Interested in Joining our Board?
We are a vibrant, charitable, not-for-profit organization established in 1957. Board members contribute to our mission as we continue to chart new directions as a road safety (no matter how traveled) organization.
The current OCS programs include our flagship Adult Crossing Guard program (encompassing 241 intersections throughout Ottawa); our history-rich and first-class motorcycle training program; providing leaders for the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) walking school bus program; our children’s CycleSafe program; and more. Every day, our dedicated staff and volunteers encourage folks to make smart choices about their individual safety and the safety of their families.
Your time commitment would be anywhere between 5-10 hours per month, depending on current levels of activity. The Board meets on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., with no meetings scheduled in July, August, October, and March. We also have two retreats yearly – one on a Saturday in January and the other over the second weekend in June so the new board can get to know each other and get up to speed on the OSC’s activities and plans. This June orientation retreat is mandatory. All available positions are elected at each Annual General Meeting for a minimum term of three years. The Board elects its officers.
For more information on the Board of Directors, please download the Board information package PDF.
Volunteer Board Director Position: 2 Vacancies
The Board shall accept nominations, other than those from the Nominating Committee, provided that:
a.they are received in writing by the Board at least twenty (20) days prior to the relevant Annual Meeting;
b.each nomination is seconded by a member in good standing;
c.the nominee is also a member in good standing;
d.the written consent of the nominee is presented; and
e.the nomination is signed by not less than ten (10) eligible voting Members.
No nominations will be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
If you are interested in a volunteer board of director position, please submit your resume and a letter of intent, along with the above required information, to the OSC’s Executive Director Jamie Kwong at jamie.kwong@
Board Application Process
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