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PERC Board of Directors


Call for applications: Board of Directors


The Peace and Environment Resource Centre is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to fill various positions on its Board of Directors.



The Peace and Environment Resource Centre (PERC) is a grassroots non-profit and registered charity. Established in 1984, the PERC is one of Ottawa’s oldest environmental and social justice organizations. Our volunteer-based group works to educate, empower, and support individuals and groups working for positive change in peace, environment, and social justice issues. We do this by:


·        Publishing the Peace and Environment News (PEN) in print and online, 4 – 5 times per year. The PEN is now entering its 40th year of print.

·        Maintaining a website for the purpose of promoting and improving public and member awareness and action on peace, social justice, and environmental issues

·        Organizing PERCshops and educational opportunities

·        Linking with and supporting other local community and non-profit groups in collaborative initiatives on social justice, peace, and the environment

·        Maintaining physical and online resource libraries

As of May 26th, there will be several openings on our Board of Directors as current Directors’ terms end. The PERC Board of Directors provide governance, financial oversight, and overall accountability for our grassroots organization. Directors are asked to participate on committees (finance, programs, admin) according to their interests and skills. The full Board usually meets 5-6 times per year; committees may set additional meetings. Directors serve a 2-year renewable term and commit to 3 to 10 hours per month, depending on the general level of Board activity and involvement in sub-committees.

Expectations of Board members

·        Be or become a member in good standing of the PERC. Membership is by donation and/or as an established, ‘core volunteer’ regularly giving 12 hours/month in volunteer time

·        Be prepared for, and actively participate in board meetings and sub-committees

·        have the ability to work within a consensus framework of decision-making;

·        Be generally knowledgeable about and committed to peace, environment and social justice issues

·        Maintain confidentiality

·        Work collegially with other board members and ensure succession planning for Board of Directors

·        Avoid any real or perceived conflict of interest

·        Make a commitment to the mission, vision and values of the organization.

Desired Competencies

The PERC is looking for candidates with knowledge and experience in the following areas:

·        Communications – journalism, social media, online and website management, print publication

·        Finance - bookkeeping and financial management

·        Fundraising and outreach – membership growth, event coordination, fundraising

·        Governance and administration – non-profit experience or education

·        Volunteer Management – engagement and management

Candidates with other applicable skills and experience are also encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2014

Please send a short cover letter describing your interest, skills and abilities, along with your resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

For more information about the PERC or the Board responsibilities, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave a message at (613) 230-4590 and a current board member will respond. 



We encourage applications from individuals who reflect the broad diversity of communities in Ontario.






The PERC thanks the above organizations for their support.

Thank you to Envirocentre and to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for sponsoring the Spring 2016 edition of the PEN.


Viewpoints expressed should not be taken to represent the opinions of the Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre, the Peace and Environment News, or our supporters. The PEN does not recommend, approve or endorse any of the advertisers, products or services printed in the PEN or referred to on the PERC website. Health-related information printed in the PEN or online is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified and licensed health care provider. The PERC and PEN are not responsible for the content on any external website links.