Seeking Board Members
Addiction Services Central Ontario (ASCO) is a charitable, not-for-profit agency with its main office in Aurora. ASCO is one of the largest community addiction service providers in Ontario and is a lead agency for Ontario Health (Central Region) for addictions. Our mission, “Uniting to offer hope and promote recovery through outstanding service and innovation”, is what we live and breathe every day in all our work.
As an agency that works within a harm reduction framework, we offer individuals affected by addictions a number of programs and services: counselling treatment (individual and group); information, intake and referral; case management, peer support and some medical services. We serve a large geographic area from York Region to North York to the south and South Simcoe to the north.
Our Board Members are committed to the agency’s mission, vision and values and are voluntary. Board members are expected to participate in monthly Board meetings and at least one Board committee. A total of 5 – 8 hours per month is expected, including preparation for meetings.
ASCO is currently seeking individuals knowledgeable about York Region, South Simcoe and/or North York who are interested in joining our voluntary Board of Directors. We are looking for a broad range of experiences, more specifically, at this time, individuals from the Indigenous Community, the 2SLGBTQA+ Community and Racialized Communities including people with lived experience.
On our Board as well as in our workplace, we are committed to reflecting the diversity of the many different communities we serve, thus fostering innovation and creativity. . We value inclusivity and celebrate unique strengths and diverse populations.
We are an equal opportunity agency and welcome applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to integration and maintaining the independence of individuals and removing barriers to accessibility in the workplace. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.
ASCO is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact our HR representative of the accommodation measures required which will enable you to be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.
Expressions of Interest from interested individuals should be sent to [email protected].