Volunteer Board Member

Board Member Recruitment

Opportunity Place Resource Association (OPRA), the sponsor of Opportunity Place a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre, is actively seeking individuals who have the required abilities and commitment to serve on the Board of Directors.


To be the key provider of comprehensive career services for all stakeholders of

Bedford/Sackville and surrounding area by ensuring the highest quality staff,

programs and community partnerships.

Core Values

Respect, Diversity, Collaboration, Flexibility, Growth, Energy, Encouragement


  • Opportunity Place Resource Association clients have the tools and resources and are appropriately prepared to become employed as part of a skilled workforce in the region.

  • Opportunity Place Resource Association is a partner in a community known to be a driver and supporter of innovative solutions to employment, underemployment and gaps in the labour market.

  • Opportunity Place Resource Association is known as a community resource of excellence.

As a not for profit organization, OPRA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which is representative of the community. OPRA is committed to respecting,

fostering and supporting diversity and inclusion at Opportunity Place within its leadership and governance. The board believes that respect must be demonstrated by its leadership. Diverse and inclusive perspectives in decision making produce better decisions. A board which reflects the diversity of the many networks, groups, and communities within a framework of respect, equity, sensitivity and competency in all aspects will be more effective in serving and working within those communities.

The OPRA Board of Directors believes that a truly inclusive organization benefits all stakeholders. Benefits include better partnerships, enhanced accountability, greater resources and an enhanced reputation.

We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive Board of Directors through equitable participation and encourage the submission of applications from Indigenous Peoples, African Canadians and other racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, and persons who may be underrepresented because of ethnicity, culture, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We value the representation of citizens of all ages.


Potential volunteer board members require superior vision, leadership skills, and linkages with the community and should share in the vision of OPRA. They should also bring solid skill sets (e.g., communications, financial, strategic planning, etc.) to benefit the organization as a whole. Finally, they should be prepared to work collaboratively with other board members, as well as all stakeholders.


As an OPRA board member, you would have the opportunity to further hone your skills set and gain valuable governance experience. You would have a part in creating the path the organization will take into the future. In short, besides the opportunity for significant individual personal growth, you will also be instrumental in the growth of our organization and its mandate within our area.


If the opportunity to serve on the OPRA Board of Directors interests you, we‘d like to meet and discuss this exciting opportunity with you and get to know you. We ask you to provide a brief statement on why you are interested in our organization and how you see yourself making a contribution to our organization.

  • What will you bring to the board of the OPRA? (Area of expertise, skills, interests, values, accomplishments etc.)

  • Identify a maximum of 10 key words that describe your area(s) of expertise.

  • Please include a short biography and include resume/curriculum vitae if available

Please submit your statement of interest to the OPRA Board of Directors C/O Margo Hudson to mhudson@opportunityplace.ca by Monday, March 6, 2017.

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