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Position: Fundraising Director
Type: nonprofit board of directors position / unpaid
Organization: High Park Nature Centre (as High Park Initiatives)
Location: West Toronto, Ontario

The High Park Nature Centre is seeking a volunteer with significant experience and demonstrated expertise in the area of fundraising to contribute to our Board of Directors.

The High Park Nature Centre is a registered charitable organization that promotes awareness and respect for nature through outdoor environmental education and park stewardship. Nature Centre programs inspire a sense of wonder, knowledge and respect for High Park’s unique natural systems; restore human connections to local plants and animals; and engage participants of all ages in ecological restoration activities to ensure a sustainable future for High Park for generations to come. To find out more about what we do, visit our website at

The High Park Nature Centre is committed to be an inclusive organization that is guided by principles of equity and respect.

Our goal is to ensure that our programs are inclusive and accessible to all members of our community. To meet this goal, we work to ensure that our participants, staff, and board reflect the vibrant character and heritage of Canada including race, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, ability, ethnicity, experience, perspective, economic status, age, and national origin and other traits that contribute to our diverse community.

As we work to honour our relationship with the Indigenous Nations of the lands we are situated upon, we encourage applications from Indigenous people and others who have worked in the area of Indigenous-Settler relations.

We are seeking a Fundraising Director who will contribute to the Nature Centre Board by:

  • providing direction, expertise and advice in the area of High Park Nature Centre annual giving, special projects and event fundraising initiatives;
  • providing direction, expertise and advice to the Board of Directors and fundraising partners/consultants on the High Park Nature Centre/City of Toronto “Home in High Park” Capital Campaign;
  • developing, overseeing and providing support for an ongoing fundraising plan in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board of Directors; and
  • developing strategies related to increased fundraising for current program sustainability and expansion.


  • Ongoing ( ideally a 3-year term)
  • 12 Board meetings per year, once a month in the evening
  • Participation in bi-weekly City/HPNC/Fundraising meetings (by phone) when possible
  • Roughly total of 7-10 hours per month

A Police Record Check is required. Previous Board experience is preferred.

If interested, please submit a cover letter detailing your experience and your resume to: and

Kara Lysne-Paris, President, Board of Directors & Robin Sorys, Past President and HR Director

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 25 2020    ID: 56208