Join the Board

As a not for profit organization, Thistleoaks is overseen by a Board of Directors whose primary responsibility is to oversee the strategic direction of the Centre and ensure its continued operations. The board consists of nine Directors, including four who fill out its Executive Team, who have each volunteered for a 3-year term.


For the 2019-2020 year, we have openings for two (2) Board Members who, once selected by the interview committee, would be confirmed and begin their terms at our Annual General Meeting in September of 2019. We encourage all interested parties to apply, with special consideration given to those who have backgrounds in Human Resources, HR/Employment Law, and/or Finance.


Expectations of Board Members are:

  • To attend all Board Meetings (9 per year with an average duration of 1.5-2 hours usually held at 6:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month, with the exceptions of July, August and December)

  • To attend the Annual General Meeting in September

  • To serve on the Board for three years 

  • To attend any supplemental emergency meetings, as required

  • To complete work related to any sub-committee to which they commit, as required

  • To adhere to all by-laws of the Centre and legal obligations of a not-for-profit Board of Directors.

Members may not miss more than three meetings over the course of the year and may attend a maximum of one meeting remotely by video. Lastly, while not required, it is requested that Board members take part in some of the volunteer events that take place at Thistleoaks (Spring Cleanup, Fundraisers, etc.). 


If you are interested in learning more or have questions, please contact If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application form below by Friday, July 5th 2019.

Key Dates

Friday, July 5th, 5:00pm - Applications for the Board of Directors will close. 

Monday, July 8th to Friday, July 19th: Interviews will be conducted

Friday, July 26th: Candidates will be contacted with the final decision

Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00pm: The Annual General Meeting at Thistleoaks. The successful candidates must be able to attend this meeting to be eligible for the Board of Directors.

Application Form

Please complete the below application in full and submit it no later than 5pm on Friday, July 5th, 2019. 

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