Now accepting Board Member applications.
Volunteer Opportunity
Posting Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Atlohsa Family Healing Services is looking for strategic, collaborative thinkers to join our Board of Directors to ensure the best possible governance and decision-making environment. As a passionate and dedicated Board Member, you are committed to upholding our values and will support and further enhance the rapid growth of this exceptional organization. This is an opportunity to play a key role in Indigenous-led initiatives designed to build a stronger community and inspire social change at a time when it is needed most.


Atlohsa is comprised of eleven (11) individuals and meets approximately once every month and each Director sits on a minimum of one (1) Board committee with some exceptions. Within the Board of Directors are task committees, which meet approximately quarterly and could meet more often if required. Candidates should be aware that periodic travel to our London office is required.

Collective Board Skills and Experience

Each Director brings unique skills and experience to the Board. In selecting new members, attention will be given to ensuring that the collective mix of skills and experience supports the Board’s ability to add strategic value to Atlohsa. Particular attention is paid to ensuring that the board is representative of the communities and members it serves, from equity, gender, and diversity perspectives.

Collectively, Board members should:

  • Have previous experience on a non-for-profit board or equivalent.
  • Provide strong participation that strives for excellence and supports Mino Bimaadiziwin" The Good Way of life"
  • Be strategic thinkers who take a governance-focused approach to Board responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to support Atlohsa's mission, vision, and values.
  • Have lived experience and active participation in Atlohsa events and programming.

The Board is committed to seeking a skilled and diverse membership reflective of the community it serves. Therefore we are currently looking for Individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are to apply. At Atlohsa, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants. The Board also actively encourages applications from those members who reside in London or surrounding area.


The term of office of the Director, who is elected, will be for two (2) years commencing at the Annual General meeting held in October of this year.

Individual Knowledge and Experience

To foster its ability to provide strategic direction and fulfill its oversight responsibilities, the collective Board should include members with knowledge of and experience in the following areas:

Board Governance

Financial Management and Analysis

Shelter and Support Industry

Housing and Homelessness Prevention Industry

Addiction Support Industry

Anti-Human Trafficking Industry

Business Development

Risk Management and Analysis

Fundraising and Corporate Giving

Human Resources


Building Partnerships and Strategic Alliances


  • Please fill the online form below and include the following as file attachments:
  • Submit your application by September 15, 2023, 5pm EST.
  • Attend our Annual General Meeting on November to participate in our elections process - more details to be provided soon.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Questions? Please contact


Atlohsa has been serving individuals and families across Southwestern Ontario since 1986 providing low-barrier wraparound services to community members with complex needs, including mental wellness, substance use, homelessness, domestic violence, and trauma. We specialize in providing strengths-based healing and wellness supports, utilizing trauma-informed and harm reduction approaches. Some of our programs and services include:

  • Zhaawanong 24-hr Women’s Shelter
  • Supportive Housing
  • Transitional Supports
  • Atlohsa Crisis Line
  • Social and Community Programs
  • Support Groups
  • Atlohsa Peace Awards
  • Food Security
  • Indigenous Mental Wellness
  • Anti-Human Trafficking


Atlohsa Family Healing Services is a non-profit, charitable organization, dedicated to strengthening community through Indigenous-led programs and services that offer holistic healing and wellness. 


A community where all people have access to the supports they need to live a balanced life – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.


Our approach to holistic wellness is rooted in the Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings and the Medicine Wheel Teachings. In addition, we honour the following values:

Acceptance - Meeting people where they are at in their healing journey, without judgement.

Safety - Providing a safe space for community members, ensuring a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach.

Family - Acknowledging the unique role and contribution of all members of the family, throughout the life span.

Empowerment - Holding space for each community member to take leadership in their own healing journey, in their own time.

Integrity - Upholding our commitment to community with the greatest responsibility and accountability.