Technology for Living is Seeking Volunteers for the Board


Technology for Living (TFL) works with people who have physical disabilities across British Columbia and helps them to live as well and as independently as possible. We believe that everyone has equal opportunity to maximize their independence. Through collaboration, we develop and provide member centred technological solutions and supports to optimize independence.

TFL houses the Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program (PROP) and Technology for Independent Living (TIL). PROP provides equipment, supplies, respiratory therapy services, training and 24/7 response to people who need assisted ventilation living in the community. TIL provides environmental controls and adapted assistive technology to people with disabilities who want to maximize their independence at home.

TFL is a non-profit charitable society governed by a Board of Directors of whom 51% are TFL service users. The Board of Directors is responsible for sound governance, including financial sustainability, risk management and fidelity to the mission, values and principles of the organization.

Board Members Responsibilities

Leadership, Governance and Oversight

  • Collaboratively steer the organization in a sustainable, risk averse and strategic manner.
  • Ensure the ethical, legal and financial governance policies reflect or exceed best practices.
  • Ensure that the organization obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows organizational approved by-laws and adheres to the organization’s mission.
  • Adhere to the highest standards of integrity, dedication, virtue and honesty.
  • Ensure that decisions that are made in the best interest of the organization.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as in the development and implementation of policy and strategic plans.
  • Regularly measure TFL’s impact, its performance and effectiveness.
  • Be well prepared for meetings by reading the agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings.
  • Assist with identifying financial resources and partnerships.
  • Approve TFL’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions while meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director.
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting other Board Members.
  • Partner with the Executive Director and other Board members to ensure that Board resolutions are carried out.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments as needed.
  • Represent TFL to stakeholders and act as an ambassador for the organization.
  • Ensure TFL’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities we serve.

Ideal Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Passion for the mission, vision and values of TFL.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Experience as a leader.
  • Skills in accounting, business development, marketing, organizational management, human resources or fundraising.
  • Ability to commit the time required.

Time Commitment

  • Four meetings/year + an Annual general meeting: approximately 15 hours.
  • Sub–Committees: up to 12 meetings/year: approximately 36 hours.
  • Representation at community or fundraising events as needed: approximately 8 hours.
  • Overall Commitment: Between 45 and 60 hours/year.

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