Heart valve disease is a common, serious, but treatable condition that affects more than one million Canadians but until now has maintained a low profile in the world of cardiovascular disease.
In 2018, Heart Valve Voice Canada (HVVC) was established as a non-profit patient advocacy organization to improve the health and quality of life of people living with heart valve disease. We advocate for increased awareness and early diagnosis, timely access to appropriate treatment, removal of barriers to receiving that diagnosis and treatment, and ensuring meaningful support for those affected by heart valve disease. Our advocacy network includes patients and their caregivers, a multi-disciplinary group of health care professionals, and other cardiac and patient advocacy and service organizations.
If you are committed to the mission and values of Heart Valve Voice Canada and have skills and expertise to contribute, we want to hear from you!
Heart Valve Voice Canada (HVVC) is currently seeking passionate individuals to serve on our Board of Directors, who are interested in sharing their expertise to help advance HVVC’s strategic priorities and guide HVVC.
We are looking for skilled individuals to support the governance mandate of our organization. Prior Board experience is desired but at a minimum you have a solid understanding of governance and experience working with Boards. Experience and knowledge in finance or law are of specific interest.
Strong collaborative skills and building collegial working relationships are key.
About the board
Currently, our Board of Directors is comprised of patients and health care professionals who are committed to guiding HVVC, providing a governance function, and setting the strategic direction for the organization.
The board term is three years, and all Directors adhere to HVVC by-laws and policies. HVV Canada holds Directors & Officers and General Liability insurance coverage.
Board members serve in a volunteer capacity without remuneration.
HVV Canada currently meets four (4) times per year, with at least one (1) of those being an in-person meeting. Any expenses (i.e., travel costs) for HVVC business, including Board meetings, will be reimbursed in keeping with Board policies and procedures.
Successful person(s) are expected to actively participate in board meetings/discussions/committees.
Board members are expected to leverage their personal and professional connections in furtherance of HVVC’s vision.
We invite any and all individuals interested in applying to become a member of the HVV Canada Board of Directors by sending a CV and cover letter indicating why you are interested, what demonstrated skills and experience you have that meets our needs, and what personal qualities make you an ideal candidate for Heart Valve Voice Canada to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Board of Directors Application.
The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2022.
Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.