Mosaic – Newcomer Family Resource Network is seeking members for our volunteer Board of Directors

Mosaic – Newcomer Family Resource Network is seeking members for our volunteer Board of Directors

Mosaic – Newcomer Family Resource Network is a rights-based organization that provides newcomer parents and primary care-givers with opportunities to develop additional language and life skills that lead towards contributing to and sharing in the benefits of their new communities

Responsibility of the Board

The Mosaic Board of Directors has the responsibility for general supervision of the affairs of the organization, in an advisory capacity, as specified in the bylaws.

Specifically the Board is responsible for:

  • Working with the Senior Management team to develop a long-range strategic plan for the organization
  • Overseeing the Executive Director, including hiring, termination, performance evaluations and overall suitability for the management of the organization
  • Ensuring that the organization is carrying out its purpose as stated in the bylaws
  • Monitoring the Organization’s financial health and investments
  • Providing professional assistance as required by the organization determined either by Board decision, or Executive Director request


Position Description – Member at Large

General Responsibilities

To ensure the Board achieves the goals it establishes each year



  • Commitment to the Organization and its purpose
  • Ability to listen to all sides with an open mind when making decisions
  • Lived experience as a newcomer to Canada is an asset


Specific Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Board develops objectives and a strategic plan of action and information is reported back to the board
  • Recruit Board members as required
  • Attend board and general meetings


Time Required

  • 7-10 Board meetings per year including Strategic Planning session
  • Committee meetings as required
  • 1 AGM annually


Length of Commitment

2 year commitment. Under extenuating circumstances a term of office may be extended to exceed two years at the discretion of the nominating committee


Responsible To:  Mosaic membership and Chair


Steps for self-nomination and selection:

  1. Submit a letter of interest to Val Cavers  – tell us why you would like to serve on the Board and what skills you would like to contribute
  2. We will schedule a meeting with selected candidates
  3. The Board Chair and ED will report back to the board members and recommend new candidates
  4. New candidate(s) are invited to attend Mosaic’s AGM, then our first Board meeting in September 2019