Join the Board

Want to help plan the focus and activities of the Centre for Gender Advocacy, contribute to effective community relations, and help ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization?

Become a member of the Board of Directors!

Board members must commit to monthly meetings for a period of two years (student board members may choose to serve a one-year term if they prefer). At these meetings, Board members carry out strategic planning, and ensure that the organization’s vision, mission and values are up to date and reflected in our programming and campaigns. Board members are also responsible for developing and approving the Centre’s annual budget, ensuring that working conditions of staff and volunteers are acceptable and that staff are carrying out their duties, and making certain that the organization is fulfilling all of its legal obligations. Between board meetings, committee meetings, and keeping up with communications related to board decision making, board members can expect to spend 8-10 hours per month on their duties.

As a Board member, you’ll gain valuable management and communication skills through Board trainings and practice. Trainings will include workshops on financial literacy, budgeting, anti-oppression, anti-racism and gender and sexuality.

You’ll be a valuable and appreciated support to the Centre’s staff and an important contributor in sharing the Centre’s anti-oppression mandate with the broader community.

Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting each spring and must be nominated by at least 3 members of the Centre. For complete details, please read our Constitution and Bylaws.

When submitting your intention to run for a seat on the board at the Annual General Meeting, please send your answers to the following questions to info@genderadvocacy.org :

1. Why do you want to be on the board of the Centre for Gender Advocacy?

2. What experiences or skills have prepared you to participate as a board member at the Centre?

3. What is your vision for the Centre? (resources, workshops, events, campaigns, services etc.)