Board of Directors – Volunteer Positions
The Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative is accepting applications for its first board of directors. The positions will be remote/work from home. Founded in 2019 and federally incorporated as a non-profit in 2021, the CPMHC’s mission is to improve perinatal mental health care in Canada through advocacy, research, education and awareness. The CPMHC is actively lobbying the federal government for a national perinatal mental health strategy that provides direction, policy, and funding for improvements to perinatal mental health care including universal screening and timely access to treatment for all individuals during preconception, pregnancy, and the postpartum periods.
Board members of the CPMHC are elected at the Annual General Meeting to serve as the leadership team of the board. Each board member is a key member of the team that makes up the volunteer board of directors.
The board of directors sets the direction of the collaborative according to the shared values and overall goals, ensures that the organization is managed well, and ensures the future viability of the organization. The board assists in the development of sound ethical and legal governance and financial management policies.
The CPMHC is looking for board members who understand perinatal mental health, have demonstrated leadership experience in non-profit governance and management, and can work well in a team structure.