Join our Board of Directors!

Bruce House is the only organization in Ottawa with the core mission of providing housing and compassionate support to people living with and impacted by HIV. Bruce House is a small organization with a big heart and a rich history. We have continued to serve our clients throughout COVID, significantly increasing direct supports.  We are now looking to the short-term and long-term future by engaging in capacity-building and strategic planning.

We are currently seeking committed individuals who would be interested in joining our Board of Directors.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Understand and demonstrate a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs.
  • Regularly attends board meetings, committee meetings, and ad-hoc meetings.
  • Contribute skills and knowledge by actively participating in meetings.
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Actively participates in annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization.
  • Participate in fundraising activities and community events.
  • Helps identify individual and corporate donors.


Ideal candidates would have the following qualifications/skills:


  • Previous board experience preferably in the public health or social services sectors.
  • Expertise in some combination of: strategic planning, financial management and planning, fund development, communications, legal services, social and health services.
  • Experience working with and/or understanding of vulnerable populations.


Bruce House is committed to encouraging diversity in our volunteer program.

Average estimated hours: 5 hours a month
If interested, forward your cover letter and resume to the Manager of Volunteer services and Community relations Linda Truglia