Volunteer Treasurer for 175th Southwood Scout Group (Scouts Canada)

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Scouts Canada is the country’s leading youth organization. For more than 100 years, we have brought a world of adventure, outdoor experience and friendship to 17 million Canadian youth.
Scouts have a lot of fun discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t have elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
The 175th Southwood Scout group is located in the Southwood Area of Millwoods (Edmonton). We offer Scouts programming for youth aged 5-26, are run completely by volunteers and supported financially through fundraising. A Group Committee; which consists of a Commissioner, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Registrar, Secretary, Fundraising Coordinator and representatives from each youth section, collectively run the operational aspects of the group.

Description of Role:
We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to maintain our group books. Duties will include (but not limited to):
-Attending Group Committee meetings once per month and reporting on finances (meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of -the month from 7-9pm).
-Effectively record, maintain, plan and explain all financial matters pertaining to the Group.
-Be one of the principal signing officers for the Group.
-Prepare, in conjunction with the Group Committee, the financial records for the Group Annual Review.
-Follow the accounting and fundraising principles of Scouts Canada

Certification or Education Required:
None required but a good understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles is required.
You will be required to be registered as a member of Scouts Canada which includes screening (interview, references, Police Check), sign a code of conduct and complete basic online training before starting the role. All costs associated are covered by the organization.

Applicable Interests:
Contributing to the community/volunteerism
Opportunity to practice and hone your accounting skills
Contributing to the largest and longest running youth movement in the world

1 Year to 2 Years

Charity/Foundation Website: http://175thsouthwoodscouts.com/
Carmen Werbowetsky
Email: carmzy@hotmail.com


Volunteer Treasurer for Choir Alberta

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Choir Alberta is the primary resource for choirs, conductors, and choral music educators in our province. Through its diverse roster of projects, programs and services, the organization plays an integral role in the continued vibrancy of choral music making in communities across Alberta. It has become the largest and most dynamic of the Canadian provincial choral associations — it serves as a model for innovative programming and is recognized for the effectiveness of its organizational structure.

Choir Alberta offers a host of educational programs including the honour choirs, festivals, conferences, concerts, workshops and other professional development opportunities. In Feb 2016, Choir Alberta hosted the internationally renowned English sextet The King’s Singers for concerts and workshops in Calgary and Edmonton. Choir Alberta also hosted Podium 2016 Conference and Festival in May 2016 in Edmonton. In the 2015-2016 season, more than 20,000 choristers, conductors, composers, music educators, choral collaborators, and audience members took part in a Choir Alberta event.

Description of Role:
Choir Alberta’s Treasurer oversees the organization’s financial matters. In addition to monitoring overall financial health, the treasurer reports the organization’s financial status to the Board on a regular basis.
As the day-to-day bookkeeping is handled by Choir Alberta staff, the treasurer provides guidance and monitors financial records.

Key responsibilities of the position include:
Oversight of financial recordkeeping
Preparation of finance reports to the Board & membership
Assists in preparing the audited financial statements
Preparation financial information for grant applications & reports
Ensure compliance with CRA regulations

Other responsibilities may include:
Reviewing and recommending changes to finance policy
Contributing to the strategic planning process
Approving expenditures and signing cheques
Educating other Board members about how to understand financial information
File appropriate forms with CRA on a timely basis

The Treasurer will serve on the Executive and Finance Committees, and may be consulted by the Fund Development and Program Advisory Committees on occasion.

Certification or Education Required:
Accounting designation or extensive bookkeeping knowledge and experience.
Experience with AGLC and charitable reporting is an asset.
Familiarity with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit organizations.
Strong communication skills in terms of reporting to the organization’s members, Board, and funders

Applicable Interests:
Choral Music and/or general music interests, interest in working within a team environment and creative thinkers.

2 Years or More

Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.choiralberta.ca
Brendan Lord
Email: brendan@choiralberta.ca

Volunteer Board Member for SkirtsAfire

Description of Charity/Foundation:
SkirtsAfire is Edmonton’s only multidisciplinary arts festival featuring and elevating the work of women artists. A local Non Profit, Charitable Organization established in 2012, we showcase, empower and support amazing women artists. With our yearly SkirtsAfire Festival, we create a platform for female artists to share their work in a variety of art forms. We hold a strong focus on the Alberta Avenue community, where our festival contributes to the revitalization of this up-and-coming arts and dining district. SkirtsAfire is rooted in a passion for and celebration of art AND community.

