Board of Directors & Staff
Our board of directors is composed of 11 volunteers including our past chair.
- Past Chair (ex-officio)*
*Ex-officio: Non-voting member
- Seminars/Women’s Issues
- Fundraising/Special Events
- Executive Director (ex-officio)*
Throughout the year, the committee directors work with their respective committees to provide the Centre’s programs, services, and activities. The executive director and the board’s past chair attend board meetings as non-voting members.
The Centre has several permanent employees. They are the executive director, accountant/office administrator, childcare supervisor, programming and membership coordinator, community outreach coordinator, and the bookkeeping/administrative assistant.
The executive director oversees the day-to-day operations of the Centre. Working in collaboration with staff and volunteers, she is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the mandate and policies of the organization. The executive director’s duties include everything from assisting the Centre’s committees to liaising with the media and major funders to writing grant applications and reports.
Our accountant/office administrator is responsible for many financial aspects of our organization. This includes maintaining the Centre’s financial records, completing day-to-day transactions, and preparing payroll and financial statements.
The childcare supervisor oversees the operation of our free childcare service. Her duties include supervising the childcare staff, designing the educational and play activities for the children, actively participating in the care of the children, and ensuring a safe environment for all.
Programming and Membership Coordinator
The programming and membership coordinator is responsible for answering all enquiries from current as well as prospective members. In addition, she supports the activities of the volunteer-run programming committee, manages our membership database, sends out news and information e-mails, and updates our website.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Our community outreach coordinator is responsible for our organization’s outreach programs and represents our organization at networking meetings and events in the community.
Our bookkeeping/administrative assistant helps the accountant/office administrator with a number of financial duties as well as taking care of some general office tasks.
Fundraising and Special Events Coordinator
Our fundraising and special events coordinator supports the volunteers of the fundraising committee and coordinates the Women’s Centre’s special events.
Our information-technology consultant manages our organization’s databases and assists in the development of new technology-based processes at the Centre.
Each year, a group of women are employed as part-time contract childcare workers in our free childcare service. Substitute childcare workers fill in as needed. Course instructors and facilitators for our outreach activities are hired on contract.