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About the Position
Position #: 20
OrganizationOdyssey House
Position: Board of Directors Opening
Impact Statement: Odyssey House is a non-profit organization and registered charity. Since 1979, we have been providing safe, secure, and supportive accommodation, services, information, and support for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence, are in crisis, or in need of a housing alternative.
We accommodated 464 women and 217 children in our emergency shelter and 19 women and 33 children to our second-stage shelter during the fiscal 2016/2017 year. Last year we took 3,370 calls to our crisis lines, delivered 199 Presentations to 2664 Participants, held 130 outreach support groups with 1147 women and our afterschool childcare program provided 1219 hours to 919 children. Our trauma counsellors worked with 63 individuals from December 2016 March 2017.
Description: Odyssey House is seeking a volunteer to serve on the board of directors and support the organization overall health and sustainability.

Desired Characteristics and Abilities to ensure a higher-order generative governance dialogue; Understand and supports the organizational vision, Ability to keep information confidential, Understand and recognize conflicts of interests, Engaged in all meetings (minimum 10/year), Emotionally intelligent and respectful during meetings, Understands fiduciary duty and responsibility, Unique skill set Passionate, Open-mindedness

Please contact humanresources@odysseyhouse.ca to request a board member application package.
Training Details: Training Provided
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: At least 10 meetings per year
Age: 20+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Needs Assessment, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Accountability, Respect, Presenting
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.odysseyhouse.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Human Resources
Address: Grande Prairie,
2017 Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau