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Are you looking for a unique leadership opportunity? Have you been yearning to put your talent in strategic thinking, fundraising, project management or policy advocacy in the service of a great cause?

Well, look no further! If you are committed to improving addiction recovery services we are looking for you!

The Realistic Success Recovery Society non-profit, charitable society is looking for leaders like you to join our board of directors. For 17 years, our volunteer board has been the strategic heart of our organization, ensuring that in our work, in the supportive recovery industry we deliver real results, respond to changes in our industry and always deliver the highest ethical standards to be worthy of public support.

If you are one or more of the following, we’d like to talk to you:

  • Energetic and entrepreneurial business people, who are not already overextended with other commitments, eager to put their enthusiasm for improving supportive recovery by helping with fundraising events and promotions;
  • Community leaders and philanthropists willing to engage their peers in positive stories regarding supportive recovery;
  • Leaders at our partner agencies — criminal justice, public health, social services — interested in building strong programs with us.
  • Scholars/academics who want to put their expertise in addiction to work in the community.

If you hold yourself to high expectations, then you’ll find board service very rewarding. We are looking for folks who will:

  • Attend four board meetings annually
  • Actively help to establish committees: Promotions and Events; Fundraising, Governance
  • Advocate for our needs in the community and among your colleagues and peers
  • Make personal, charitable contributions, to the best of their ability

If you are interested in being considered for the board please fill out the form below.

Description of Position

Board of Directors


  • Director


  • Five hours per month (meetings, consultation) in addition to:
  • Attending regular board meetings – approximately four, 3 hour meetings held in the evening per year;
  • Participation at the Annual General Meeting;
  • Participation at the Annual Trilogy Houses BBQ;
  • Participation at the Annual Trilogy Houses Christmas Dinner;
  • Participation on Board committees


  • Two years (elected)
  • Up to two years appointed


  • The Directors are accountable to its members;
  • The Directors are accountable to act within the limitations established by the BC Society’s Act and by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Realistic Success Recovery Society
  • The Directors are accountable for ensuring compliance related to charitable status


  • The Board operates under the laws and regulations of the Societies Act
  • The Board operates under the Bylaws of the Realistic Success Recovery Society


  • The Board of Directors is accountable for the organization’s performance in respect to the Vision, Mission and directions of the Society;
  • The Board of Directors is responsible for the effective governance of the organization consistent with its mission and objectives, performing its fiduciary responsibilities, and adherence to its values and mission;
  • The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the Trilogy Houses are licensed by the City of Surrey’s requirements for Supportive Recovery Homes;
  • The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the Trilogy Houses are registered with the BC Ministry of Health’s Assisted Living Registry;
  • Board Members have no authority to act individually in the direction of staff and volunteers, or to act as spokesperson for the organization unless specifically given such authority by the Board;

General Duties:

Each member of the Board of Directors is expected to:

  • Prepare for meetings by reading agenda, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in meetings;
  • Work as a team member and support board decisions;
  • Review, clarify and amend strategic or operational plans of the organization as necessary;
  • Monitor the performance of the organization;
  • Participate in or Chair one of the Board’s committees as they arise;
  • Board members may be required to take on an Executive role;
  • Participate in hiring and releasing the Executive Director;
  • Understand and monitor the organization’s financial affairs;
  • Report any potential conflicts of interest;
  • Maintain confidentiality;
  • Ensure the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Participate in the recruitment of new board members;
  • Keep up-to-date with issues and trends that affect the organization;

Fundraising Duties:

Each member of the Board of Directors is strongly encouraged to:

  • Make a personal financial commitment to the Society at a level suitable to his/her personal circumstances; for Board Members on a fixed or limited income, no direct financial contribution is expected;
  • Assist in Fundraising activities by:
    • Encouraging donations to the Society;
    • Suggesting to the Society staff names of individuals who may be appropriate for participating in the Society’s fundraising efforts;
    • Opening doors for the Society for fundraising activities, including doors to foundations, individuals, and service and other clubs;
    • Encouraging volunteer participation in Society fundraising projects.


Board members will:

  • Be a member of the Society;
  • Be committed to best practices in governance;
  • Be committed to ensuring a diversity of voices are considered in decision making;
  • Be knowledgeable of or interested in addiction, recovery and treatment;
  • Be available and willing to fulfill board member duties;
  • Be able to work as a team;
  • Be able to support the Society’s fundraising activities.

Board members may be selected for and make their contribution because of unique skills or insights.


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