As a registered charity, the Oakville & Milton Humane Society (“OMHS”) relies on the support of the community to care for, shelter and find loving forever homes for homeless and forgotten pets; to respond to sick or injured wildlife; to enforce animal control bylaws within Oakville; to support families with emergency boarding of an animal due to domestic violence, hospitalization of a pet owner or unexpected loss of personal shelter; to build a more humane society through humane education; and, act as a resource to the community in strengthening the human/animal bond.

Our Board of Directors possess an interest in animal welfare and provide the strategic direction, resources, and high-level oversight for the organization to be successful in achieving its vision and mission. They play a vital role in shaping the Society’s future.

We are currently seeking individuals with experience in Capital Campaigns, Human Resources and Governance, who wish to use their expertise in making a difference in the Oakville & Milton communities.

Ideal Candidates Have:

  • Senior management and governance experience.
  • Strategy and policy development experience.
  • Previous profit or not for profit board or committee experience.
  • Strong ties to the Oakville and Milton communities.
  • Willing to be an ambassador or advocate of the organization to assist in raising profile and funds.
  • A strategic and open mindset coupled with a sense of urgency to get things done.
  • Team player with ability to participate and contribute in a variety of different initiatives.

Board members are appointed for a three-year term and are eligible to be reappointed for a second term.

Our Board of Directors is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all members feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome and encourage applications that reflect the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve.

If you wish to apply to serve on the Board of Directors or a Board Committee:

1. Send a cover letter and resume to

2. If selected for an interview, a member of the Governance & Nominations Committee will arrange an interview with you;

3. If selected, this Committee will present you to the Board of Directors for their approval and then as a part of the slate of Directors for the Board at the Annual General Meeting in June (note: you may not have to wait until June. From time to time, a vacancy arises mid-year).