The Voice for Mental Health Collective (V4MHC) is a non-profit organization established in
Ontario to create a united voice for mental health advocacy to influence policy change, and to
advocate for the resources needed to assure the availability, affordability, accessibility, and
quality of mental health and addiction services for all. We seek representation from individuals
with lived experience, their families*, mental health/addictions organizations and support
networks to reflect our mission. – V4MHC is a grass roots organization that grew out of the
March for Mental Health held in Toronto. Further information about the organization can be
found at www.v4mhc.com.
The V4MHC Board of Directors focuses on strategic governance and has fiduciary oversight for
the organization. The current model of governance sees the Board active in operations, forming
Committees and contributing individually to do detailed work outside of Board meetings.
V4MHC is seeking additional Directors who are interested in advocating for improved mental
health and addictions services in Ontario and wish to contribute their knowledge and skills. It is
important as we build V4MHC that the Board be representative of the population of Ontario and
we encourage diverse candidates to apply. While not a requirement, candidates with experience
in the following areas are of particular interest:
Fundraising/Grant Application Writing
Meetings are usually held in person in the GTA and/or via electronic means (videoconference/
conference call) particularly during COVID.
If you are you interested in:
Making a difference by volunteering your skills on a Board of Directors for about 4-6 hours a month
Getting in on the ground floor of a new non-profit organization
Advocating for improvements to mental health and addictions services
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous board experience is an asset but not required. Individual or family*/caregiver
experience of mental illness and/or addictions is also considered to be an asset.
*Family for our organization is defined as individuals
related biologically, emotionally, culturally or legally.
The application process includes completion and submission of an application form, screening
and an interview.
Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.