We're working with the incredible team at Evenings and Weekends Consulting to recruit for our Board of Directors. Learn more about the role and responsibilities below, access the application process (by December 4th!) or join one of our info sessions.
Maggies Toronto is one of the nations oldest sex worker support organizations offering wrap around resources and services to current and former sex workers across Toronto and the GTA. We offer everything from street outreach and venue based outreach, public health programming, harm reduction supplies, case management, regular drop in programming, peer support spaces, community-specific resources and support groups, social/political/legal advocacy, and training modules for service providers engaging with sex workers. Learn more about our work and programming at maggiesto.org.
We're recruiting for our Board of Directors and in search of candidates interested in strengthening and expanding local resources and supports for sex workers across Toronto and the GTA. Our communities navigate criminalization, wide-spread stigma, social/political/institutional discrimination and a number of barriers impacting our overall quality of life. As Maggie's continues to expand and develop community programming and supports, we're in need of Board members to work collaboratively with our management team, oversee the strategic direction of the organization and act as ambassadors!
What is the role of the Board of Directors at Maggies?
Our Board of Directors offers oversight, governance and strategic support to our Executive Director and senior management team. Across the Executive Committee (Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) and Director at Large roles, there is plenty of room to support in the growth/development of our programs and service. Our Board plays a key role in identifying priority issues, campaigns, new directions and developing internal infrastructure at Maggie's to continue our work and grow our reach.
Time Commitment and Location: We ask that candidates set aside 1-3 hours/week or 8-10 hours monthly for Board duties and responsibilities, and we welcome applicants from across Canada as Board duties, meetings and responsibilities can be carried out virtually.
Learn more about the Board of Directors, our Executive Committee and application process here. Board applications are due Monday, December 4th at 9:00am/EST.
Information Sessions + Board of Directors Q&A:
In advance of the application deadline we are hosting two virtual information sessions for community members interested in the Board of Directors to provide an overview of roles/responsibilites and answer any questions. Both information sessions will take place over Zoom and require registration in advance. Both information sessions will follow the same format and cover the same material- register below.
Info Session #1: Thursday, November 30th - 6:00pm/EST
Info Session #2: Saturday, December 2nd - 1:00pm/EST
Frequently Asked Questions from community re: our Board of Directors: from time commitments to industry experience and past non-profit experience, we've put together a short explainer covering key questions from prospective applicants.
Note that our Board of Directors is typically made up of community members with current or former SW experience and those who do not necessarily have industry experience, but offer additional skillsets (e.g. non-profit governance knowledge, financial oversight/management, legal backgrounds, etc.) and in the past Board members have come from across Canada as we offer hybrid virtual/in person meetings and workloads. Our Board of Directors is a volunteer role that we expect to take 1-3 hours/week or 8-10 hours/month. Please register for any of our upcoming info sessions or connect directly with our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.