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We are currently seeking volunteers to serve on the FAMS Board. Candidates will be elected by the membership at the AGM be held on May 8, 2022.

Founded in 1957 as The Toronto Memorial Society, The Funeral Advisory and Memorial Society (FAMS) is now an Ontario-wide, non-profit, non-sectarian organization with a volunteer Board of Trustees. We act as a compassionate consumer advocate by providing members with information on simple, dignified and fairly priced funerals and related services, and by also providing general information on bereavement sector services to the public. FAMS has no financial interest in any bereavement sector service provider.

The Board is made up of up to 12 Directors elected from the FAMS membership. We currently have 2 openings for Directors and are inviting interested candidates to submit their applications. FAMS strives for a Board with a variety of skill sets that represents all of our regional communities, so we encourage all nominations.

Roles & Responsibilities  – Board members are asked to work effectively with other Directors to provide strategic direction, set policy, allocate resources, monitor progress, and manage the affairs of FAMS, including ensuring the financial resources are adequate to meet the needs of the organization. The term to be served by a Director is three years, which may be renewed.

Board members are required to serve on at least one FAMS Committee and undertake activities required to further the objectives of the organization. Board time commitment is between 5-10 hours per month, except in July and August when we do not meet.

As a non-profit corporation, Board members represent FAMS to its members, provincial government, and other stakeholders to maintain positive and productive relationships.

Board members may also volunteer for, and participate in, events and activities that promote FAMS to the public and/or stakeholders.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior board experience and some knowledge of memorial societies, who have skills in one or more of the following areas:

·       Government relations

·       Accounting/bookkeeping

·       Website/Social Media

By joining our Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to expand your leadership and community engagement, and to personally contribute to ongoing efforts to create a legacy for generations to come.

To apply, we ask for a Resume and brief cover letter outlining your interest and the value you can bring to FAMS Board. Please submit your completed application form and supplementary documents to: info@fams.ca.

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