Name of agency: Our Place Peel
Position type: Volunteer
Additional comments:

Our Place Peel is presently accepting applications from individuals who have an interest in serving on the organization's Board of Directors or to join its sub committees as a community member. We are currently looking for individuals with experience in Accounting (CPA) and/or Government Relations.

Purpose: To advise, govern, oversee policy and strategic direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Our Place Peel to support the organization’s mission.

Application deadline: 03.06.2017
About the agency:

Our Place Peel is committed to providing shelter, support and hope to youth aged 16-21 in the Region of Peel who are at risk of homelessness.


Major responsibilities:    

  • Organizational leadership and advisement
  • Committed to the organizations strategic directions
  • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board
  • Establish vision and overall long and short term goals, strategy, objectives and priorities for Our Place Peel in meeting the needs of the community
  • Be aware and abstain from any conflict of interest
  • Responsible for taking part in fundraising responsibilities

Meetings and time commitment:


  • The board of directors typically meets 7 times per year, September through June on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.
  • A time commitment of approximately 4 hours per month, (includes Board preparation, meeting and committee meeting time)

Expectations of Board Members:


  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.
  • Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • Assist in communicating and promoting Our Place Peel’s mission and programs to the community.
  • Become familiar with Our Place Peel finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Understand the policies and procedures of Our Place Peel.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Our Place Peel through a regular review of programs and services, budget, and the Executive Director.
  • Financially support Our Place Peel in a manner commensurate with one’s ability.

We are currently looking for individuals with experience in Accounting (CPA) and/or Government Relations.

Job Contact Information:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Christy Upshall, Executive Director at, for further information, please visit our website at