Recruitment of Board of Director and Non-Director Committee Member Position

Sherbourne Health strives every day to meet the needs of the people and the diverse communities we serve. Together in partnership with individuals and families, health care providers, community groups and companies, we work to develop impactful programs and create new, dynamic services to keep our communities healthy and living well.

Situated in the heart of Toronto’s downtown east, the Sherbourne Health has been providing essential primary care and chronic disease management, mental health services, health promotion and education, and outreach and social supports for 20 years. Our doors are open to everyone, with a focus on clients who are homeless or under-housed, members of the 2SLGBTQ community, and newcomers to Canada.

We are seeking volunteers who are committed to our Vision, Mission, and Values for the following positions on Sherbourne Health’s Board of Directors:

  • Directors who exercise a fiduciary responsibility to the organization in overseeing Sherbourne Health’s strategy, objectives, and operating activities; and
  • Non-Director Committee Members who apply their relevant knowledge and lived experience to assist Directors with the work of the Board’s committees. Committee Members are voting members at Committee meetings but do not attend Board meetings. A Committee Member role has lower experience requirements, is open to a wide range of applicants, and may progress to a director

Candidates should have a passion for good governance, organizational development, health equity, and community advocacy. We recruit for a broad range of skills, and all are encouraged to apply however, we are particularly seeking candidates with any of the following skills:

  • Experience with and commitment to anti-oppression, equity, diversity, and inclusion, which may have been developed through your own lived/living
  • Professional experience in Law, Healthcare Clinical or Policy Experience, or Education
  • Experience in fundraising/fund development
  • Professional financial management/oversight experience and/or training (Accounting/CPA designation an asset)

Sherbourne is dedicated to renewing a Board that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, and socio-economic status. Individuals who are over 60, members of an Indigenous community, people of colour/racialized, lived experience with homelessness (or under-housed), members of the trans community, and people with disabilities will further strengthen the diversity of our Board of Directors and are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Please submit an expression of interest with your relevant experience and your preferred position (Director or Non-Director Committee Member).

In your submission, please answer the question: “how do you embody the values of Sherbourne Health in your daily life, professional work and/or community involvement?” The purpose of this question is to understand how your experiences (lived/living and/or professional) will support Sherbourne Health’s mission and strategic priorities. You can read about the values here:

Submission can be made via email, in writing (maximum 2 page), or by video (video submissions must be under 5 minutes) and must be sent by April 5th, 2023, to:

Chair, Governance Committee, Sherbourne Health 333 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2S5


Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process. Interviews may be conducted by video conference depending on health and safety measures in place in April and May 2022.

Sherbourne may request a relevant reference and permission to contact that individual.

About Sherbourne Health

Sherbourne Health is a dynamic provider of integrated health services, community programs and capacity-building initiatives that enable people and diverse communities to achieve wellness. As an urban health agency in downtown Toronto, Sherbourne provides holistic primary care and chronic disease management, mental health services, health promotion and education, and outreach and social supports. Sherbourne’s doors are open to everyone, with a focus on the LGBT2SQ+ communities, homeless and under-housed people and newcomers to Canada, whose complex needs are often not met by traditional health care. Sherbourne combines high quality clinical care with responsive, culturally appropriate community development programs that bring low-barrier services to people in the surrounding communities who need it most.

For further information, please see our website and strategic plan.

Strategic Plan