Board of Directors

Call for Volunteer Board Members! 

Our Board members are passionate about ending human suffering, contributing significantly to community health and overall quality of life. They are invested in providing accessible trauma informed relief services, interventions, programs, education, and training without compromising quality. If this is you, we want to hear from you!

We are looking to form our Volunteer Board of Directors with five key positions, who will lend specific expertise to the governance of the organization through their professional knowledge and diverse experiences.

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Rituals for Recovery and the subsidiary Help Her Recover Trauma Relief for the Community. As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective and ethical governance of the organization.

Definition of Governance:

The processes, structures and organizational traditions that determine:

  • how power is exercised
  • how decisions are made
  • how accountability is enacted

The Board Role and Governance of the Organization:

Planning Overall Direction: To establish the mission, values, and overall direction of the organization through strategic planning.

Policy Development: To ensure the formulation and implementation of governance policies to guide the actions of the organization.

Oversight & Monitoring: To provide oversight by monitoring legal compliance, financial stability & viability, quality, and performance as well as managing risk.

Performance Management: To ensure the health and sustainability of the organization through the performance management of the Board and of the Executive Director.

Awareness & Advocacy: To support the needs of the people served by the organization and validate the identity of the organization in the community.


  • The Board of Directors complies with the bylaws, governance model and policies of the corporation.
  • Responsible for the effective governance, accountability, and strategic leadership of Rituals for Recovery
  • Influence the strategic plan for Rituals for Recovery.
  • Become fully informed re: corporation, issues and environment.
  • Participate in discussions and decision-making.
  • Exercise independent judgment
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Attend organizational training, orientation, monthly board meetings and strategic planning sessions.
  • Commit time as required to fulfill the responsibilities of a board member.

More specifically, it provides the necessary leadership:

  • In the oversight and approval of the strategic plan
  • In the recruitment, development and evaluation of the CEO and future CEO succession planning
  • To ensure the highest quality of care in a safe environment
  • To ensure there is an efficient and effective use of its resources.
  • To proactively identify and manage risks and to ensure the appropriate controls are in place.

Time commitment and expectation suggested to be decided by board:

  • The Board meets six times a year; meetings are three-hours plus meeting preparation.
  • Each Director also participates in one or two board committees that meet a minimum of quarterly (two to three hours) plus meeting preparation.
  • The Board holds a one-day Retreat annually.
  • The Board pays an annual membership fee aligned with industry standards.

General competencies required of our Board members include:

  • Prior governance knowledge and not-for profit board experience
  • Executive leadership
  • Effective communication and collaboration

We are seeking individuals with the following skills and experience who share our values, are passionate and have a strong commitment to Rituals for Recovery’s mission and vision.

  • Organizational & Project Management
  • Financial Management
  • Risk Management
  • Policy Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Accounting
  • HR/Labour relations
  • Legal Experience
  • Government relations/advocacy 
  • Fundraising, marketing/public relations
  • Technology and innovation
  • Quality and safety
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • For-Profit and Non-Profit continuum of trauma recovery services
  • Community services
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Medical and clinical

Board members hold office for a term of three years with renewal options for further three-year terms. The Inaugural Board meeting is scheduled to take place in late May 2021.

We are looking to form the board with 5 members. Applications and questions regarding Rituals for Recovery or the application process can be directed to Amanda Willett, Executive Director at or call 289-210-1258 during business hours.

Rituals for Recovery offers an exciting opportunity for individuals to be part of an organization committed to culturally inclusive, accessible, safe, quality, and sustainable trauma care and supports.