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The Sinneave Family Foundation (Sinneave) is a charitable operating foundation created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults with autism. They host a variety of activities and work with partners toward a vision that individuals with autism are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life.
Their mission is achieved by targeting energy and resources to share promising practices, build system capacity and foster policy development in the areas of:
Their approach is to work at the individual, family, community and system levels and across broad networks to improve outcomes for emerging adults with autism.
They leverage collective impact for sustainable change.
Sinneave has over $120M under investment and uses the return on these investments to fund its ongoing activities. Sinneave has an approved budget of $5.8M for 2020. Of these amounts, $1.4M is funded by Federal Grants for the EmploymentWorks National Project and $4.4 M is funded by investment and other income. EmploymentWorks is offered across the country and helps Canadians with autism build the skills of employment and participate in the labour market. For more information about EmploymentWorks, please visit the project website at https://employment-works.ca/.
For further information about The Sinneave Family Foundation, please visit their website at https://sinneavefoundation.org/.
Board of Directors
As a member of The Sinneave Family Foundation Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to offer valuable input and strategic direction to help advance Sinneave’s vision that individuals with autism realize their highest quality of life.
The governance role of the Board of Directors is to further Sinneave’s vision and mission by establishing organizational direction and monitoring progress.
As a member of the Board of Directors, you will be responsible for working effectively with the Board and senior leadership team in relation to the following:
Strategy and Structure:
Performance and Management:
Specialized Knowledge & Experience:
In 2020, The Sinneave Family Foundation is seeking up to three individuals to join their Board of Directors experienced in:
To carry out these responsibilities, the Board typically meets from 9:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. four times per year.
In addition to attendance at Board meetings, Directors are required to participate on one of three standing Board committees (Governance & Program Committee; Audit & Risk Committee; Investment Committee) that generally meet quarterly for approximately 60-90 minutes in person or via telephone or video conference. Preparation for Board and committee meetings is essential and should be factored into the overall time commitment expected from Board members.