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The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is committed to increasing cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario and is the only local charitable organization dedicated exclusively to cancer. Working to transform the cancer experience, the Cancer Foundation has partnered with local hospitals and service providers to ensure residents have the best possible care close to home, shorter wait times, access to the latest research and new therapies and overall improved quality of life- which includes Canada’s first Centre for Cancer Survivorship.  The Centre offers “Cancer Coaching”, an innovative health service that actively engages survivors in their own health and well-being, connects them to the information and services they need to meet the challenges of their disease, improve their overall quality of life.  For more information about the Cancer Foundation, please visit

Current Openings:

Director, Board of Directors

Volunteer, Part-Time (3 positions available)


Position: Director, Board of Directors


The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is thrilled to launch its new Strategic Plan - Community ACTION 2020 and is looking for motivated and disciplined leaders like you to further the mission of the Cancer Foundation and ensure its success!

CommunityACTION 2020, aims to give the many faces of cancer one voice and to mobilize dedicated professionals and volunteers in a way that changes the lives of those in our community who are touched by cancer.

On the strength of this plan, we will realize our vision: to increase cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario; and, advance our mission: to help people living with cancer by providing local residents with increased access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program.

Our strategic goals are aligned with the evolving needs of survivors. As the cancer landscape shifts: more people are living with cancer; the way we treat cancer is changing rapidly; and, major health care reform to manage cancer as a chronic disease is necessary and imminent.

We value leadership
We are entrepreneurial, forward-thinking and solution-focused. We constantly seek to improve ourselves, to develop expertise through which we can deliver tangible life-changing results for survivors. We believe that empowering survivors enables them to be leaders in their own way.

We value survivorship
We are respectful, passionate and inspiring. We know that each person defines survivorship in their own way. Therefore, we strive to increase access to personalized treatment and care.

We value partnership
We are open-minded and inclusive. We know that increasing survivorship requires collaboration on a massive scale, so we bring people and organizations together to work towards common goals.



The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation (Cancer Foundation) is a non-profit community organization. We are the driving force for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. We help people living with cancer by raising funds to improve access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program.

The Cancer Foundation was the first to conduct a community-wide cancer survivors’ needs assessment in Eastern Ontario. Results revealed serious gaps in access to services to assist with informational, physical, emotional and practical needs of patients as well as issues such as healthcare system navigation and patient-provider interaction. To address these unmet needs, we opened the doors to Canada’s first Community Cancer Survivorship Centre and launched the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service and other services in both official languages in 2011.  Since then, more than 2,000 families have been helped.

In the deployment of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, the Cancer Foundation engages in three key activities: cancer coaching, care personalization and health services integration.


As we embrace this exciting future, we are looking for motivated and experienced individuals who have the skills, passion and vision to contribute and join our volunteer board of directors. Ideal candidates will bring one or more of the following skill sets:

  • Experience in fundraising
  • Corporate and not-for-profit governance
  • Experience in health research


  • Directors must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Directors must live, work or volunteer in the areas served by the Champlain LHIN.


  • Directors and officers of the Cancer Foundation are responsible for governing the affairs of the organization on behalf of its members. Directors and officers have a relationship of “trust” with members and stakeholders of the organization, and it is from this relationship that certain important duties arise:

1. The duty of care: this is the duty to act reasonably, prudently, in good faith and with a view to the best interests of the organization and its members;

2. The duty of loyalty: this is the duty to place the interests of the organization first, and to not use one’s position as a Director to further private interests;

3. The duty of compliance: this is the duty to act within the scope of the governing policies of the organization and within the scope of other laws, rules and regulations that apply to the organization.

  • Directors are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to three terms.
  • Each year, four to six regular Board meetings are called, usually at bi-monthly intervals.  A Director must attend a majority of the scheduled meetings.
  • Additional time commitments include 2 hours monthly, preparing and/or following-up decisions taken at these meetings, and/or acting as Board representative for standing committees.
  • Annual attendance to 4 events benefiting the Cancer Foundation.
  • Familiarization with the Cancer Foundation’s by-laws and other related legislation.
  • Attend Board meetings prepared, including a review of the meeting materials distributed in advance that will form the basis of decisions and participate actively and instructively in each meeting.
  • Attend orientation programs and other educational programs for Directors and alternates.


If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer in your community, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your current resume to              

The Cancer Foundation is committed to creating a diverse environment and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and other people living, working or volunteering within our geographical boundaries who may contribute to diversity within our organization.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To learn more about the Cancer Foundation, visit our website at


Position: Volunteer, part-time (3 positions available)

Position Summary

This position reports to Vice-President, Corporate Services.


Responsible for the overall cleanliness, tidiness and functioning of the Maplesoft Centre. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Stocking supplies
  • Monitoring the temperature
  • Filling water coolers
  • Maintaining the water feature
  • Completing minor repairs and installations and ensuring proper systems are up and running at the change of season (water/BBQ/Fireplace/AC)
  • Disposing of equipment
  • Act as back-up for removal of snow and ice throughout the winter months
  • Develop a tool kit
  • Monitor logs for keys
  • Monitor and cleaning
  • Act as Health and Safety Representative
  • Maintaining the organization of storage spaces
  • Moving furniture for events and special functions
  • Inventory equipment
  • Performs routine inspections to ensure contractor performance and property site conditions are in keeping with all company policies, procedures and quality assurance.


  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Property Management would be preferred.
  • Experience in contract management an asset.
  • Knowledge of software MS Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work on several issues at a time.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • General knowledge of building systems, construction practices and related code/legislative requirements would be an asset.

Given that the position needs to be filled immediately we will begin reviewing résumés upon receipt. Please send your résumé no later than March 20th at 5 p.m. indicating the position of interest “Volunteer -Custodian/Facilities Coordinator” in the subject line.

The recruitment process will include a few screening steps including but not limited to prospective candidates providing a current police records check. Only qualified candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview.

Please submit resume by mail, email or fax to:



Attention: Samantha Webster, Human Resources           
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation                                 
1500 Alta Vista Dr
Ottawa, ON – K1G 3Y9



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