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Board of Directors Volunteer Posting

Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN) is a volunteer-based client driven community support services agency dedicated to helping seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Our services include: Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Homemaking Services, Friendly Visiting, Congregate Dining and Safety at Home.

CSSN is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for volunteer Board Members to support strategic oversight of operations and ensure sustainability and service excellence. The successful candidate is elected for a three-year term and must attend regular Board meetings and sit on at least one Board committee.  As such, applicants must enjoy schedule flexibility such that they can attend at least one evening meeting monthly, and additional committee meetings/attendances as required.  This usually translates into between five to ten hours per month.

Each year, the sitting Board assesses the strengths of the current Board and provides direction to the Nominating Committee as to which areas of expertise should be priorities for the upcoming election. Specific areas of expertise for the 2022 nominations include

  • Board Governance in Not for Profits
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare
  • Gerontology
  • Individuals with lived experience

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

CSSN recognizes and embraces the benefits of diversity in Board members and is committed to the building and maintenance of an inclusive and high-functioning Board; as such, CSSN welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Qualifications

  • Must have prior board experience and governance knowledge
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Personable, professional, committed and reliable team player
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Passionate about community service
  • Expertise in finance, accounting, fundraising, and/or marketing an asset

Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly board meeting and committee meetings as required
  • Guide the organization towards a sustainable future establishing the strategic direction
  • Ensure compliance for legal, financial and contractual obligations
  • Ensure policies reflect community and membership
  • Provide guidance and support to the Executive Director

Apply with a resume and statement of interest to lbosada@cssn.ca and indicate CSSN Board Member Application in subject line.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 20, 2022, 4:30pm

Board of Directors Volunteer

Board of Directors Volunteer Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN) is a volunteer-based client driven community support services agency dedicated to helping seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Our services include: Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Homemaking Services, Friendly Visiting, Congregate Dining and Safety at Home. CSSN is currently accepting applications…
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NOHT-ESON Reaffirms Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in HealthCare

Untimely death of Indigenous patient at Niagara Health evokes sadness, concern and resolve… St Catharines, ON--The Niagara Ontario Health Team-Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara (NOHT-ESON) extends sincere condolences to the family, friends and the Indigenous community of Heather Winterstein, a 24-year-old Anishnawbe Kwe community member who died on Friday December 10, 2021 while she was in…
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Safari Niagara’s Dinosaurs Live

We’re happy to announce that DINOSAURS LIVE has officially launched! Together with GROW Community Food Literacy Centre, Safari Niagara, and Canada’s Dinosaur Park, we have brought this exciting drive-thru experience to Niagara! As guests’ journey through Safari Niagara from the comfort of your own vehicle, you will be met with over 60 animatronic and replica…
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COVID-19 Update

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AS OF JUNE 1, 2020 In response to the changes happening daily with the Coronavirus, Community Support Services of Niagara (CSSN) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and is adjusting programs accordingly to ensure everyone remains healthy and the spread of the virus is minimized. CSSN is pleased to have maintained service to…
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Thank you Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance!

BCM (Bertie and Clinton Mutual https://bcminsurance.com/) Insurance announce another $124,000 in grants to community groups. In 2019, BCM (Bertie and Clinton Mutual) Insurance Company launched their Community Grants Program with a commitment in excess of $200,000. Their goal through this program is to strengthen local non-profit organization’s capacity to continue to do their great work…
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Ontario Health Team

As part of our commitment to create a seamless, integrated healthcare system for Niagara, we are proud to partner with more than 40 other healthcare, the community support sector social services across Niagara to submit the full application to the Ministry of Health in our next steps in becoming an Ontario Health Team. More information…
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Taste of Welland satisfies appetites

Thank you to everyone that made the Taste of Welland such a successful event!  Special thanks to the Black Sheep Lounge, Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual, Taris on the Water, Ye Olde Squire, Mama Misfits Cheesecakery and Cafe Mochaccino for the great food and atmosphere.  Thanks to all the media that helped to share this event…
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Non-profit organization serving up Taste of Welland

Non-profit organization serving up Taste of Welland October fundraiser assists Community Support Services of Niagara NEWS 05:44 PM by Kris Dubé The Welland Tribune Restaurateurs who will be participating in the inaugural Taste of Welland include, from left, Cheryl Lapalme of Ye Olde Squire, Amy Datema and Justin Upper of Taris on the Water, Lucas Spinosa of Black Sheep…
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Humble and Kind visits Community Support Services of Niagara with a lunch from Falls Manor Resort and Restaurant!

[video width="640" height="360" mp4="http://www.cssn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Humble_and_Kind_visits_Community_Support_Services_of_Niagara_with_a_lunch_fro...-2339416722988529-1.mp4" poster="http://www.cssn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/68445110_2495048433878523_5290614769038917632_n.jpg"][/video] Thank you Country 89 for your visit today and for the lunch you provided from Falls Manor Resort and Restaurant. Thank you transportation volunteers for your unwavering support of CSSN, the clients and the transportation program
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CSSN Lunch Out Program

CSSN offers many programs to lessen the effects of isolation and loneliness. Please watch this video to learn about our Congregate Dining (Lunch Out) Program. Please share this video so that others may become aware of the programs we offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpu9nBgj0fM&feature=player_embedded  
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We Want To Hear From You! Client Survey

We value your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to complete a short survey! Comments* and results are confidential and will be used to improve our programs. We value your feedback, as your experience with CSSN is important to us. Complete our survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/N8PJXFB
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Driving for the Season

In light of the nice weather we have been having, not many of us think of the weather yet to come. Road Safety is always important, so follow some simple tips to keep you safe.   Check the overall condition of the vehicle before you start (flat tires – remember your spare should be checked…
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Congregate Dining Program

Congregate Dining is a program intended to limit the isolation that seniors and adults living with disabilities may at times be feeling. Congregate Dining offers clients the opportunity to min-gle with others in similar situations while enjoying a meal and an afternoon out of the house. Meals may consist of restaurant meals, catered meals or…
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