Seeking Board Members

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (PQWCHC)

is recruiting 4 Board Members

The Board of Directors is a volunteer community board.

Are interested in contributing to PQWCHC?

This could be an opportunity for you!

Responsibilities of Board Members

  • Attend monthly Board meetings on the last Tuesday of the month (10 meetings per year)
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (late September)
  • Prepare for Board meetings by reviewing materials in advance
  • Ensure that the organization adheres to its vision, mission and values
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director
  • Participate in committee work, including the Anti-Black Racism Strategy Working Group and the Indigenous Reconciliation Working Group


Benefits of Joining the Board

  • Opportunity to contribute to PQWCHC’s work to provide equitable, accessible urban healthcare for people where, when and how they need it
  • Opportunity to learn about and contribute to the community health sector
  • Build networks and connections
  • Participate in professional development


Supports for Participation

  • Payment of transportation expenses
  • Accommodation that allows full participation by granting accessibility and removing barriers to meaningful involvement
  • Meals provided at meetings


To be eligible to serve as Board Member, you must

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • Be a member of the PQWCHC (membership is free and may become one during recruitment)
  • Have a commitment to the PQWCHC’s vision, mission and values
  • Not work at PQWCHC or be the immediate family of someone working at PQWCHC


Information about Recruitment

The Board welcomes applications from people with a diverse set of skills and experiences. Knowledge of the Parkdale Queen West community is required. Currently, we are particularly interested in applicants who identify as or have skillsets in any of the following:

·  Black/African ancestry

·  First Nations/Indigenous/Métis/Inuit

·  Person(s) of Colour

·  Youth (ages 18 – 29)

·  Living or lived experience with substance use

·  Living or lived experience with homelessness and/or poverty


·  Fundraising expertise

·  Strategic planning expertise

·  Financial management expertise

·  Significant governance experience

·  Supportive housing and housing development expertise


Access and Equity

The Board of Directors of PQWCHC is committed to the principles of access and equity. We are committed to an ongoing effort of understanding the needs of our racialized clients. In our efforts to be reflective of the communities we service, we strongly encourage individuals from equity-seeking groups to apply and to self-identify in terms of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or class, Indigenous status, racial/ethnic identity, disability, experience of migration, resident or client status, religion/faith/spiritual belief.

Accommodations are available on request for people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for people with childcare responsibilities.


About Us

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (PQWCHC) positions health as a state of complete physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being and acknowledge that health problems may be caused by social inequality and disadvantages that affect access to resources. So, our approach to community health encompasses all the factors that determine health, such as education, employment, income, social support, discrimination, environment and housing, among others.


Inclusive Communities. Responsive Healthcare Healthier Lives

PQWCHC Mission

Providing equitable, accessible, urban healthcare for people where, when, and how they need it.


Client-centered, Community Responsiveness, Social Justice, Equity, and Access, Capacity Building

We provide primary care, counselling, health promotion, harm reduction, community development and advocacy supports. Our priority populations include youth and adults who are: homeless, living with mental health issues, living with substance use issues, Indigenous Peoples, seniors, 2SLGBTQIA+, individuals, immigrants and refugee.


For the application for this position click Here