Description of Role:
Consider joining the Board of Directors of SkirtsAfire Festival! You’ll be part of an energetic, inclusive team with a passion for building community and seeing arts organizations thrive.
In your role, you’ll contribute your leadership and expertise to help guide the organization on financial matters and non-profit Board governance. There is potential opportunity to move into an Executive position as Treasurer, upon nomination and in accordance with elections protocol.
Meetings take place approximately once per month.

Certification or Education Required:
-Accounting designation an asset. We welcome those interested in pursing an accounting designation in the near future.
-Experience with AGLC an non-profit reporting is an asset, or an interest to grow experience in this area of funding.
-Motivated self-starter.
-Strong communication skills, with the ability to translate financial information in a meaningful way that shows linkages to the Strategic Plan.
-Inclusive team player.

Applicable Interests:
A passion for community building and the arts.
-A desire to contribute your leadership and expertise to help ensure the ongoing growth of the organization.

2 Years or More

Charity/Foundation Website: http://skirtsafire.com/
Lana Anderson
Email: ander_land@hotmail.com

*To apply for Board member application and contact information: http://skirtsafire.com/call-board-members/
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

File: Board-Recruitment-Skirts-2017-2.docx

Volunteer Board Member for Grande Prairie Hospice Palliative Care Society

Description of Charity/Foundation:
We are a not for profit organization that provides support to people who are dying and their loved ones. Part of our role is to increase awareness about resources available related to death and dying and to make connections with community partners that provide these services.

Description of Role:
We are looking for a Volunteer Board Member with accounting skills that can assist the society in developing an annual operating budget, provide guidance on policy that supports the financial accountability of the society, and assist in preparing financial reports.

Applicable Interests: 
Interested in being on a governing board and providing leadership in the financial aspects of a non profit organization. Come and join a great team!

2 Years or More

Charity/Foundation Website: http://gphospice.ca/
Teresa Evans
Email: tevans@gprc.ab.ca

Volunteer Treasurer for Alberta Printmakers

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Alberta Printmakers (A/P) is a non-profit, artist-run centre founded in 1989 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The organization’s goals are to increase public awareness of print media, to engage a diverse audience, to provide resources for the artistic community and production facilities for printmaking.
A/P has an open membership, and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Management and administration of A/P’s activities are the responsibilities of its Directors, who reach out to volunteers in accomplishing A/P’s goals.
A/P operates a fully functional and equipped, communal print shop for renting members practicing printmaking. A/P also operates a gallery space that is nestled within the print shop, and offers Carfac fees to exhibiting artists working within print media. A/P organizes print workshops and hosts residency and summer student programs.

Description of Role:
The Treasurer of Alberta Printmakers shall be a member of the Executive Committee.
The Treasurer shall :
1) oversee the financial functioning of A/P and provide regular reports to the Board on its financial state,
2) keep the financial records for A/P,
3) with the assistance of the Finance Committee develop annual budgets for presentation to the Board,
4) chair or co-chair the Finance Committee,
5) act as a signing officer for financial transactions,
6) act as liaison between the auditor, booker keeper and the Board, and
7) ensure an annual financial audit is completed in a timely manner.

Certification or Education Required:
Accounting designation preferred (CA, CGA or CMA) preferred.
Experience working with Artist Run Centres and AGLC reporting.
References required

Applicable Interests:
Visual arts, and/or general arts interests, interest in working within a team environment and creative thinkers.

2 Years or More

Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.albertaprintmakers.com
Carrie Phillips Kieser
Email: director@albertaprintmakers.com

Volunteer Accountant for Taking Strides

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Taking Strides is a non-profit initiative which was created by students at the University of Calgary in February of 2016. We offer an adaptive physical literacy program for children with special needs and disabilities ages 4-13. Our main priorities are to keep low fees for the parents, and to facilitate one-on-one child-volunteer pairing.

Description of Role:
Assist Nest Accounting & Taking Strides in event and business promotion.

