We are seeking strategic and systems thinkers with governance experience to join our board of directors.

North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic, multi-service neighbourhood centre that has been working with residents in under-resourced and low-income neighbourhoods of northwest Toronto for over 27 years. We are committed to building strong, vibrant communities, and we do this by engaging residents, understanding their needs, and supporting them in achieving their goals. As a result of our work, newcomers are able to develop the skills, knowledge and connections to settle, gain employment and build successful lives in their new home; children and youth are supported in becoming active, healthy citizens - gaining the skills, knowledge and self-esteem they require to meet their long-term goals; and local residents are provided with training and opportunities that enable them to become leaders in improving their own lives and their neighbourhoods. NYCH believes that all the community members we serve have the strength and ability to meet their goals – our role is to help them get there.

This is an exciting time for the NYCH board as we embark on a new strategic planning process, enhance our ability to be generative and innovative and continue to work to inspire change.

We are seeking board members who are passionate about continuously driving change and have the ability to anticipate and respond positively to a changing environment. All candidates should have experience serving on a board of directors of a medium or large non-profit community services organization and have strong strategic thinking and planning skills and one or more of the assets below:

  1. Experience in the practice of social innovation

  2. Experience in community development and/or urban planning

  3. Experience in public affairs and/or government relations

  4. Skills and experience in fund development in the nonprofit sector

  5. Knowledge of the settlement and immigration sector and understanding of the issues affecting the sector.

  6. Expertise in accounting and finance (ideally in the non-profit setting)


  • To commit to and help carry out the vision and mission of the organization

  • To promote the goals, programs and services of NYCH

  • To actively participate in monthly board meetings

  • To maintain active participation in the affairs of the organization including: membership in at least one standing committee, attending the Annual General Meeting, and supporting fundraising

  • To be an active ambassador for NYCH

To Apply

Please complete the application below and email it, with your resume, to Mirna at by July 31, 2019.
We will contact you after we receive your application.

For more information or queries please contact Mirna Garcia at