CERIS Management Board Member

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CERIS



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


8th Floor, Kaneff Tower
4700 Keele Street
M3J 1P3


CERIS – Bridging migration research, policy, and practice – is Ontario’s leading network of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working in the field of migration and settlement. It serves as the knowledge exchange hub for all three communities and in the interest of all migrants and the general public.

As a network of stakeholder communities and a medium of knowledge exchange, CERIS strives to:

  • Bring together researchers, policymakers at all levels of government, and community-based practitioners for a dialogue on migration and settlement and populations of interest.
  • Organize, mobilize, and share knowledge within and across stakeholder communities.
  • Contribute to informed policy and service intervention for the betterment of migrant lives.
  • Contribute to informed discussion and perception of migration and settlement issues among the general public.

CERIS is governed by a volunteer Management Board with representation from community, academic, and government stakeholders in migration and settlement. The primary responsibility of the Management Board is to establish and monitor CERIS’s vision, mission, guiding principles, and strategic goals.

CERIS currently has 5 Member-at-Large vacancies on its Management Board, and we are seeking applications to fill these vacancies. Each position is for a three-year term, commencing in January 2019 and ending in December 2021.

Required Credentials

1. A commitment to the mission of CERIS;

2. Knowledge, connections, and skills in a substantive research, policy, or service area, and at least one of these management areas: Board Governance, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, and Media/Public Relations;

3. A commitment to regularly attend and participate in discussions at Board Meetings (4 times a year, 2 hours each); and

4. A willingness to contribute an additional 5 hours a month to a committee or task group, or other Board-related volunteer work.

The Board is particularly interested in candidates representing organizations that are active in the Greater Toronto Area, have a broad reach or interest in immigrant settlement (but do not need to be immigration- or settlement-specific), and can contribute unique expertise and connections to CERIS.

How To Apply


Interested individuals may submit their candidacy by completing the downloadable application form and submitting it by Monday November 12, 2018 to:

Rana El Kadi, Knowledge Mobilization Officer, ceris@yorku.ca