Volunteer Accountant for Hope Heels Service Dogs

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Hope Heels Service Dogs is a 100% volunteer run charity that is dedicated to the training and placement of service dogs in the Edmonton area. Our BRAVO K9 program raises specially trained service dogs to be paired with veterans and first responders who have sustained injuries during their service to our community.

Description of Role:
Hope Heels Service Dogs is looking for a volunteer to help with basic accounting services. This includes monitoring the bank account, generating financial statements and submissions for CRA. It is approximately 1-2 hours per month of work. Job perks include helping veterans and first responders in your community and opportunities to pet adorable service dog puppies!

Education or Certification Required:
CA is idea, but not required.

Applicable Interests:
Dogs, Service Dogs, PTSD, veterans, First Responders

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.HopeHeels.com
Kristine Aanderson
Email: KristineAandersonPsychologist@gmail.com

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Treasurer and Board Members for Starfish Family Resources

Description Of Charity/Foundation:
Starfish Family Resources assists children, teens and families with moving forward through major life transitions, by supporting appropriate programs and acting as a hub for related resources .

Description Of Role:
SFR is looking for individuals with a passion for helping families in transition to volunteer on its board of directors. Board members with a varied breadth and depth of experience and knowledge will enable SFR to implement strategic plans and grow the availability and programming for families within Northern Alberta.

SFR’s foundation is based on the following core values and guiding principles
● Empowerment
● Community and Collaboration
● Compassion, Respect and Acceptance
● Well-being of children and families
● Confidentiality

The board works diligently to set and execute SFR’s strategic goals and to ensure the operational efficiency and success of day-to-day operations.
The board meets on the second Tuesday, 10 months out of the year. There is also a strategic planning session held annually.
The term for a board member is 2 years, and board members are expected to abide by the governance policy for all directors.

Additionally, we are looking for a treasurer to:
1. Review financial statements
2. Sign off on casino reporting and societies reporting as well as annual returns
3. Lead the SFR board of directors in setting and achieving measurable fundraising targets
4. Assist in annual budget preparation
5. Present financial statements to board on a quarterly basis
6. Expand on programming and resources available through SFR
7. Support succession planning
8. Identify potential volunteers to create a finance and audit committee

Certification or Education Required:
CPA, CA, CGA, CMA

Applicable Interests:
Administration
Accounting / Budgeting
Program / Office Assistance
Business Development
Community Planning / Organizing
Financial / Legal Expertise
Fundraising
Governance
Strategic Planning

Duration:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.starfishfamilyresources.org/
Magda Domanska
Email: magda.domanska77@gmail.com

Web and IT Guru Needed for Community Ambassadors

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Community Ambassadors aim to help non-profit organizations, ranging from small to large and complex, by helping them connect with the skills-based volunteers they need.  These sectors include poverty reduction, health, and support for children, addictions recovery, the arts, animals, and the environment.
Over the past five year the Community Ambassadors has grown into something amazing. Our initial goal was to connect Chartered Professional Accounts with non-profit groups in Calgary, and we expanded to Edmonton in 2016. We have helped numerous charities find qualified volunteers, and we are very proud of this accomplishment.  In the pursuit of continuing our success, we want to ensure the group has energetic leadership to benefit our communities.

Description of Role(s):
The Community Ambassadors is currently looking for an enthusiastic and engaged Website & IT Guru to fill the following Board position on a voluntary basis in Calgary.

The Website and IT Guru will be responsible for managing the Community Ambassadors website, including:

  • Website and domain name maintenance
  • Website security and troubleshooting

 Certification or Education Required:
Previous experience with website creation, maintenance and troubleshooting is a requirement for this position.

Applicable Interests:
Candidates will have a passion for community service, as well as the CPA profession.

