Board Position Descriptions

Our team comprises of 8 Board Positions. View the Board Structure here.

The Chair’s position is very demanding and should be seen as almost having a part time job. The Chair will organize the other Board Directors to ensure the smooth operations of the DSS Board. The Chair works with the Director of Community to build social supports and community action for GSD Seniors. DSS is dedicated to operationalizing an effective succession plan for Chair and Board members.

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The Vice Chair principally supports the Chair and stands in when the Chair is unavailable. The Vice Chair works with the Director of Health to share health information and advocate for GSD Seniors health issues.

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The Board Secretary position is responsible for the administrative duties of the DSS Board. Including; arranging and recording Board meetings, recruiting and training new Board members, adherence to the Societies Act and any administrative support of Board members.

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The DSS Treasurer is responsible for developing the annual budgets and reporting to the Board on adherence to the budget. The Treasurer will ensure the DSS Board meet their fiduciary responsibilities to ensure the DSS meets its mandate. The Treasurer will work with the Director of Finance and Communications to explore the unique financial needs of GSD Seniors, and focus on communications - including social media, responding to emails and developing position papers.

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As a Specialist Director this position focuses on the issues for GSD Seniors’ housing needs.

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As a Specialist Director this position focuses on the issues for GSD Seniors’ health needs.

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As a Specialist Director this position focuses on the issues for GSD Seniors’ social and community building needs.

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As a Specialist Director this position focuses on the issues for GSD Seniors’ unique financial needs.

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