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The Justice Education Society is able to provide quality programs and services with the support of over 500 volunteers each year. These volunteers vary from the province’s Chief Justice to secondary school students.
Their diverse contributions range from speaking at our programs and being on advisory committees to helping edit our materials, staging mock trials, and stuffing envelopes.
To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please Contact Us.
To volunteer with our international program, visit the international volunteer page for more details.
ABOUT THE JUSTICE EDUCATION SOCIETY (JES)
JES is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, JES helps British Columbians learn about our justice system, address their legal issues, improve legal capability and access to justice. JES works with partners around the world to deliver practical, integrated and impactful projects that promote effective and accessible justice systems which are key to sustainable development, individual security and human rights. With extensive experience in designing and implementing international projects, our work has included a range of diverse projects on justice capacity building, the rule of law, citizen security, human rights, access to justice, gender-based violence, youth justice and public legal education. JES currently has projects in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana, and offices in British Columbia, Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana. JES has diverse sources of funding including private donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments. For more information about JES, please visit our website at www.JusticeEducation.ca.
We are seeking one Director with senior accounting and financial management background along with a CPA designation to join our Board. In addition, the new Director will become a member of the Finance Committee, which provides fiduciary oversight of all financial matters of the organization.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of governance and director’s duties and responsibilities. Candidates should also possess high standards of ethics, proven leadership skills, be analytically minded, solutions focused and visionary. Candidates with previous board experience in the non-profit sector is highly desirable.
TERM AND TIME COMMITMENT
Board membership is for a 3-year term. Directors may be elected for up to 9 consecutive years.
The Board and Finance Committee respectively meet on average six times annually. Meetings are held in Vancouver and/or by conference call.
Interested candidates should submit their resume to Sonia Poulin at sonia.poulin@JusticeEducation.ca along with an expression of their interest in serving on the Board.
The Justice Education Society is launching a major, province-wide fundraising campaign to “Sponsor Kids to Learn About the Law.”
Government funding to the Society’s Justice System Education Program is now gone. Every year, the program introduces thousands of students to the courts. Program activities include court orientations, court watching, sessions with judges and other justice system personnel and performing mock trials. This program is now at risk and we are counting on donations to sustain it.
The Society is hoping to raise $100,000 to introduce 20,000 youth to BC courts throughout the province. We are seeking sponsorship from law firms, individual lawyers, judges, businesses and the general public.
We are also seeking individuals who are interested to volunteer and help support this fundraising campaign.
Contact us at Volunteer@JusticeEducation.ca for more information.