Seeking Experienced Board Directors



For over 30 years, Daybreak Housing has provided housing to single adults in need of a caring, community-based environment that fosters personal growth and independence.   An exciting future awaits Daybreak and we are seeking new Board members to join the Board to realize our mission to help residents rebuild their lives in a supportive community where we help them find strength to hope for a better future.


Board Directors carry out the following duties:

  • Attending a minimum of five meetings of the Board of Directors each calendar year, and the Annual General Meeting in May. These meetings are normally held in the evening in central Ottawa

  • Participating on at least 1 standing committee

  • Contributing to the development of an overall direction that ensures, as a supportive housing provider, Daybreak continues to have a positive impact on eradicating homelessness in Ottawa

  • Participating in overseeing the annual refresh and implementation of strategic objectives

  • Participating in the annual review and approval of policies, annual budget and reporting



Directors serve for a three-year term and should plan for one or two, 2 to 3 hour meetings per month. Meetings can be in person or via teleconference. In addition, our Directors are encouraged to attend community outreach and engagement activities, and events with our residents.



We are looking for individuals with:

  • a strong commitment to reducing homelessness in Ottawa

  • Board experience as a Director on a not-for-profit board

  • a background in more than one of the following: business, finance, the housing sector, fundraising, government relations


To apply, please send a CV and a description, not exceeding 250 words, on how you can contribute to the Board of Daybreak Non-Profit Housing.


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Daybreak welcomes diversity and inclusion from all members of society regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. Daybreak respects individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Ottawa, ON, K1Y 0H3