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St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation Board of Directors

About Us: St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation is blessed with a community of supporters that is devoted the health and wellbeing of the 288 men and women that reside here. They are loyal, generous and choose to give to St. Pat’s because they know their donations enhance residents’ lives and contribute to the warmth and vibrancy of their Home.

Our Foundation is an independent, registered charitable organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. While we operate at arms-length from St. Patrick’s Home, we meet and collaborate with their Board of Directors and Leadership Team to support the vision, mission and values of St. Pat’s.

Specifically, our annual campaign supports the provision of quality, person-centred care; the delivery of meaningful programs such as spiritual and pastoral care, music therapy, community and social engagement initiatives; the purchase of essential medical equipment; and other special projects or training identified by St. Patrick’s Home.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Salary: Unpaid, volunteer position
Organization size: St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation is staffed by three full-time employees. Its annual operating budget is $400,000.

Composition of the Board: Ideally, the Foundation will be governed by a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors with six to ten members, with expertise/competencies in the following areas and/or employment/experience in the following sectors –

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Strategic and/or executive leadership
  • Human resources, performance management, organizational management
  • Marketing, communications or public relations
  • Information technology
  • Housing, real estate, construction
  • Small business, entrepreneurship
  • Non-profit sector – governance, fundraising, committee work, campaign cabinet participation
  • Personal connection to St. Patrick’s Home (e.g., next-of-kin, volunteer)

Committees: Each member of the Board of Directors is required to be a member of one of the following committees, in addition to their role on the Board. We also invite external members of the community with specific expertise to serve on these committees.

  1. Finance Committee
  2. Governance and Nominating Committee
  3. Fundraising Committee(s)

Time Commitment: The Board of Directors holds a minimum of three meetings per year, including the Annual General Meeting. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called on occasion by the Chair of the Board to deal with important or urgent issues that arise between scheduled meetings. A package of meeting materials is provided to the Board one week prior to each meeting, which typically runs from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.

The Finance Committee typically meets one week prior to each meeting of the Board of Directors. The Governance Committee typically meets three times per year, with additional meetings scheduled as required. Fundraising Committees will be struck as required to support the annual or special campaigns, and/or signature fundraising events.

Applications: To express your interest in joining the Board of Directors and request the Application Form, please email Breanne at You can also access the application form on the bottom of the page. 

The Governance and Nominating Committee will review all applications on September 14, 2021, and will schedule follow up phone or Zoom calls thereafter. Successful candidates will be recommended to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on October 18, 2021.