 

Duration:
1 Year Commitment (minimum)

The Board will meet at least quarterly outside of business hours, and may meet more frequently (monthly) as we are approaching our annual networking events in Calgary and Edmonton.  The Website & IT Guru may be contacted outside of regular Board meetings on an ad hoc basis, to resolve website issues if and when they arise.
We’re a fun bunch, and our meetings are pretty informal gatherings over drinks and snacks.
Board members are expected to attend all Board meetings and events in their respective city. In addition, members are expected to assist with online promotion of volunteer postings and events. This would include sharing postings and upcoming events via LinkedIn or Facebook.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://communityambassadors.ca
Email: communityambassadors@shaw.ca

Call for 2017 Board Members for Community Ambassadors

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Community Ambassadors aim to help non-profit organizations, ranging from small to large and complex, by helping them connect with the skills-based volunteers they need.  These sectors include poverty reduction, health, and support for children, addictions recovery, the arts, animals, and the environment.

Over the past five year the Community Ambassadors has grown into something amazing. Our initial goal was to connect Chartered Professional Accounts with non-profit groups in Calgary, and we expanded to Edmonton in 2016. We have helped numerous charities find qualified volunteers, and we are very proud of this accomplishment.  In the pursuit of continuing our success, we want to ensure the group has energetic leadership to benefit our communities.

Description of Role(s):
The Community Ambassadors are currently looking for enthusiastic and engaged volunteers to fill the following Board positions:

Calgary:

  • Community Relations Liaison (will develop and maintain relationships with NPO’s within the Calgary area) – FILLED
  • Event Planner (will execute our annual networking event in Calgary) – FILLED
  • Communications and Social Media Manager (will manage communications with members, via newsletters, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) – FILLED

Edmonton:

  • Community Relations Liaison (will develop and maintain relationships with NPO’s within the Edmonton area)
  • Event Planner (will execute our annual networking event in Edmonton)

Certification or Education Required:
CPA (must be in good standing)

Applicable Interests:
Candidates will have a passion for community service, as well as the CPA profession.

Duration & Time Commitment:
1 Year Commitment (minimum)

The Board will meet at least quarterly outside of business hours, and may meet more frequently (monthly) as we are approaching our annual networking events in Calgary and Edmonton.
We’re a fun bunch, and our meetings are pretty informal gatherings over drinks and snacks.
Board members are expected to attend all Board meetings and events in their respective city. In addition, members are expected to assist with online promotion of volunteer postings and events. This would include sharing postings and upcoming events via LinkedIn or Facebook.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://communityambassadors.ca
Email: communityambassadors@shaw.ca

 

Website and IT Guru Needed For Community Ambassadors

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Community Ambassadors aim to help non-profit organizations, ranging from small to large and complex, by helping them connect with the skills-based volunteers they need.  These sectors include poverty reduction, health, and support for children, addictions recovery, the arts, animals, and the environment.
Over the past five year the Community Ambassadors has grown into something amazing. Our initial goal was to connect Chartered Professional Accounts with non-profit groups in Calgary, and we expanded to Edmonton in 2016. We have helped numerous charities find qualified volunteers, and we are very proud of this accomplishment.  In the pursuit of continuing our success, we want to ensure the group has energetic leadership to benefit our communities.

Description of Role(s):
The Community Ambassadors is currently looking for an enthusiastic and engaged Website & IT Guru to fill the following Board position on a voluntary basis in Calgary.

The Website and IT Guru will be responsible for managing the Community Ambassadors website, including:

  • Website and domain name maintenance
  • Website security and troubleshooting

 Certification or Education Required:
Previous experience with website creation, maintenance and troubleshooting is a requirement for this position.

Applicable Interests:
Candidates will have a passion for community service, as well as the CPA profession.

