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May 30th 2018 Posting Date

Aboriginal Legal Services is seeking experienced, enthusiastic Board Candidates

 click for more info, closing date June 30th 2018


Seeking Experienced, Enthusiastic Board Candidates

Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) is a multi-service legal agency that has served the Indigenous community for 25 years.   We are currently focused on recruiting individuals with expertise in human resources and/or accounting.  We are seeking First Nation, Inuit and Métis people interested in serving as Board Members.

Specifically we are looking for candidates who:

* have experience serving on a non-profit board or working in a non-profit agency

* are able to read financial statements and are familiar with basic accounting principles * have fundraising experience

* have human resources experience

* are able to commit 5-10 hours/ month for a term of two years to attend monthly meetings (in person in Toronto or via Skype or telephone) and assist in committee work  * are interested in ameliorating conditions for First Nation, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.

ALS’s Legal Clinic is a community legal aid clinic, funded by Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), that provides free legal assistance to low income First Nation, Inuit and Métis people, primarily in the City of Toronto. The Clinic is involved in law reform, community organizing, public legal education, and test case litigation. We have litigated precedent-setting decisions, including R v Gladue, R v Ipeelee, R v Kokopenance and many more.  We offer programs such as the Aboriginal Courtworker Program, the Community Council, the Gladue Caseworker Program, Kaganoodamaagom (Victim Rights Advocacy), Giiwedin Anang (North Star Family program) and many more.

Through our integrated service delivery and because of our incredible staff, we are able to help hundreds of First Nation, Inuit and Métis people every year.

For more information about our work, please see our website: www.aboriginallegal.ca.

Recently, the generous support of LAO and the Ministry of the Attorney General has allowed ALS to expand our services across the province. As such, we are also seeking candidates from the following areas: North Bay, Guelph-Waterloo, Oshawa/Peterborough, Brantford/Hamilton, Ottawa, Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Kingston-Belleville, Barrie, Sarnia, Kitchener and Windsor.

If you are interested in being nominated, please send your resume and a brief statement of interest on or before June 30, 2018 to the ALS Nominating Committee via Sunny Freeman sunnysjfreeman@gmail.com.  Please note this is a volunteer position that is not remunerate


Media Releases June 28, 2016

Jethro Anderson’ s Family Reacts to the Verdict of the First Nations Youth Inquest

Kyle Morrisseau’ s Father Reacts to the Verdict of the First Nations Youth Inquest

Jordan Wabasse’ s Family Reacts to the Verdict of the First Nations Youth Inquest

For more information please contact:

Emily Hill, Interim Legal Advocacy Director – Aboriginal Legal Services

(416) 408-4041 x 225 or 647-227-4392 or

by email e_hill@lao.on.ca