Volunteers needed for LSHC’s Board of Directors
Landlord’s Self-Help Centre (LSHC) is accepting applications from individuals interested in volunteering to serve on the Board of Directors.
LSHC is a specialty community legal clinic operating with the unique mandate to assist small residential landlords across Ontario and receiving core funding from Legal Aid Ontario. We are an incorporated non-profit organization that provides clinic law services which include casework, public legal education, community development and law reform initiatives.
LSHC assists small landlords across the province with broad range of issues related to residential tenancies through the delivery of general information, referrals, and summary legal advice. We develop and maintain a broad array of public education materials, tools and programs and participate in community development initiatives that assist our client community to learn and understand their rights and responsibilities as housing providers. LSHC also involves itself in law reform activities with the goal of improving the operating environment for our community through legislative reform to create a fair and balanced regulatory system.
The 10-member Board of Directors contributes vision to the strategic management of the organization and is responsible for governance, policy, and performance measurement. It is comprised of individuals who have taken an interest in the organization and share a variety of competencies, skills and experience to create a well-rounded governance team. Board members have a stake or strong interest in the rental business in Ontario and are familiar with the services provided by LSHC. Board members serve a two year term; are expected to attend and participate fully in monthly meetings; and serve on at least one committee. Directors should be prepared to contribute five to ten hours per month and meet outside of regular business hours.
LSHC is seeking candidates to fill three current vacancies on the Board. Ideal candidates will be positive, energetic and be willing to inform themselves about LSHC operations and history, work cooperatively as part of a team and possess lived experience as a small landlord or a strong interest or stake in the residential rental business in Ontario. Experience with non-profit, community-based organizations or legal clinic would be an asset as well as representation of the Francophone community. In this campaign we are recruiting to fill four vacancies and seek candidates who can offer the following key skills and competencies:
- Legal Service Provider – Candidates will possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in the area of residential tenancy law in Ontario and the Landlord and Tenant Board and currently practice in this area. They will have an in depth understanding of the law and policy and familiarity of recent decisions and key caselaw and how they influence small landlords in Ontario. The candidate will contribute to the organization’s law reform initiatives and strategies and keep the board and staff aware of impactful decisions and potential reforms.
- Fundraiser -Corporate fundraising experience and experience with pitch deck, partnership strategies and partnership agreements, and existing network to support fundraising activities are required to develop and implement a sustainable fundraising strategy to generate new revenue streams. Fundraising targets include a comprehensive donor/sponsorship program to supplement operations and support organizational growth and expansion.
- Human Resource Specialist – Candidates with knowledge and experience in the areas of board recruitment, human resource policies and procedures, the development of Strategic and Operational Plans, and conduct regular self-evaluation and assessments of meeting productivity and performance, monitor and analyze client service measures, and provide feedback and recommendations for improvement.
- Information Technology Consultant – Candidates will have the knowledge, skills, capacity and experience to advise on long term strategic goals related to technology within the organization and service delivery to the public and members. They will participate in the oversight and expansion of the WordPress website; support learning and training activities relating to technology; and make recommendations aimed at improving and updating the technology in place at the organization with a view to streamlining workflows.
We are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, including diversity in race, culture, languages spoken, sexual orientation and gender identity. We actively encourage applications from individuals from diverse, racialized, and Indigenous communities and backgrounds. You can learn more about serving on the Board of the Directors by reviewing our FAQs.
Send your resume to: Trish Thomas, Clinic Director: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!