We are proud of the diversity we have on our staff and management team and have been working to further diversify the makeup of our Board of Directors. Over the last few years, we have been intentional about this shift to better reflect the make-up of the diverse communities that we and our residents are part of. We have seen improvements in the balance in our gender and racial diversity; we still have more work to do to around racial, ability, and LBGTQ+ diversity. And so, our journey continues.
To continue to elevate our governance, we are seeking specific skillsets to be added to our Board. We are currently looking for skills and experience in the areas of legal, fundraising, and social support services. We are actively looking for members of our community who can provide an underrepresented perspective. We welcome applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black, people with disabilities and from communities of racial, gender, and sexual diversity who may have these skills. We don’t require new members of our board to have previous board experience – we see experience serving on boards, committees, working groups or similar advisory bodies as a plus. We offer board training for new board directors who need such support.
Who we are as an organization
At Brightside, our mission is to build resilient communities, throughout Vancouver, with safe and secure homes for those struggling to meet the demands of market housing. As a not-for-profit providing affordable homes for almost 70 years we understand the need for our organization to reflect the communities we serve in a way that is just and equitable. In order to do that we need to be governed by people who understand the experience of the communities we serve and of our residents.
For more information on Board opportunities
Here is the role definition of a Brightside volunteer Board Director. If you feel connected to this work and our mission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter or something similar that lets us know what you would bring to Brightside as a potential board director and what you hope to gain from your experience and we can go from there.
We invite you to join us on our journey as we strive to continually grow, improve and offer culturally safe services to all of our residents and staff.
Greg Tooke, Board Chair
William Azaroff, CEO
Brightside Community Homes Foundation
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