Board Member

Overview

Ottawa Children's Choir

Locaton

Remote

Availability

Flexible

Evenings & Weekends

Commitment

1 year or more

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Individual

Sector

Sports & Culture

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Team building

  • Facilitation and training

  • Leadership

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Community Knowledge/Awareness

  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Ideal for

  • Young Adults (19-24)

  • Seniors (65+)

  • Persons with a disability

  • New Canadians

Contact

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Emili Losier

1 613 233 4440

Locaton

151 Laurier Ave. E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8, Canada

About the position

As a non-profit charity, the OCC is run by an active volunteer board of directors which is highly involved in strategic planning, governance and succession planning, fiscal responsibility, and fundraising. 


The Board meets monthly and provides organizational and financial structure to support the organization. Board members include chorister parents and community members. It adheres to a Code of Conduct, privacy policies, screening policies and government mandated regulations for registered non-profit charities. All families that join the choir are asked to follow the Code of Conduct.

Each year the OCC hosts an Annual General Meeting where each family is given a vote and asked to attend in order to ensure the needs and voices of its members guide the organization.

Hours can range from 1-5h a week.


Requirements

Good for people interested in: 

  • Event planning and participation

  • Governance (Boards, Committees)


You will be working with: 

  • Youth (11-15 years)

  • Children (0-10 years)


A valid Volunteer Sector Check will be required given the nature of the work.


How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is an opportunity to work with individuals from various Ottawa sectors who have a passion for the arts. 


Working with the other board members and staff is a great team environment, and flexibly allows the volunteer to choose which roles to take on in the governance position.

About the organization

The Ottawa Children’s Choir (OCC) was founded in 1958 as the Ottawa Board of Education Central Choir for musically gifted students.


The Ottawa Children's Choir (OCC) is devoted to artistic excellence, community connection and, above all, the joy of singing.


During the Covid-19 Pandemic the choir remains committed to providing an environment which enables musical growth and the joy of singing, while maintaining a safe experience for our choristers, staff, volunteers and families.

Impact

The OCC seeks community representatives for unbiased feedback and guidance on the future of the organization. We see people from all backgrounds with an interest to make decisions for the future of arts and music education for our local youth.


As a Board Member, you will support the OCC's mission in promoting the advancement of children’s education in and knowledge and appreciation of choral music.


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