Opening date
Alberta and NWT
Job description

Life is a beautiful, complex and wonderful thing. Life for people who are blind should be no different. To deliver on this vision and help us change what it is to be blind today, the CNIB Foundation (a division of Canadian National Institute for the Blind) is inviting applications for spirited, determined leaders to join our CNIB Foundation Advisory Board as a volunteer, starting in Fall 2019.

CNIB turned 100 years old in March of 2018. With almost a century of success under our belts, we want to take our work to the next level – smashing barriers and empowering our remarkable clients to live their dreams. The role of this new Foundation Advisory Board is to provide leadership to CNIB Foundation as we build a client-centered program strategy, strengthen our partnerships and engage more people than ever before in our work. Advisory Board members will be enthusiastic ambassadors for the organization and our mission, building our reputation with clients, partners and donors.


If you are a high-energy business or community leader who feels passionately about changing what it is to be blind today, and want to play a critical role at a transformational moment in CNIB’s history, we want to hear from you. To ensure this Advisory Board brings a diversity of viewpoints, skills and relationships to the table, we are seeking representatives from across the Alberta and Northwest Territories, from a variety of professional sectors, and who bring a diversity of lived experience especially with respect to sight loss. We are especially interested in receiving applications from interested candidates from the Edmonton area who bring a fund raising background. Previous experience servicing on a not-for-profit Board is an asset.

Application and contact information

To explore this dynamic Advisory Board opportunity in further detail, please contact Matthew Kay, Executive Director, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Alberta & NWT Division by email or phone 780-453-8318  A detailed copy of the position profile will be provided to all qualified candidates under consideration.