Board of Directors Application

Board of Directors Application

The Stratford Perth Community Foundation (SPCF) is currently seeking candidates to fill three positions on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership, governance, establishes policy, oversees the operations and financial performance of the Community Foundation, and assesses the Board’s own effectiveness. Participation on the Board is voluntary and there is no remuneration for service.

Each position would commence at our AGM (May 2021) for a three-year term, with the option of a renewing for an additional three years.  We are looking for individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences who are interested in helping us fulfill our philanthropic mission.

VISION: Realizing community vitality through philanthropy.

MISSION: To enrich the lives of people in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County by providing support to charitable organizations through grants made possible by responsible stewardship of endowment funds.

With a skills-based policy Board that balances experience, knowledge, and professional expertise with geographic representation, the Community Foundation is seeking candidates who live and/or work in:

  • Perth East
  • Perth South
  • Stratford

The Community Foundation is particularly interested in candidates with the following knowledge and expertise:

  • Agriculture Sector Engagement
  • Digital Media / Communications
  • Fundraising, Development & Sponsorship
  • Legal / Policy Development

Expected Commitment from Board Members:

  • Attend 5 Board meetings that take place each year: one in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting
  • Able to commit the time and resources to serve on the Board, and one committee
    • Finance and Investment
    • Fund Development
    • Governance
    • Grant Advisory
  • Act as an ambassador for the Community Foundation

Please read the SPCF By-Laws and Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member prior to completing your application. The Community Foundation is an equal opportunity organization committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process. PDF of the application (for reference only).

Applications must be completed online, in one session and will be accepted until January 4th, 2021 at midnight.