Board Member Vacancy

Board Recruitment

Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services (SAFSS), is a non-profit, charitable, organization funded by all 3 levels of government, providing services to the community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with a particular emphasis on un-served and under-served areas of Scarborough. SAFSS opened its doors in 1989 to serve primarily the victims of domestic abuse. Since then, its program offerings have expanded to include a broad range of services for newcomers to Canada including both immigrants and refugees. SAFSS's core programs include Language/Skills Development, Information and Orientation Services, Newcomer Settlement Program, Supportive Counselling for Victims of Abuse.

SAFSS's policy governance board is seeking a few new board members to fill vacancies that may arise in the ensuing months. We are looking for potential board members who share a commitment to SAFSS's mission and who will bring experience, understanding and skill sets that will allow them to provide the leadership the organization needs particularly those with following background / experience -

* Legal / HR / Employee Relations in a Unionised Environment
* Fundraising & Organizational Development in a Non- Profit Organization
* Most urgently, we are seeking someone with Finance & Audit expertise to fill an existing vacancy on the board.

Prior board experience and work with Not-For-Profit (NFP) organizations would be certainly an asset.

SAFSS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Meetings are held eight times per year (generally on the 3rd Tuesday of the month), and last between 2 to 3 hours. In addition, the Board may create ad hoc committees on an as needed basis to deal with specific issues or work that needs to be completed.

If you are interested, please send your resume along with a covering letter to The Chair, Nominations Committee SAFSS by December 31,2018, at Please mention "BOARD POSITION" in the subject / title of your application.

SAFSS serves a broad range of newcomer communities. We welcome applications from people who are reflective of those diverse communities. It is also our goal to maintain a good gender balance and to include representation of youth. We also welcome those who might need accommodation.