 

Duration:
1 Year Commitment (minimum)

The Board will meet at least quarterly outside of business hours, and may meet more frequently (monthly) as we are approaching our annual networking events in Calgary and Edmonton.  The Website & IT Guru may be contacted outside of regular Board meetings on an ad hoc basis, to resolve website issues if and when they arise.
We’re a fun bunch, and our meetings are pretty informal gatherings over drinks and snacks.
Board members are expected to attend all Board meetings and events in their respective city. In addition, members are expected to assist with online promotion of volunteer postings and events. This would include sharing postings and upcoming events via LinkedIn or Facebook.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://communityambassadors.ca
Email: communityambassadors@shaw.ca

 

Treasurer for Marigold Seniors’ Recreation Society of Edmonton

Description of Charity/Foundation: 
Marigold Seniors’ Recreation is part of Alberta 55 Plus that coordinates Provincial playoffs of Provincial Seniors’ Games. Alberta is divided into 8 Zones and Marigold is Zone 6 which covers Edmonton. There are about 30 activities included in Marigold 10 card games, 10 Sports and 10 other activities. The winners of the Provincial Games qualify for the Canada Games every two years.

This position requires a retired person because of the meetings in the morning.

Description of Role:
Treasurer and executive board member required to attend 9 board meetings on the second Monday mornings 9:30 to noon. No meetings July, August and December.
Duties include writing about 150 cheques from 2 accounts and making about 20 deposits per year.
Keeping the books and preparing 9 monthly statements and providing information for the preparation annual statements as notice to reader. Also every 2 years prepare Alberta Gaming reports for the Casino fund transactions.
There is no fund raising required.

Certification or Education Required:
None

Duration of Term:
2 Years or More

Contact: 
Ray McMurray
Email: rsmcmu@telus.net

Treasurer for The Boyle Street Community Leaque

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Boyle Street Community League – the heart of the City. We are located just east of the downtown Edmonton core, in the amazing new Boyle Street Plaza in the Quarters. With easy access to and from all areas of the city, we who live here feel that all roads lead to the heart of the city, our home.

Description of Role:
Treasurer
Sits as Executive Director on the League Board and would Ideally reside in the boundaries of the Boyle Street Community, Edmonton. Excellent opportunity to gain experience and to be involved in your Community.

AUTHORITY
• The board of directors is the legal authority for the community league.

TERM OF OFFICE
• Term of office is 2 years.

GENERAL DUTIES/REQUIREMENTS
• A director is expected to be fully informed on community league matters and participate in discussions and decisions in matters of policy, finance, programs, personnel and advocacy.
• Commit to the work of the organization.
• Review the board’s conduct and monitor its performance to ensure compliance with bylaws and policies.
• Speak positively of the league and assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among the board, committees and communities to enhance the league’s mission.
• Orient new board members.
• Prepare for and arrive on time for all required meetings.
• Develop, monitor, review and approve all policies and other recommendations received from the board, its standing committees and staff.
• Review the bylaws and recommend changes to the membership.
• Participate in the development of the league’s organizational plan, annual review and budget.
• Approve the budget and other financial matters.
• Prepare and present required reports at board meetings.
• Prepare and present an annual report at the annual general meeting.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Gives regular reports to the board on the financial state of the community league.
• Acts as signing officer, with another officer, for cheques and other documents.
• Issues cheques for all invoices.
• Make deposits.
• Enters all transactions in the journal and balances monthly.
• Arranges for annual audit of books.
• Prepares financial statements.
• Supervises the bookkeeper, if one is engaged.
• Completes security clearance check.

Applicable Interests:
Community Interest

Duration:
1 Year to 2 Years

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.boylestreetcl.com/
Karen Jackson
Email: karenbscl@gmail.com

Help Needed on May 12th for ERIEC (Edmonton Region Immigrant Employment Council)

Description or Charity/Foundation:
ERIEC is currently planning a Speed Career Networking (SCN) event for Finance Professionals (incl. Accounting) on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:30 PM at Edmonton Room in Stanley A. Milner Branch, Edmonton Public Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton AB.
Speed Career Networking is an event which focuses on information sharing and time-efficient networking between local professionals and internationally-trained professionals who have recently settled in Edmonton and are job ready. This is not a recruitment event. The mentees or internationally trained professionals who attend these events recognize this and are expected only to expand their professional networks and learn more about pursuing a finance career in Canada from local professionals like you.

Description of Role: 
This is a mentorship opportunity for only 3 hours on the afternoon of May 12. You will meet with internationally-educated accountants who are settled in Edmonton and are pursuing career as accountants in Canada. You will help them with advice related to the accreditation process, the labour market situation in the accounting sector and other professional tips.

