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THFC Board of Directors

Chair of the Board


The Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the devastating effects of hearing loss on Canadians by promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading-edge medical research and successful intervention.

We believe that communication is the foundation of all human relationships and that hearing loss can have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals by interfering with language development, education, employment and personal safety.

The Hearing Foundation of Canada addresses hearing loss through the following three areas:

Medical Research: We fund research to advance scientific knowledge leading to new or improved diagnostic and intervention techniques and treatments, in the short term and to the restoration or reversal of some forms of hearing loss, in the long term.

Education: We educate the general population and specifically youth about safe listening practices that can prevent noise-induced hearing loss and avert a potential public health crisis through our award-winning Sound Sense program.

Advocacy: We promote awareness of the dangers of noise exposure and we strive to make the elimination of preventable hearing loss an urgent public health issue.

THFC continues to advocate for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss in children and youth. Exposure to loud noise remains the most serious threat to the hearing health of children across the country.

In our discussions with provincial and federal members of parliament, we emphasize the lack of significant funding for research in hearing health, as well as the hearing challenges faced by Indigenous and veteran communities.

As the leader of the Board, the Chair is responsible for presiding at meetings of the Board and ensuring the integrity of the Board’s governance role and processes

The THFC Board Chair:

  • ensures the Board adheres to its bylaws and constitution
  • ensures that committee chairpersons are appointed
  • orients Board Members and committee chairpersons to the Board
  • Serves as ex officio member of committees and attends their meetings when needed
  • ensures that Board Members remain in their governance role and staff implement and manage program and services
  • acts as one of the signing officers for cheques and other documents, such as contracts and grant applications
  • plays a leading role in supporting fundraising activities
  • promotes the organization’s purpose in the community and to the media
  • If you would like to join our volunteer Board of Directors, please contact Kim Jarrett, or call 1-866-432-7968.

    Thank you for your interest!

    THFC Board Member

    We are currently seeking new Board Members.

    The Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) is a national charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the devastating effects of hearing loss on Canadians by promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading-edge medical research and successful intervention.

    We believe that communication is the foundation of all human relationships and that hearing loss can have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals by interfering with language development, education, employment and personal safety.

    The Hearing Foundation of Canada addresses hearing loss through the following three areas:

    Medical Research: We fund research to advance scientific knowledge leading to new or improved diagnostic and intervention techniques and treatments, in the short term and to the restoration or reversal of some forms of hearing loss, in the long term.

    Education: We educate the general population and specifically youth about safe listening practices that can prevent noise-induced hearing loss and avert a potential public health crisis through our award-winning Sound Sense program.

    Advocacy: We promote awareness of the dangers of noise exposure and we strive to make the elimination of preventable hearing loss an urgent public health issue.

    THFC continues to advocate for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss in children and youth. Exposure to loud noise remains the most serious threat to the hearing health of children across the country.

    In our discussions with provincial and federal members of parliament, we emphasize the lack of significant funding for research in hearing health, as well as the hearing challenges faced by Indigenous and veteran communities.

    For this position, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has previous board experience
  • Has volunteer fundraising experience
  • Understands and is willing to advance a culture of philanthropy
  • Is willing to be an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization
  • Has a firm grasp of good corporate governance and its implementation
  • If you would like to join our volunteer Board of Directors, please contact Kim Jarrett, or call 1-866-432-7968.

    Thank you for your interest!



    Volunteer Opportunities

    Prospect Researcher


    Position Type: Unpaid Volunteer
    Location: National Office, Downtown Toronto, ON/Work from home
    Years Experience: Entry Level
    Hours: Part-time 1 day per week or 8 hours per week
    Report to: Development Officer

    The Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) is a leading national organization committed to eliminating the often devastating effects of hearing loss on the quality of life of Canadians by promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading edge medical research and successful intervention.

    If you are a motivated individual interested in learning how a small, national charity works, this is the ideal opportunity for you to learn.
    The emphasis of this position is in researching corporations and foundations and identifying major gift prospects from across Canada. The applicant should be comfortable using the internet to conduct research and inputting data into Excel reports. The position requires excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.

    Duties:

      • Identify and research new corporate and foundation donors for major gift cultivation and solicitation through review and analysis of Big Database and internet websites.
      • Input data into Excel reports.
      • Proactively update and maintain prospect records while adhering to all appropriate ethical and privacy laws.

      Qualifications:

        • Experience inputting data into Excel spreadsheets and familiar with using the internet to research.
        • Strong written and oral communication skills
        • Excellent attention to detail
        • Strong team player

        If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications please forward your resume with a covering letter to Lindsay Thibault.

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    Position Type: Unpaid Volunteer
    Location: National Office, Downtown Toronto, ON/Work from home
    Years Experience: Entry Level
    Hours: Part-time 1 day per week or 8 hours per week
    Report to: Manager, Education & Government Relations

    The Hearing Foundation of Canada (THFC) is a leading national organization committed to eliminating the often devastating effects of hearing loss on the quality of life of Canadians by promoting prevention, early diagnosis, leading-edge medical research and successful intervention.

    If you are a motivated individual interested in learning how a small, national charity works, this is the ideal opportunity for you to learn.
    The emphasis of this position is in translating our two websites into French. The applicant should be comfortable translating into French. The position requires excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills in both official languages.

    Duties:

      • Translate the English version of www.hearingfoundation.ca and soundsense.ca into French.

      Qualifications:

        • Must be fully bilingual in both English and French
        • Strong written communication skills in English and French
        • Excellent attention to detail

        If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications please forward your resume with a covering letter to Mary Smirle.