YWCA Seeks Board Directors

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking dynamic women to join the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We need women who will take a strong role in planning a sustainable future for the YWCA’s life-saving programs. We need women who want to get involved and try new things, and who have about ten to twelve hours a month to contribute,” says Neera Jeyabalan, President of YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Board of Directors. “Being passionate about women’s issues is important, but it isn’t enough. We’re looking for women who want to change the world – starting right here in our own community.”

“YWCA Peterborough Haliburton believes in diversity and is actively seeking women of all backgrounds, abilities and ages,” says Jane White, Chair of the Nominating Committee. “We value diverse skills and experiences, and we’re particularly interested in receiving expression of interest from women with skills and experience in finance, human resources, strategic planning and governance. Young women, Indigenous women and women living in rural areas are also encouraged to apply.”

Image of YWCA Board of Directors gathered on front steps of the admin office

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton exists to support the right of all women and their families to live free from violence, poverty and oppression as they build their desired futures. Programs include: Crossroads Shelter for women and children fleeing abuse, Centennial Crescent second stage housing, Homeward Bound Peterborough, crisis support and outreach services, Family Court Support, START (Support Team for Abuse Response Today), YWCA GirlSpace/BoySpace, an annual Week Without Violence campaign, Education Awards for abuse survivors, Food Action programs for families living on low income, and a crisis ‘safe space’ called Haliburton Emergency Rural SafeSpace (HERS) in Haliburton County. To find out more about YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, go to www.ywcapeterborough.org.

If you are interested in this exciting volunteer opportunity please contact Yvonne Porter, Executive Assistant, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, by phone 705-743-3526 ext. 116 or e-mail yporter@ywcapeterborough.org to receive an information package and details about our candidates meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

Upon request YWCA Peterborough Haliburton will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.

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