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2414 - Secretary
Position Address:
22 Walker Road East, Caledon East, ON, Canada


Abbeyfield is an international society founded in England more than 50 years ago, dedicated to proving older people with affordable, companionable, and secure housing in a family-sized household within their local community. Abbeyfield Houses are set up and run on a not-for-profit basis under the management of a volunteer board of directors. Costs, which include meals, are shared by the residents. The Abbeyfield Caledon House is located in the rural area of the Town of Caledon, in the village of Caledon East, just north of Brampton. The House, which was built to accommodate 12 seniors and the House Manager, opened in 2010. For more information please see 'Social Media', below, with an active 'link' to our website. We seek an exceptional volunteer, who will combine a passion for leadership in their community and a commitment to facilitate the lifestyles of older adults with a commitment to serve as our Board of Directors Vice-Chair, subsequently assuming the role of Chair of Abbeyfield Caledon in 2 to 3 years time (a new Chair will be in place in 2019), in keeping with our succession planning and need for continuity in Board governance.


Accountable to the Board of Directors, the Secretary is responsible for accurately recording the proceedings of all Board and Executive Committee meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Ensure that minutes are taken and permanently maintained of all Board and Executive Committee meetings

-Ensure that minutes are prepared and circulated to all Board Members within a week of monthly Board meetings

-Ensure all correspondence is sent out on behalf of the Board

-Maintain a current list of all Board and Committee members

-Demonstrate commitment to Abbeyfield Caledon's Goals and Objective

-Be a member of the Executive Committee


> Opportunity to enhance your leadership talent and professional skills/expertise > Enjoy association with a highly regarded not-for-profit in your local community > Rewarding experience through assisting the elderly to live in affordable, companionable, and secure housing > Have the benefit of working with passionate volunteers and staff who run this non-for-profit organization at a professional level > Volunteer not only with the local Abbeyfield House, but also get to meet volunteers from all over Canada and abroad who administer comparable residences under the Abbeyfield name


● Passion to volunteer, utilizing your skills/expertise and leadership in a seniors environment ● Leadership experience in the volunteering sector is an asset ● Familiarity with corporate not-for-profit governance is an asset ● Friendly, engaging, eager to promote/enhance the profile of 'Abbeyfield House Caledon' ● Specific expertise/experience welcome in one or more of the following areas: Nursing/medical; Legal; Fundraising; Health and Wellness (lifestyle enhancement for seniors); 'Social Media' ● Organized, ready to join an energetic, committed Board of Directors in a leadership role ● Committed to be a key part of a visionary succession for the Board PLEASE NOTE that a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is a prerequisite, given that Abbeyfield is closely involved with seniors.

Min Age: 19   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment starting 2022-01-01 AND ending 2023-12-31
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Evening

MONTHLY meeting (usually on a Tuesday, but has changed to Wednesay or Thursday to accommodate board) in the evening at 7pm that lasts 2 hours. Meetings were held at Abbeyfield house at 22 Walkers Road E, Caledon East, however, during the pandemic it has been on Zoom



Mentored by current Chair

More Details
Areas of Interest: Office Administration, Boards & Committees, Senior Support
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals

How to Contact
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Social Media
http://Abbeyfield Caledon
http://Abbeyfield Caledon

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