Employment Opportunities

Board of Directors: President & Vice President



Are you looking for a fulfilling volunteer opportunity within the local community? Are you interested in women’s rights and empowerment? If you’ve answered yes, your search is over!

Harmony House, Ottawa’s only second-stage women’s shelter, is seeking volunteer board members for the Executive Committee who are willing to bring their skills, expertise, and energy to the table. Join an amazing team of women who are passionate about supporting women and children in need and advocating for the rights of women fleeing violence. Candidates should be self-motivated, professional, and dedicated to ending violence against women through Board service.

Duties of the President and Vice-President

The President tables the agenda and presides at all meetings of the members of the corporation and the board of directors. During the absence or inability of the President, the duties and powers of the President may be exercised by the Vice-President or such other director as the board may, from time to time, appoint for the purpose.

Previous experience serving on a Board of Directors at a charitable/not-for-profit organization is highly recommended, although not required. An ideal candidate should have experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Industry knowledge (violence against women, non-profit, and/or business);
• Senior Management;
• Human Resources / Performance Management;
• Legal / Regulatory;
• Operational / Organizational;
• Negotiation and Conflict Resolution;
• Risk Management;
• Strategic Planning;
• Governance / Policy;
• Fundraising / Marketing

We welcome new members who:

• Are female;
• Are over 18 years old;
• Are supportive of our Mission Statement;
• Available once a month for board meetings;
• Available once a month for committee meetings

The Board meets 10 times a year in downtown Ottawa to discuss and review operations and committee work. The approximate time commitment is 5-15 hours per month.

Interested? Please email us at [email protected]; we look forward to hearing from you!

About Harmony House

Harmony House is a second-stage shelter for women and their children who are survivors of violence. We provide a transitional period from crisis shelter services to independent living in the community.

At Harmony House, we provide safe and affordable housing up to one year along with programs of individual and group support, accompaniment, advocacy, and referral.

Harmony House promotes the creation of a world where women and their children are safe and free from all forms of violence and oppression. Harmony House will facilitate the active participation of everyone involved in working towards achieving women’s equality and ending violence against women.



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