Seeking New Members

The Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle’s Board of Trustees is looking for dynamic,
passionate, and driven individuals to join us in 2021/22. This is an exciting opportunity to be part
of a dedicated, passionate, and committed team of community leaders responsible for the overall
governance of the organization.

The Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle (BACC) is an Aboriginal-led incorporated non-
profit agency in the Durham Region. Bawaajigewin is an Ojibway word that means the action of
taking something that is a dream and making it into something you can see in real life. BACC
strives to respond to and advocate for the dreams and visions of the Durham Region Aboriginal
community. The Board of Directors has responsibility for the stewardship of organization by
establishing appropriate governance and risk management strategies to ensure the effective
delivery of strategic objectives and outcomes, protection of assets, promotion of the Board’s
Mission, sustainable long-term growth, and viability. BACC then set out to conduct a large-scale
community needs assessment through an Ontario Trillium Fund Grant to create a Strategic Plan
that was responsive to the current needs of the community.

Guided by the organization’s Vision and Mission, the Board seeks to ensure that members are
reflective of the community we serve. Therefore, applicants must be of First Nation, Metis, or Inuit
descent. Additionally, applicants must attend 3 Board meetings prior to being considered for a Board
position.

All applicants are required to send an e-mail requesting the monthly Board meeting invitation to
Adrianna MacNeil at secretary@bawaajigewin.ca.

Board of Trustees, Bawaajigewin Aboriginal Community Circle