EMCN Invites Applications for Board of Directors

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is looking for new Board members! Serving on the board of a not-for-profit organization is a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally. If you are looking to give back to your community, this role offers you an opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills, gain valuable governance expertise, expand your professional networks, and use your professional and personal skills and networks to support a cause you believe in.

About the Organization

EMCN’s core purpose is to support newcomers along all stages of their settlement journey, from arrival to thriving. EMCN offers settlement, counselling, English language classes, employment, and community engagement programs. Learn more at www.emcn.ab.ca.

About the Role

Board members set the vision and strategic priorities. As a board director, you will attend board meetings every second month (usually in person but virtual is an option) from September to June. Directors are expected to attend the yearly Annual General Meeting held in late June and the annual Strategic Retreat in October. Board members also contribute by serving on at least one standing committee: Governance, Audit and Finance, and Human Resources. You will also be invited to represent EMCN at other functions or events throughout the year.

Skills and Experience

EMCN is seeking individuals passionate about making our community more inclusive and celebrating diversity as a strength. Our goal is to create a high functioning and diverse board that is representative of the community members we serve.

We are looking to fill out our board’s knowledge in the areas of:

  • HR
  • Fund development
  • Communications
  • Government relations
  • Financial management
  • Accounting

Ideal candidates understand board governance and demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and the work of the organization.


The role will be for a 3-year term with option to renew for another 3-year term. This is an unpaid volunteer position. All reasonable travel and similar expenses will be reimbursed with prior approval.

Submit an Application

Please submit your application to volunteer with résumé/CV and brief cover letter by email to Cristina Wong at cwong@emcn.ab.ca by March 5, 2023.

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