TREASURER’S ROLE WITH QUEENS CARE SOCIETY

Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia

Queens Care Society (QCS) goal is to meet the needs of the older population in our region. Our mission is to engage our community and create opportunities that enable full participation and contribution from senior citizens. We value inclusion, diversity, progressive change and look toward a positive future for all ages in our region.

QCS is a volunteer board that advocates for seniors and identifies solutions to the needs of our aged. We take the lead for the betterment of our community, demonstrating compassion and giving voice to those who may not be heard. We strive to create collaborations and partnerships, navigating the maze of regulating and governing bodies, to ensure our community is age-friendly.

We are a young organization but have already succeeded in building supports for our older residents which ultimately benefit all citizens in Queens County. Through our efforts, we have enabled a new group of volunteers to create a transit system that will support residents in reaching medical appointments and other necessary destinations. We have also built a toll-free line for citizens who require assistance to remain in their homes. It is in its infancy stages but we hope to expand its volunteer base to better serve our older or disabled residents. We have recently conducted a comprehensive survey of our elders and are presently defining our priorities based on their feedback. 

We have held our second AGM and, unfortunately, our most recent Treasurer has had to step down due to the demands in her new role at work. We are reaching out to CPANS to see if there are any accounting professionals in the Queens County area that could volunteer to participate on our board. 

We presently meet once a month and have sub-committees built to focus on particular goals to achieve our mission. The Treasurer is a member of the executive group and would be responsible for providing a Treasurer’s Report at the monthly meeting, participating in the development of the strategic plan, applying for charitable registration and grants and ensuring fiscal responsibility. The time commitment is expected to be no more than 4 hours a month.

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact Grant Webber (webbers@eastlink.ca) or Patti Pike (pattiinmilton@bellaliant.ca) for further information.