VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Seeking:

Community Representatives

Board of Directors (Brantford & Niagara Representatives)

 

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre is accepting applications for a community representatives from the Brantford & Niagara areas for the Board of Directors.

 

The organization is seeking applicants from Indigenous persons, including representatives of Indigenous Youth and Elders; or persons with a demonstrated and meaningful interest in Indigenous health issues. The Board is seeking members who may have skills and experiences that can complement those of current board members, such as in the fields of health administration, capital projects, communications and legal/justice issues.

 

Established in 1998, De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre as a non-profit organization, is an Indigenous designed and controlled body dedicated to improving the wellness of Aboriginal individuals and of the Indigenous community by providing services which respect people as individuals with a distinctive cultural identity and distinctive values and beliefs.

 

Our services include Indigenous wholistic preventative and primary care services that includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Certified Diabetes Educators, Foot Care Nurses, Mental Health and Diabetes Management, with a particular emphasis on traditional health and healing; health research and health information; and capacity building with public education.

 

The Board of Directors meets on average 10 times per year for approximately 2.5 hours, currently the meetings are held on the last Monday of each month and alternate between Hamilton and Brantford.  Over the past year, the Board of Directors have expanded the membership of the Board to 11 Directors.  At this time, we are seeking applications to fill 4 vacancies.

 

Applications must include a cover letter, recent CV and references.

 

Please apply via e-mail in confidence.

 

The successful applicant will be required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance (CPIC). 

 

 

De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre has developed a compensation philosophy that will allow the organization to retain, motivate and develop talented people who share our values and contribute to our success.

Our Mission:

To improve the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals, families and communities through wholistic approaches that harmonize Indigenous, traditional and western health care which respects people with a distinctive cultural identity, values, and beliefs.

The Health Centre focuses on culturally appropriate wholistic preventive and primary health care that includes Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Traditional Healing and other primary health services — Mental Health Support as well as community health supports — Advocacy, Outreach and Health Promotion and Education Services.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS

Please express your interest to:

Pat Mandy

Board Chair

678 Main Street East

Hamilton, ON   L8M 1K2

 

pmandy@dahac.ca

 

Deadline:

Open until filled