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 2020-2021 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 2020. We encourage all interested parties to apply, with special consideration given to those who have backgrounds in Finance or Accounting, as well as small business owners. 


Expectations of Board Members are:

  • To attend all Board Meetings (9 per year with an average duration of 1.5-2 hours)

    • In response to COVID-19, meetings are taking place as an online videoconference at 8:30pm​

    • We will be continuing online meetings until further notice

    • Even once things return to 'normal', we will continue online meetings as it offers board members more flexibility with personal schedules. We will have in-person meetings once every few months for special events (for example, the AGM) and to stay connected once we are able

  • 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. 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 31st, 2020.

Key Dates

Friday, July 31st, 5:00pm - Applications for the Board of Directors will close. 

Monday, August 3rd to Friday, August 7th: Interviews will be conducted

Friday, August 21st: Candidates will be contacted with the final decision

Wednesday, September 23rd, 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. We are expecting this year's AGM to be held online. 

Application Form

Please complete the below application in full and submit it no later than 5pm on Friday, June 5th, 2020. 

Thanks for applying. You will be contacted the week of June 8th.