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Board of Directors Call for Nomination

Conseil d’administration Appel de candidatures

Vous avez à cœur le bien-être des enfants et des adultes qui ont une déficience intellectuelle? Service Coordination Soutien (SCS) pour les personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle est un organisme à but non lucratif, financé par la province, qui aide les personnes et leurs familles à planifier et trouver des ressources communautaires. Nous servons les adultes et les enfants qui ont une déficience intellectuelle ainsi que les enfants ayant un trouble du spectre de l’autisme. Les services sont fournis dans les deux langues officielles. Nous sommes à la recherche de bénévoles de la région d’Ottawa et des comtés de Stormont, Dundas et Glengarry, de Prescott Russell et de Renfrew. Les candidats idéaux ont une expérience pertinente des fonctions au sein d’un conseil en plus d’avoir fait preuve d’un grand leadership et posséder une solide expérience dans l’un ou plusieurs des domaines suivants : • Services aux personnes ayant une déficience intellectuelle; • Gouvernance d’organismes à but non lucratif; • Relations avec la collectivité et les intervenants; • Gestion des ressources humaines; • Juridique. Le Conseil a actuellement un besoin particulier de membres dont la langue maternelle est le français. Date limite : Le 19 mars 2021

Are you passionate about the welfare of children and adults with developmental disabilities? Service Coordination Support (SCS) for People with Developmental Disabilities is a non-profit provincially funded agency that helps individuals and families plan and find available community resources. We serve adults and children with a developmental disability and children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Services are provided in both official languages. We are seeking volunteers fromwithin the Ottawa region and from the counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Prescott Russell and Renfrew. Ideal candidates have demonstrated experience with Board duties and governance issues and exhibit strong leadership and expertise in such areas as:

• Developmental Services; • Non-profit Governance • Community and Stakeholder Relations; • Human Resource Management; • Legal. The Board currently has a particular need for members whose first language is French. Deadline is March 19, 2021.

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