Board of Directors Posting


Anova is the result of the unification between London’s Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, two organizations that came together with the vision to provide improved services to our community.


We believe an inclusive world of shared power where everyone lives freely without fear of violence is possible. We are working to create change to eliminate patriarchal patterns that result in gender-based sexual violence and inequality.

Anova is built on four pillars: shelter, support, education, and advocacy.

All of the services previously available through Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London are still available with improvements, including improved accessibility, streamlined service, more service options at our four sites, improved services for children, enhanced sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24-hour crisis and support line.

As a Board, we strive to expand the voices contributing at the Board level and would benefit from the perspectives of: marginalized groups, rural experience, LGBTQ2+ identified folks, Indigenous Peoples, male identified individuals, newcomers, and those with lived experience. As a part of our board, you will use your skills, experience, and passion to help us work towards a world without violence.

Anova is seeking new board members that will commit and contribute to moving us boldly into the future. The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month and the expected time commitment is approximately 4 hours a month (September-June).


In addition to regular board meetings, we ask our board members to sit on one of our committees. The time commitment for committees will vary from committee to committee and time of the year.


To learn more about Anova’s stance on decriminalizing sex work you can find our position statement online here.


Our organization is looking to recruit individuals with experience or expertise in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business or Human Resource Management
  • Fundraising; Major Gift Donations


Required Qualifications/Training: 

Intersectional feminist lens, previous experience with a governance board is an asset, but not required.

Please note that the law states that someone who has claimed bankruptcy in the last 5 years cannot sit on the board of a non-profit.


Skills Preferred: 

Accounting, Business or Human Resource Management and/or Fundraising/Major Gift Donations


Time Commitment: 

Long-Term (1-3 years)



Please send cover letter and resume to the Board Nomination and Succession Committee at by Friday, October 25, 2019 at noon

Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

As an intersectional agency Anova is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunities. Be confident that our recruitment and selection processes will be modified, if requested.  Contacted applicants must make any accommodation needs known in advance.