BIST’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for people in the City of Toronto, living with the effects of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) through education, awareness, support, and advocacy. We are focused on providing a safe space for persons with brain injury and their families to connect, socialize and learn. We are also invested in supporting the most marginalized in our community through our homelessness, poverty and intimate partner violence initiatives. We are an agency committed to partnerships and being a voice for change. Each Board position requires attendance at Board Meetings (a minimum of six per year) and dedication to one committee or special project (est. time commitment, 5 hours per month).
The Brain Injury Society of Toronto welcomes and encourages applications from a diversity of applicants. This includes people with lived brain injury experience as well as other equity seeking groups such as members of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and LGBTQ2S communities.
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Responsibilities of the Board
As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:
- determining the mission and purposes of the organization
- selecting and evaluating the performance of the chief executive
- strategic and organizational planning
- ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
- fundraising and resource development
- approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
- enhancing the organization’s public image
- assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization
Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
Each individual board member is expected to:
- know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
- read and understand the organization’s financial statements
- serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
- leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
- help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing
- prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings (board meetings occur in
- participate fully in one or more committees or special projects
- promote BIST materials, special projects and program supports on social media platforms
Responsibilities of Treasurer:
- shall keep full and accurate accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the Corporation in proper books of account and shall deposit all moneys or other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Corporation in such bank or banks as may from time to time be designated by the Board of Directors.
- shall disburse the funds of the Corporation under the direction of the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers therefore and shall render to the Board of Directors at the regular meetings, annual general meetings or whenever required, an account of all his/her transactions as Treasurer, and of the financial position of the Corporation.
- shall be responsible for seeing that regular budgets are prepared for consideration by the Executive Committee and Board. He/she shall also perform such other duties as may from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee.