Board Member Open Nomination

West Carleton Disaster Relief is seeking to increase the size and capacity of its board of directors to allow the organization to support the residents in West Carleton who are currently recovering from the effects of natural disasters and to increase the disaster resiliency throughout West Carleton, while focusing on the goal of becoming a model of community-based disaster preparedness and relief in Ontario.

The nomination committee is now accepting applications to serve on its volunteer board of directors.

The board of directors is currently comprised of representatives from five participating West Carleton Community Associations and The West Carleton Food Access Centre (WCFAC). The required number of representatives from each Community Association will be reduced to one Community Association appointed member and one WCFSC member, the remaining board positions are open to the general public, residency in West Carleton is not a requirement.

We are looking for qualified candidates who have skills/experience in the following areas:

  • Disaster Management or Response

  • Community Preparedness

  • Health & Safety

  • First Response

  • Fundraising

  • Materials Acquisition

  • Construction especially with an interest or experience in Building Back Better

  • Municipal Infrastructure

  • Communications and Media Relations

If you have experience in these fields are interested in helping to continue to build upon the successes of West Carleton Disaster Relief we are accepting applications HERE.

Building from the experiences of Constance Bay Flood Relief, West Carleton Disaster Relief was established in 2018 after West Carleton was hit by its second natural disaster. The organization was formed to support the residents of Dunrobin and the surrounding areas in their recovery after a tornado destroyed homes and businesses. WCDR volunteers have continued to lead the way through West Carleton’s third disaster in the span of two years and are currently supporting the recovery of those affected by the 2019 Ottawa River Floods while continuing to support those affected by past disasters. Through these disasters, it has come to the forefront that there is very little support for victims recovering from a disaster.

WDCR’s mission:

  • Recovery - Helping the victims of the current disasters to rebuild their lives with a focus on attempting to ensure that the most vulnerable residents are able to restore their homes to a safe and livable condition.

  • Preparedness and Resiliency – Creating a community and residents who are aware of the risks of disaster and who act to best limit the damage these risks pose.  

  • Community Disaster Infrastructure – WCDR intends to create a model system that can be used by other organizations and communities faced with risk or active disasters.


WCDR is looking for volunteers to help with our flood families and our newly created flood task force.  

If you are interested in more information please email us at

Updated Nov 16, 2019


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