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Positions: Board Directors
Type: board members / nonprofit board of directors (unpaid)
Organization: Green Communities Canada (GCC)
Location: remote/ anywhere in Canada (Board meetings held over Zoom)

Deadline: May 14
Salary: Volunteer (honoraria for youth 18-30)

About GCC

Green Communities Canada (GCC) is a national association of 20 community-based environmental organizations working together for a vibrant, equitable and sustainable future. Our mission is to connect community-based climate action groups through a national network to share resources, inspire innovative programming, and elevate our collective impact.

Our current program areas of focus are home energy efficiency, stormwater management and active transportation with the aim to expand beyond these in the coming years. Member organization work cuts across additional program areas including waste, food insecurity, climate education, and youth engagement. GCC is in the process of strengthening our network infrastructure to ensure deeper member engagement, community connection and impact. We are committed to expanding our reach, both geographically and from a diversity perspective, and to doing our part to advance social justice in the sector.

The Role

GCC’s Board of Directors is a collaborative and welcoming team, spread across the country and working together to increase climate action. GCC is in the process of finalizing a new strategic plan with a stronger focus on our collective impact and commitments to environmental justice.

We are seeking new and enthusiastic change agents. Our current gaps include: Legal and HR experts; Indigenous and youth leaders; social entrepreneurs. We have recently signed on to the Federal 50-30 challenge and have work to do to bring more diversity to our Board of Directors.

The annual time commitment is approx. 40 hours, including Board meetings and committee work. Directors serve for a three-year renewable term.

As a member of the GCC Board, you will take part in the following:

  • Help steer GCC to meet the critical challenges and opportunities of the climate crisis
  • Contribute by bringing your unique voice, professional and lived experience to the table
  • Help guide the long-term strategic plan, annual budget and performance targets
  • Monitor financial performance, progress against goals/objectives, and policy compliance
  • Oversight and annual review of the Executive Director

Board members are expected to:

  • Attend Board meetings and participate in Board activities
  • Collaborate on decisions to build the collective impact and further GCC’s mission
  • Help to maintain constructive group process and excellence in governance
  • Undertake additional special responsibilities, including serving on Board committees

GCC is committed to creating a workforce and governing board that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including applicants from all cultures and backgrounds, racialized communities, diverse sexual and gender identities, and physical or mental abilities. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. We also encourage applicants to self-identify if they wish to do so.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please send a letter of interest and your CV to Mary Anna Zakula:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 26 2021    ID: 59249