Willing to learn
Effective communicator
Adaptable to changing situations

Certification or Education Required:

1 Year or Less

Charity/Foundation Website: https://takingstrides.org/
Kyle Irwin
Email: prolific@nestaccountingsolutions.com


Volunteer Treasurer for Give A Mile

Description of Charity/Foundation:
Give A Mile is a group of dedicated volunteers who believe strongly in the power of visits from loved ones for people in palliative or critical condition. Our Inspiration: Founder Kevin Crowe experienced this power first-hand during the passing of his good friend Ryan who relished such visits. Kevin learned that Kulacauses.com said over 10 trillion air miles went unused in 2011 alone, and Give A Mile was born.
100% of donations go to flights of compassion and associated travel fees (taxes, transfers); Give A Mile operating costs are fundraised for separately.We continue to receive inspiration from our flight recipients and their follow-up stories

Description of Role:
The Treasurer is responsible for managing and reporting on the finances of Give A Mile Inc.
Treasurer Responsibilities:
• Compile and maintain the annual operating budget
• Assist on-site during fundraising activities and oversee cash handling and record-keeping
• Gather and maintain all financial information required for all financial reporting purposes in order to meet reporting requirements on a timely and accurate basis
• Ensure timely deposits of all monies or other valuable effects.
• Provide accurate, up-to-date financial reports and explanations to the Board at regular meetings, including cash flow analyses
• Report to the Board any financial irregularities, concerns and opportunities
• Sign documents of the organization as required
• Ensure that all financial statements are prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO)
• Keep up-to-date with changes to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities and legal, regulatory and sector developments related to the Board’s responsibilities
• Prepare and submit on time the CRA Annual Charity Return
o T3010 and all schedules
o TF725
o T1235
o Copy of annual financial statements
• Administers all financial transactions, bookkeeping and financial administration including tax receipts and bank accounts
• Participate in one Board committee
• Delegates bookkeeping or other administrative duties to junior staff as required
• Pay GAM’s vendors in a timely manner
• Monitor the GAM’s cash flows and financial position continuously

Future Responsibilities
• Recommend to the Board the selection of an auditor, represent the Board in the audit process and present audited accounts to the annual meeting
• Develop and recommend appropriate financial controls for consideration by the board.
• Hire, supervise and delegate to volunteer financial assistant

Familiarity with Quickbooks for Non-Profit software

Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations (ASNPO) Able to interpret Canada Revenue Agency guidelines for charities
Research and Analysis skills
Detail oriented/accurate/thorough
Able to meet deadlines
Sound decision-making and judgement

All Board positions are volunteer-based, with the commitment of a two-year term. Previous non-profit board experience is preferred, but not mandatory.

Certification or Education Required:
A combination of practical accounting experience and a degree in accounting/business administration or a two-year accounting diploma from a technical college. A professional accounting designation is required.

2 Years or More

Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.giveamile.org
Kevin Blanchette
Email: kevin.blanchette@giveamile.org

File: Give-A-Mile-Inc.-u2013-Treasurer-Roles-Responsibilities.docx

Volunteer Treasurer for Canadian Health, Immunization & Learning Development(CHILD)

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The CHILD Foundation is a CRA-registered charitable organization run by an independent and passionate volunteer Board of Directors. The Board consists of expertise in the field of medicine, health care delivery, accounting, finance, international development and project management.

The Foundation’s mission is “to reduce mortality rate among underprivileged women and children in rural India by providing basic health care services and health education in a professional, efficient and effective manner, while respecting local culture, values and regulations.”

The Maya Devi Charitable Hospital, a 20-bed facility built in the rural community of Sarurpur Kalan, is the first major project undertaken by the Foundation in collaboration with Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, and with major support from The Rotary Foundation. The hospital is staffed with a nine medical staff, which includes two gynaecologists, two pediatricians, and four other medical staff including nurses. The hospital is operating on an outpatient basis since October 2nd, 2011. In 2014, an onsite clinical laboratory was established and a 5,000-watt solar power plant was commissioned to provide reliable power to the hospital. Between October 2011 and February 2017, the hospital logged-in over 100,000 patient visits.

Description of Role:
The main duties of the Treasurer are:

  • Oversight of all general accounting duties
  • Preparing the annual financial statements and CRA tax return
  • Reviewing financial results at regular Board meetings
  • Assist with the coordination of the annual audit
  • Assist with fundraising efforts and our annual fundraising event, such as securing silent auction items, and promoting table and ticket sales

Certification or Education Required:
The Treasurer will be a CPA in good standing. as well as no previous board experience is required, but would be an asset.

Applicable Interests:
Have a passion for health care and the international community.


