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Legal Advisory Board (Canada and U.S)

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ORGANIZATION: The J Healthcare Initiative

  • 16 people are interested

**Organization Overview**:

J Healthcare Initiative is a registered Canadian non-profit organization with a mission to advocate for expanded legal-prescription access to a range of regulated opioids and stimulants to reduce the harms associated with toxic, unregulated illegal drugs.

**Role Description**:

As a Legal Advisory Board Member, you will be part of a collaborative team committed to our vision of healthcare for all. The member will bring their legal knowledge and experience to provide strategic guidance, ensure adherence to legal standards, and contribute to policy development within the J Initiative. This role involves significant interaction with the organization’s executive leadership, staff members, and other board members.

please email resume and cover letter to volunteer@j-initiative.org


1. Provide legal advice on a wide range of issues, including regulatory compliance, risk management, intellectual property, contracts, and other legal matters affecting the organization.
2. Review the organization's policies, procedures, and actions to ensure they comply with the relevant laws and regulations.
3. Attend regular board meetings and actively participate in board committees.
4. Contribute to the development of the organization's strategic plan and ensure it aligns with the mission and legal framework.
5. Support the organization's advocacy efforts by providing insights and recommendations based on legal expertise.
6. Assist with identifying potential legal issues and offer proactive solutions.
7. Collaborate with other board members and the leadership team to promote and uphold the organization's mission and vision.


1. A Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school.
2. A current license to practice law.
3. At least two years of experience in legal practice, preferably in a field relevant to our organization's work.
4. Excellent understanding of the not-for-profit sector and associated legal matters.
5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and constructively with diverse stakeholders.
6. A commitment to promoting access to justice and respect for human rights.

**Time Commitment**:

This is a voluntary position requiring approximately 10 hours per month, including preparation for and attendance at board meetings, which occur quarterly. Board members are also expected to participate in ad hoc meetings and discussions as needed.


While this is a non-remunerated role, serving on the J Initiative's Legal Advisory Board provides a valuable opportunity to make a significant impact in promoting access to justice for marginalized communities. Additionally, it offers an excellent networking platform within the legal, not-for-profit, and human rights sectors.

The J Initiative is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity organization. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or nationality, to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity and for your dedication to fostering a better world!

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About The J Healthcare Initiative


138 E HASTINGS ST, Vancouver, 4 V6A 0E6, CA

Mission Statement

The J-Initiative is a registered non-profit organization based Canada. Our organization advocate with peers to innovate the substance use healthcare. We believe that everyone deserves access to safe and effective healthcare, regardless of their drug use.


We were one of the organizations that managed to convince the Commission in Narcotic Drugs to include harm-reduction framework in their resolutions. We build an infrastructure for legal prescription access to opioids and stimulants for people at risk for illicit drug poisoning.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Human Resources Legal Compliance
  • Legal (General)
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  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 19
  • 10 hrs a month
  • Resume and degree in legal studies

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