Are You Interested In Being On ARCH's Board?

by the ARCH Nominations Committee

The ARCH Nominations Committee is now preparing its Nominations Report, to be presented at ARCH's Annual General Meeting. We would like you to consider volunteering on the ARCH Board or suggesting others who could make a valuable contribution on it.

The ARCH Board is composed of thirteen directors who serve two-year terms. Our By-Law provides that a majority of the members must be persons with disabilities and a majority must be individuals who come from an ARCH member organization. Directors may be re-elected for subsequent terms. This year we will be electing six directors.

ARCH is looking for individuals who are committed to defending and advancing the equality rights of persons with disabilities and in providing leadership and support to ARCH's staff. The nominating committee hopes to recommend to the membership a group of people whose combined skills and experience will provide strong oversight both with respect to policy and clinic administration. ARCH would also like to continue our practice of having board members from around the province, as ARCH is a provincial organization.

This is an active volunteer board commitment. The Board is responsible for the oversight of ARCH, including the planning and monitoring of its activities and development of policies governing our operations. The Board also has the responsibility to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of our funders. Prospective board members should be ready to attend monthly board meetings, in person or by telephone, and participate on standing and ad hoc committees. Board members also attend community or Legal Aid Ontario events on behalf of the Board.

Please let us know of your own interest or any suggestions of candidates you may have by August 25, 2008. Please mail, fax or e-mail a statement of interest, including a brief rsum, to:

ARCH Nominations Committee
c/o Yangtzee Tamang, Operations Assistant
ARCH Disability Law Centre
425 Bloor Street East, Ste. 110
Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R5
Fax: 416-482-2981
Toll-free Fax: 1-866-881-2723
e-mail: tamangy@lao.on.ca

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