How you can help!
1. Make a
2. Sit on a sub-committee
If you don't want to sit on the committee that meets regularly but want to contribute significantly you could be part of a subcommittee
I.e. The Shopping Coordinator may want some help shopping for items. If you like Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji or have a lot of generous friends then this would be a great place to help out.
3. Sit on the COMMITTEE
There are still a few seats that require a volunteer to fill on our committee.
Please have a look and see if any of these positions appeal to you. Maybe you have knowledge of something and so it would be a good fit or perhaps you have an interest in finding out more about a certain area.
Freedom Connection - Committee Responsibilities
TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019·
Committee Chair(s): Nancy
The chair/co-chair of the committee will be the main contact person for the group. They communicate information and resources shared by the SAH to the sponsorship group, keep the team united, and enabling clear communication amongst group members.
SAH/Church Coordinator: Marianne
Responsible for coordinating with the SAH with respect to signing paperwork, receiving communications and sharing information with the Committee chairs
Financial Coordinator: Robert
Responsible for fund disbursement. Assist the family with opening a bank account and developing a budget in consultation with both the family and MCC.
Housing Coordinator(s): Peter & Marilyn
Need two or more to assist with apartment search and with furnishing.
Medical/Health Coordinator: Ann, Cathrine
Help process OHIP (and IFH for BVOR cases), find a family doctor (connect prior to family arrival if possible), become knowledgeable about mental health/counselling services available, take family to appointments with the doctor/counsellors as needed.
Education Coordinator(s): Nancy
Helps with enrolment of children and parents in school, identifying community services for newcomers and finding volunteers to assist with various education related issues.
Transportation and Interpretation Coordinator: Nancy
Organizes rides and orientation to the transit system. Organized local interpreters to attend meetings with family when needed.
Shopping Coordinator : Nancy, Cathrine
Helps with shopping needs and education on hunting for bargains (ie. food, clothing, household and school supplies)
Social Committee Coordinator: Nancy
Helps with connecting the newcomers to the broader community. Being knowledgeable about community groups they can become involved with – researching local settlement services (ie. Local YMCA – Immigrant and Settlement Services)
Employment Coordinator: Jeanette
Helps connect newcomer to resources for employment counseling, resume and job hunting skills, necessary skills training
Fundraising Coordinator: All
Keep track of fundraising totals and coordinating different ways money is being raised. Fundraising goal $4000!
To sit on the Committee or a sub-committee you must...
As part of our Sponsorship Agreement Holder's policy for protecting vulnerable people (and those who work with them), everyone will need a current Vulnerable Sector Police Check. For those who live in Brockville, you would apply for such a check through the Brockville Police Service (http://brockvillepolice.com/services/criminal-record-checks/).
If you live outside Brockville, you will need to apply through the OPP detachment on Highway 29.(https://www.opp.ca/index.php…)
You will need a letter from our SAH/Church Coordinator supporting the application in both cases.
If you already have a current Vulnerable Sector Records check, please provide a copy to us. We keep all police checks in a fireproof safe and they are also kept confidential.
Brockville Freedom Connection