Call For Nominations to the 3 Point Housing Society Board Of Directors

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Position description: 


The 3 Point Housing Society is an Incorporated Society (BC) and non-profit organization whose purpose is to acquire, develop and operate non-profit residential accommodations, providing affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households.


The 3 Point Housing Society (3PHS) is a newly incorporated society designed specifically to take over the legal responsibilities and work associated with the 3-Point Redevelopment Portfolio, which was created by the Pacific Mountain Region of The United Church of Canada. The 3-Point Redevelopment Portfolio refers to a growing number of United Church properties in BC that are being redeveloped in partnership with BC Housing. There are currently 5 projects underway, three in the Lower Mainland and two on Vancouver Island. Each of these mixed-use redevelopments will result in customized, multi-purpose church space and purpose-built rental housing.


Application Process

Individuals who are chosen to serve as members of the 3PHS Board will be making the following commitments:

Participate in an orientation session in Jan/Feb 2020 (date TBC)
Attend monthly Board meetings (in person or by video- or tele-conference)
Be willing to contribute an additional 2-3 hours per month to a 3PHS committee or another Board-related volunteer work.
Remain a member in good standing throughout term of office.

Interested individuals may submit their candidacy (or nominate others) to the 3 Point Housing Society by submitting their resume along with a narrative (up to 200 words) on why they would make a good member of the 3PHS Board of Directors. Please include personal, professional, and volunteer experience and any specific skills or expertise that would contribute to the governance function of the 3PHS Board of Directors.  All nominees will receive an acknowledgement.

Please submit your application to Doug Goodwin at



Board Composition

The 3PHS is governed by volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to the purposes and mission of the 3PHS and how housing affordability helps to shape the quality of life for residents in British Columbia. Other than a single Board member who is appointed by the British Columbia Community Renewal Society of The United Church of Canada (CRS), the majority of Board members will not represent a particular community, constituency, or organization while in Board service.

In recruiting candidates for nomination to the Board, we will apply the following considerations:

People from a variety of professional or sectoral perspectives, such as labour, academia, public service, business, law, faith communities, real estate, social justice movements, etc.
People who understand from their personal experience, work, and/or volunteer activity, how housing affordability impacts the wellbeing of individuals and community.
People who are interested in supporting the establishment of a new mission-driven organization (i.e., a social enterprise) and focusing their efforts on capacity building, research, policy and partnership development.
People who through training and/or experience can provide visionary leadership, effective oversight and prudent due diligence to a major, multi million-dollar institutional venture.
People who have familiarity with Policy Governance.
People who reflect the diverse communities and identities of British Columbia.

Volunteer Board members, of course, bring many skills and talents to their Board responsibilities. Organizational strengths in areas such as finance, governance, communications, community development, human resources, social purpose real estate, housing operations, access and equity, and strategic planning are welcome.  Given the “start up” nature of the 3PHS, the Nominations Committee is particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated understanding of the importance of social purpose real estate and an entrepreneurial background.

The 3PHS is seeking to fill a minimum of 4 vacancies on the Board of Directors for a normal term (one year, renewable) which will begin at the AGM scheduled to be held in Burnaby, BC on November 14, 2019

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Contact person: 
Doug Goodwin
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Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
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Position start/end date:
14 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Month
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Work location:
Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, BC