Board of Directors - Board Director

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community?  


The Victoria Cool Aid Society is seeking volunteers for its Board of Directors. Don’t miss this opportunity to be involved with an organization that provides life-changing services to adults who are impacted by poverty, colonization, stigma and homelessness.


Cool Aid’s Board of Directors is a welcoming group of leaders dedicated to supporting and promoting the Society’s vision, mission, and guiding principles. 


The Board is committed to implementing anti-racism strategies throughout organizational and governance practices. The Victoria Cool Aid Society acknowledges that its facilities are located on the traditional, unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) peoples, and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations. The Victoria Cool Aid Society Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers recognize that the impacts of systemic racism are at the root cause of inequities in our society, are the cause of the trauma and displacement of Indigenous people, and are barriers to the achievement of long-term health and well-being.  


The Society seeks new Directors with diversity in experience, race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, country of origin, and ability. The Society particularly encourages applications from those who identify as Indigenous, as a racialized person, or have a lived experience with mental health challenges, substance use, homelessness or disabilities.  


The following skills and experience are also welcomed: community health, social housing, urban Indigenous issues, real estate and/or development, financial management, organizational development/business, fundraising, legal expertise, media relations, government/public sector, urban planning and community leadership.  


Cool Aid’s Board of Directors operates as a governance board. A Director’s key responsibilities are to:

  • provide strategic guidance and oversight; 
  • promote and advance Cool Aid’s vision, mission, and guiding principles;
  • attend monthly board meetings;
  • participate in at least one committee; and
  • ensure compliance with legal, financial, and contractual obligations.  


The time commitment is approximately 6-10 hours monthly. The Board as a whole meets at least 10 times yearly, generally in the evening of the 4th Wednesday of each month, with the option to attend virtually if needed. Committees meet once monthly for one hour. 

You can read about our VCAS Board Directors here.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact


Qualifications Required

  • Health & Safety Training Must be Completed
  • Homelessness, Substance Use, and Reducing Stigma Must be Completed
  • Orientation Must be Completed