Executive Director

  • Is a partner with the Executive Director in achieving the organization’s mission

  • Provides leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy and to whom the Executive Director is accountable

  • Develops agendas for meetings with the Executive Director

  • Chairs meetings of the board of directors

  • Recommends to the board which committees are to be established

  • Seeks volunteers for committees and coordinates individual board member assignments

  • Appoints the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other board members

  • Serves ex officio as a member of committees and attends their meetings when invited

  • Ensures that board matters are handled properly, including committee functioning, recruitment of new board members, orientations, and meeting preparation

  • Discusses issues confronting the organization with the Executive Director

  • Helps guide and mediate board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns

  • Reviews with the Executive Director any issues of concern to the board

  • Monitors financial planning and financial reports

  • Evaluates the performance of the Executive Director and the effectiveness of the board members

  • Annually evaluates the performance of the organization in achieving its mission and objectives

  • Speaks to the media and represents the organization to the community

  • Annually reviews matters of governance that relate to the board’s structure, role, and relationship to management