  • The successful Treasurer will be able to commit to a 3-year term
  • The Board meets approximately 8 times a year

Charity/Foundation Website: www.childfoundation.ca
Executive Director: Dr. Anil Jain
Email: ed@childfoundation.ca

Volunteer Board Member for Alberta Seventh Step Society

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Alberta Seventh Step Society is a private, not for profit society licensed and overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Society was started by Patrick Graham in the Drumheller Institution in 1971 and became a non-profit corporation in 1974. The Community Residential Facility (halfway house) in Calgary has been operating since 1977. We provide a wide range of pre and post-release services for federal offenders.
Vision: Support offenders and ex-offenders to achieve and maintain their freedom, realize their potential and grow within the community.
Mission: We believe people can change. We help offenders and ex-offenders help themselves to become responsible and accountable members of the community.

Description of Role:
Our volunteer board of directors provides hands-off governance and strategic planning to the Societies management team. We meet every six weeks to discuss the Society’s progress, the findings of our committees and make decisions accordingly.
The Board of the Alberta Seventh Step Society provides volunteers with opportunities:
– For personal growth and connection;
– To make a difference in someone’s life;
– To experience the unique nature of the organization;
– To garner volunteer experience applicable to the work force; and for civic duty.

Certification or Education Required:
Accounting studies, degree and/or background.

Applicable Interests:
Interest in growth as a volunteer, operation of a not-for-profit organization and it’s board, opportunities for self-help processes and giving people a second chance.

1 Year to 2 Years

Charity/Foundation Website: http://www.albertaseventhstep.com
Heather Stockall
Email: hstockall@gmail.com

Volunteer Treasurer for Calgary Association of Freelance Editors

Description of Charity/Foundation:
The Calgary Association of Freelance Editors (CAFE) is a professional association promoting and developing freelance editors in Calgary and area. CAFE began in 1989 with a small group of editors as a forum to exchange information about editing. In 1998, it was officially incorporated as a society. In 2014, CAFE celebrated 25 years in the community! Over 70 members and over 200 friends, affiliates and organizations from the editing, writing, and literary community at large are invited to CAFE’s programs and activities. CAFE programs provide a mix of learning, networking, and social opportunities—social get-togethers; organized tours; academic forums such as panel discussions and round tables; skills-based working groups and workshops; and guest speakers and lectures. To learn more about CAFE, please visit our website at www.calgaryeditors.com.

Description of Role:
As a member of the board, the treasurer will provide the organization with sound financial planning and management.
The treasurer will attend monthly board meetings; maintain bank accounts in collaboration with the President; supervise all financial transactions; prepare required financial documents; and report to the board.
The treasurer will:
• create a budget and provide a quarterly financial status report
• complete an annual financial report to be delivered at the society’s AGM
• maintain a synoptic ledger of financial transactions
• manage the society’s income, expenses, petty cash, PayPal account, and bank deposits
• collaborate with the Membership Coordinator on membership renewals and member event attendance fees
• be one of two persons required to sign all cheques and bank withdrawals
In addition to accounting/financial skills, this position requires leadership and team-building skills. Ideally, this volunteer has the ability to work collaboratively, and has some knowledge or experience of non-profit organizations.
Some is preferred, but none is required. Please note: all board members must become members of the society.
• Use professional skills to sustain and grow valuable community services
• Work with a group of committed leadership volunteers
• Develop knowledge of the community and represent the organization in community networking
• Develop a variety of skills: consultation, verbal and written communication, problem-solving, change management and leadership
• Attend society events and programs if desired
So You Want to be a Board Member: http://culture.alberta.ca/community/programs-and-services/board-development/resources/info-bulletins-english/pdfs/SoYouWant-Print_09.pdf
Financial Responsibilities of Not-for-Profit Boards: http://culture.alberta.ca/community/programs-and-services/board-development/resources/info-bulletins-english/pdfs/FinancialResponsibilities09-print.pdf
One two-hour board meeting per month (except summer) and 6-8 hours flex time per month.
The treasurer is required to attend monthly board meetings, which take place at a central Calgary location. All board members are strongly encouraged to attend other CAFE events at various similar locations to represent the society.

Certification or Education Required:
Accounting designation preferred (CA, CGA or CMA) preferred. References required

Applicable Interests:
Editing, writing, literary arts, and/or general arts interests.

1 Year to 2 Years- This position is for a one- or two-year term. The program year runs from September to June, with the CAFE’s annual return required for August (which can be prepared before the end of the program year).

Charity/Foundation Website: www.calgaryeditors.com
Caralee Hubbell

File: CAFE-TREASURER-POSITION-for-website.pdf