Certification or Education Required:
Certification is not required

Applicable Interests:
Mentorship, networking.

Duration:
1 Year or Less

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.eriec.ca
Elena Chernaeva
Email: echernaeva@eriec.ca

File:
SCN-Mentor-Package_Finance_May-12_2016.docx

Two Positions Open With Legal Aid Alberta

Description Of Charity/Foundation:
LAA currently provides more than 258,000 assists annually in the areas of criminal law, family law, child welfare, refugee and other civil matters. It is an independent, publicly funded, not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the Societies Act, which provides a broad range of services to enable Albertans to resolve their legal issues. It operates under a Governance Agreement between Legal Aid Alberta, the Minister of Justice and the Law Society of Alberta. Candidates should make themselves familiar with the services offered by LAA and also review its Governance Agreement at www.legalaid.ab.ca.
The Board of Directors governs LAA through policy, budget and business planning decisions. The Board of Directors consists of 11 members with a maximum of 6 lawyers and a minimum of 5 public members. Board candidates are recruited by a Nominating Committee, made up of representatives of the Law Society of Alberta, Alberta Justice, and Legal Aid Alberta, and are appointed by the Benchers of the Law Society of Alberta.

Description of Role:
Legal Aid Alberta (LAA) is currently recruiting candidates to fill two vacancies on its Board of Directors with a lawyer who is a member of the Law Society of Alberta with legal aid family law experience and one member at large (non-lawyer) with a formal accounting designation. The ability to bring an aboriginal perspective to the Board would be an asset. Employees of Legal Aid Alberta, Benchers of the Law Society of Alberta and employees of Alberta Justice are not eligible.

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: www.legalaid.ab.ca
Attn: Pat Bard
Email: pbard@legalaid.ab.ca
Legal Aid Alberta
400 10320 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4A1

 

Needed: Treasurer for Inner City Youth Development Association

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Inner City Youth Development Association is an established non profit agency that serves Edmonton’s high risk youth. . High Risk is defined as youth who are at high risk to become involved in addictions, criminal activities or dependent on our social system for support. Inner City High School and the Inner City Youth Support Program serve youth between the ages of 15-25. Last year 274 youth came through our program. Most youth in our programs are without parental support, basic resources and often in crisis. The following demographics shift slightly from year to year but present an accurate picture of our client base.
85-90% are or Aboriginal heritage
90% live in unsafe or unstable housing and would fit the official definition of homelessness
10 % live in group homes
95% lack basic resources
85% live in unstable/unsafe housing conditions. Many of those would fit the technical definition of homelessness
95% are without parental support
17% were absolutely homeless at last count and staying in shelters and anywhere else they could lay their head
Through our programming our intent is to provide the youth with basic resources and support to bridge them into Inner City High School. It costs society nearly $100,000 to keep 1 youth in the Edmonton Young Offenders Center and other provincial institutions. To put 1 youth through our program for 1 year costs $20,000. The loss of potential and social costs associated with incarceration is incalculable. We do our best to provide the tools and opportunities for youth to make positive changes in their lives and start on the road to completing Inner City High School and productive citizens.

Description of Role:
The Position: Volunteer Treasurer Board of Directors
The Business/Finance Manager contributes to the overall success of the organization by being an effective member of the management team and effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization.
Responsibilities and duties
• Makes monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors
• Serves on the executive committee
• Maintains Board Financial reports
• Chairs the finance committee
• Acts as a signing officer on cheques and contracts requiring a Board signature
Education required
• University degree or college diploma in Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management/Administration
Professional designation
• A recognized accounting designation is required
Work Experience, Knowledge, skills and abilities
• Experience in Non Profit Financial Management an asset

Certification or Education Required:
CMA and non pro experience an asset

Applicable Interests:
Social Justice

Duration of Term:
2 Years or More

Contact:
Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.innercity.ca
Joe Cloutier
Email: joe@innercity.ca