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Opening for a Director at Na-Me-Res

nameres_logoFor the past three years, I’ve been pleased to serve on the Circle of Directors of Native Men’s Residence.  We’re always looking for new, fresh faces to do some rewarding work volunteer work.  The Circle of Directors make the corporate decisions for this really well-run community organization that does so much great work for indigenous men and the homeless in Toronto.

We’re looking for both indigenous and non-indigenous volunteers.  If you are interested in putting your name forward, please contact Na-Me-Res at (416) 652-0334 or e-mail: jwabegijik@nameres.org.

 

Circle of Directors Opening

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Native Men’s Residence is currently seeking to fill volunteer positions for their Circle of Directors. Circle members are responsible for the overseeing of organizational development and play a crucial role in organizational success.

Native Men’s Residence is a multiservice organization which delivers a variety of programs and services. Na-Me-Res offers a 69 bed Men’s Shelter, Outreach Services including Housing and Aftercare support, and Sagatay, supportive housing for a period of one year. Inclusively, Na-Me-Res fosters and maintains a healthy sense of community, cooperation and self-worth through the promotion of Traditional Native Culture and Values. We endeavour to build a strong foundation for our clients on their road to recovery and self-sufficiency.

This is an opportunity to develop new and exciting strategic directions as part of a dynamic organization striving to enhance services available for Toronto’s Aboriginal homeless population.

Na-Me-Res looks for the following qualities in all of its circle members:

  • Understanding of Toronto’s Aboriginal community and its needs;
  • Awareness of homeless issues, particularly as they apply to Aboriginal people and/or marginalized communities;
  • Willingness to commit time for board meetings, committee meetings, planning sessions, special events;
  • Ability to excel in a team environment;
  • Familiarity with board procedures and non-profit management;
  • Knowledge of an Aboriginal language and/or traditional cultures is considered an asset.

Currently we are seeking members with expertise in the following areas:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning

Please send Resume and statement of interest to the circle of Event Logistics Management directors at jwabegijik@nameres.org by April 30, 2015.

Chi-Miigwetch.

He’s homeless. It’s below freezing. Then the inevitable happens…

homeless_manTORONTO – It’s early in the morning and a homeless man is leaving the warm sanctuary of a local shelter. He was fortunate enough to have a bed that night. He’s out and about, walking the cold city streets, always on the lookout for a little money, his next meal and a little kindness.

Then the inevitable happens. Not only is it -3 this morning… it’s starting to snow.

But he needs a new winter coat. The lining on his fall jacket has loosened and fallen apart long ago. But he’s lucky to have it though – one of his few possessions. He definitely would like some mitts but that may be a tall order.

Sadly, it’s just another day on the streets of Toronto. It could be any man, down on his luck, just looking for a break. He could be from any First Nation in Canada, one of our relatives. Somebody’s cousin, brother, uncle, or someone’s Dad. The street is home to many people who just need a helping hand.

Immediate action on Aboriginal homeless is needed. For whatever reason, personal and corporate donation to help the homeless are down significantly. As a result, many Aboriginal homeless may have to go without this winter.

My friends, these men need your help. Please do one of the following:

  1. Click here to make a donation through Canadahelps.
  1. Share this page.

This fundraising effort goes directly to support Native Mens Residence (Na-Me-Res) and their annual Christmas. Funds raised will purchase backpacks, personal items, toiletries, shampoo and conditioner, chap stick and even a Christmas Dinner.

All donations come with a tax deductible receipt.

Please give generously.  Thank you so much.

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