Board of Directors - Community Advocacy & Legal Centre


Board of Directors

Our clinic is a not for profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors.  Ten Board members are elected annually in the fall at the Annual General Meeting.  Our Board members are drawn from throughout the community we serve and have a healthy mix of expertise and experience.

What does the Board do?

The Board of the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre governs the clinic and is responsible for ensuring that services provided to the community are of high quality and cost-effective. Board members do not take part in the day-to-day operations of the clinic. The Board sets the direction for the clinic and determines service priorities within the areas of law offered by community legal clinics. It is responsible for ensuring the allocation of scarce resources to the areas of greatest local community need.

What is the clinic looking for in a Board member?

The Board has 10 members who represent the community served by the clinic. At least one member must be a lawyer. The Board as a whole needs to have members with skills such as:

  • teamwork and co-operative decision-making

  • community development and advocacy

  • financial management

  • fundraising

  • communications

  • governance of business or non-profit organizations

  • human resource management

  • knowledge of the legal system

Experience of poverty or living on a low income is especially valued.


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