The Starfish Canada celebrates young environmental leaders by building a community of change-makers and connecting them with a platform to amplify their voices. Since 2010, our work has promoted young environmentalists from Victoria to Yellowknife to St. John’s through programs such as Canada’s Top 25 Environmentalists Under 25, Education Workshops, and our Youth Journal. We work to inspire young Canadians to take leadership roles in their communities and to celebrate their peers in the environmental movement. To learn more, visit http://thestarfish.ca.
Overview of our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors (BOD) ensures the sustainability and long-term vision of the organization. Directors work together to advise on strategic directions and sustainable operations of The Starfish Canada in consultation with leadership staff. At monthly meetings, the BOD discusses the progress of the organization and how The Starfish Canada should work to meet its vision.
This is an opportunity to contribute to environmental initiatives and youth-led movements, while developing valuable skills in governance, strategic planning, policy development, and learning how a non-profit works.
Attending and actively participating in a monthly virtual Board meeting
Reviewing materials in advance of monthly Board meetings as needed
Participation on at least one committee of the Board
Committees to be determined based on current needs and interests
High-level oversight of the organization’s activities to ensure compliance with our values and by-laws
Supporting fundraising activities, possibly including major and minor donor solicitations, grant applications, sponsorship solicitations, active membership recruitment and efforts to increase participation and event attendance
Contributing to strategic planning and policy development to meet the organization’s needs
In particular, we are recruiting individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas, though these are not strict requirements:
Education and/or teaching
Law, especially charity law
Equity, diversity, and inclusion
Fund development and finance
The Starfish Canada is an equal opportunity organization and employer, and we do not discriminate based on citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex/pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or record of offenses. We are an intergenerational Board, accepting applications from any age group in compliance with CRA regulations for charities; however, as a youth-led organization, we are committed to reserving half of our Board positions for those who identify as youth (under 30). We will gladly provide accommodations to candidates with disabilities during the application process. Please contact email@example.com to arrange accommodations.
If you have any questions prior to applying, please don’t hesitate to reach out – we can even connect you with a current board member or co-founder to discuss the organization and your candidacy.
Candidates will be presented at the AGM scheduled for Monday April 25, 5-7pm Pacific Time. There will be a process during this meeting for members of The Starfish Canada to elect Directors to the Board. If there are more candidates than open positions, the current board will provide a recommendation to voting members.