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Volunteer at Renascent:

Board of Director

About Renascent: 

Renascent is an accredited leader in the addiction treatment field, with a legacy of serving people impacted by substance addiction for over 50 years. Renascent is committed to its Mission of helping to save lives through compassionate, transformative, evidence-based addiction and mental health programs, and is guided by Values of compassion, integrity, community, diversity and inclusion, and lived experience.

This is an exciting time to join Renascent’s Board of Directors. As a member of our Board of Directors you will passionately embrace our Mission and Values and leverage your knowledge, skills, and talents to provide oversight to a dynamic and growing organization. With a new Strategic Plan: and the growing demand for addiction treatment and mental health services, Renascent remains poised to serve the needs of people living with addiction across Ontario.

Renascent is comprised of two not-for-profit organizations, Renascent Fellowship and Renascent Foundation. Renascent Fellowship is one of Ontario’s largest and longest-standing community inpatient addiction treatment providers, serving individuals and their loved ones by providing life-saving inpatient and outpatient treatment programs.  Renascent Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and resources in support of the programs delivered by Renascent Fellowship, and engages in social enterprise to support and facilitate addiction treatment and prevention. Together, Renascent Fellowship and Renascent Foundation are committed to a Vision of ensuring all individuals, families and loved ones impacted by addiction will have timely access to comprehensive, person-centred and evidence-based treatment. 

Learn more about Renascent’s life-saving work at: renascent.ca

Renascent Board of Directors Structure

Renascent Fellowship and Renascent Foundation are each governed by their own respective Board of Directors and by-laws.  In order to work in a collaborative manner towards their common Vision and Mission, the two Boards conduct their work through joint Board Meetings, as well as joint and separate committee work.       

The Boards meet at a minimum on a quarterly basis, and Board meetings are typically three hours in length. The Annual Meeting of Members is held each September. Board members must also be a member of at least one Board committee, and committees typically meet quarterly as well. Additional special meetings/workshops are held to discuss specific, or urgent, and/or lengthy items.

This is an exciting opportunity to create meaningful impact within your community and in the lives of many individuals and their families.

Currently Recruiting for Directors with the Following Skill Sets/Knowledge/Experience:

  • Philanthropy/Fund-Raising interest/experience or expertise
  • Legal expertise
  • Senior Financial expertise
  • Clinical expertise in addiction and mental health, and/or addiction medicine/psychiatry
  • Experience/Interest in Alumni or member based social communities
  • Individuals with lived experience in 12-step recovery, including Renascent Alumni
  • Lived experience as a family member or loved one impacted by addiction, trauma and/or mental health challenges
  • Represent and/or have knowledge of our priority populations including but not limited to racialized populations, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, low-income families, precariously housed and those experiencing homelessness

Submitting an Application: 

Interested applicants should send their applications to executiveassistant@renascent.ca.

Renascent wishes to thank all individuals who apply for this position, however, only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Renascent is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and providing equal access and opportunity for all