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

Recruiting Board Members

We Are Looking For Board Members

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

Join an agency recognized as leader in the world, having been awarded the “Four-year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation, With Distinction.” We are one of only six to have achieved this standard of excellence.

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley (CLUOV) provides supports to people with intellectual 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. A strategic plan developed guides the next few years of agency focus and  direction. The Board is responsible for the governance and accountability of the agency, remaining true to the values of the organization.

We need your help as we continue to advocate on behalf of those that we support.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Roles and 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.
  • Being and advocate for inclusion and the championing the reduction of attitudinal and physical barriers to inclusion.
  • Be actively engaged in the work of the Board, carrying out specific duties, as required.


  • Persons that exhibit honesty, integrity, accountability, and commitment to our vision, mission and values.
  • Specific skills and experience, such as:
    • Human resources and 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).
  • 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 intellectual 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

Please contact Holly Tennian if you are interested in sitting on our Board of Directors.

Contact Information

Holly Tennian, Executive Assistant
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley
Phone: 613-735-0659