Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley894 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario K8A 5P8
Phone: 613-735-0659
Fax: 613-735-1373

Join Our Board of Directors!

Be Part of a Great Organization - Join Our Board of Directors

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley is seeking new members to sit on our Board of Directors. 

Join an agency recognized as a leader in the world, having been awarded the “four-year person-centered excellence accreditation, with distinction.” We are one of only six agencies to have achieved this standard of excellence. 

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) provides supports to people with developmental disabilities and is dedicated to developing inclusive communities.

CLUOV’s Board of Directors is comprised of 12 volunteers who give their time to ensure the optimal functioning of the organization. The strategic plan guides the next few years of agency focus and direction. The board are responsible for the governance and accountability of the agency, remaining true to the values of the organization.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Maintain focus on the agency’s vision, mission, and values; help achieve strategic priorities and directions; and monitor compliance with established guiding principles and policies
  • Be accountable to the general public for competent, conscientious and effective accomplishment of its obligations as an organization
  • Advocate for full community inclusion with other families and our community
  • Regularly attend Board meetings providing wisdom and insight into items of importance to the future direction of the agency. Occasionally attend community events on behalf of the agency
  • Be an advocate for inclusion and be a champion to reduce attitudinal and physical barriers to inclusion
  • Be actively engaged in the work of the Board, carrying out specific duties, as required

Skills & Qualifications

  • Persons that exhibit honesty, integrity, accountability, and commitment to our vision, mission and values
  • Specific skills and experience, such as:
    •  Human resources; labour relations
    •  Executive and/or leadership skills
    •  Financial accounting; audit experience
    •  Understanding of the developmental disability sector
    •  Fundraising and/or philanthropy
  • Diversity (including backgrounds, perspectives and problem-solving approaches)
  • Able to dedicate the time required to regularly attend monthly Board meetings

Benefits To You As A Director

  • Opportunity to work and interact with a committed group of individuals to actively develop and maintain high-quality service for people with developmental disabilities
  • Be informed regularly on community matters and provincial trends and issues
  • Receive regular communication on upcoming events and workshops
  • Attend provincial training conferences from time to time
  • Be a change champion in your community

Meet Our Current Board of Directors

Holly Woermke, Chair
Christine Reavie, Vice Chair
Shelley O'Malley, Treasurer
Colleen Whittier, Secretary
Jane Dougherty, Director
Elaine Clouthier, Director
Dave Marcus, Director
Keith Rae, Director
Laura Mayo, Director
Bob Smith, Director

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Please e-mail Holly Tennian ( if you are interested in being part of our Board of Directors.