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Position: Board of Directors – Lawyer
Organization: Relay Education
Location: preferably in Toronto but will consider candidates across Canada

Call for Candidates:
Relay Education (TREC Charitable Foundation), Board of Directors: Legal Professional

Educating and inspiring for a 100% renewable energy future

Relay Education (incorporated as TREC Charitable Foundation) is a national charity that delivers unique and engaging renewable energy education and environmental career programs for all ages. We seek to empower Canadians, especially youth, and encourage informed choices about our shared energy and natural resources. Our programs create a lasting impression on more than 15,000 individuals each year. As our programs enter their 15th year of delivery and our 9th year as a registered charity, we are seeking an experienced legal professional to join our Board of Directors and help us deliver our mission to educate and inspire individuals and communities in building a 100% renewable energy future.

In your role as Director you will be part of a vibrant and growing educational charity. We develop and deliver curriculum-linked programs in schools and in partnership with Indigenous communities. Our team also host fairs and festivals, connects youth with internships and participates in community events. Beginning in Toronto, Relay Education now has staff and delivers programs in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Nunavut. We offer classroom programs in both English and French in addition to incorporating Indigenous culture and historical teachings.

If you are interested in being part of a passionate, dedicated team please read below and see the instructions on how to apply.

Desired Skills

  • At least 3 years of experience practising law in Canada

  • Experience or knowledge in directors' and officers' liability, compliance issues, contracts and agreements, gifting, corporate governance, endowment and fundraising issues preferred but not required.

  • Strategic thinking – able to evaluate risks for Canadian charitable organizations.


  • When necessary, provide legal advice or obtain legal advice from network of legal professionals;

  • Consistent attendance at board meetings (at least 70% - i.e. 5 out 7 meetings per year);

  • Participate in other committees as needed (e.g. Event planning, Fundraising, Program Development, Partnership, etc.);

  • Support fundraising activities of the organization;

  • Support partnership building;

  • Act as an ambassador for the organization in your community;

  • Preparation in advance for regular board meetings, including review of materials provided;

  • Three-year term with the possibility of extension;

  • Willing to participate on a voluntary basis.

Time Commitment

  • Bi-monthly Board Meeting — 3 hours/meeting (every 2 months)
  • Attendance at Annual Retreat & key events — up to 2 days per year
  • Available to Staff for advice — 1-2 hours/month


To express your interest and for more information please send us an e-mail:

Please include a cover letter to indicate how your skills and experiences can help us achieve our goals and attach your CV. We will follow-up to schedule a conversation. Commitment starts in June 2019.

Application deadline: Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Our Programs

We deliver meaningful engagement with more than 15,000 people annually in Canada through the following programs:

  • Kids' World of Energy Elementary Program offers curriculum connected renewable energy excursions and in-classroom programming to students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 9. Part of the Kids’ World of Energy program, is our annual Festival. The Kids’ World of Energy Festival, is a four-day educational event, reaching 2,000 students, parents and teachers. The Festival began in 2008 and was developed to bring grade 5 and 6 students together to provide them with a focused day on energy-environment connections.

  • The Green Collar Careers secondary program engages high school students in how they can make an impact in building a sustainable future and highlights the different career opportunities they can pursue in the burgeoning “green economy”.

  • Renewable Energy 101 allows secondary school students conduct hands-on experiments with energy storage, solar and wind energy technologies.

  • Indigenous Careers in Renewable Energy co-develops and co-delivers renewable energy education and career programs with First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities across Canada.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 12 2019    ID: 53092