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Position: 1903 - Board Member - 2 openings
Organization: Ecosource
Position Address: St. Hilary Elementary School, 5070 Fairwind Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Virtual


Ecosource is an innovative Ontario-based organization that inspires the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. Our work began in Mississauga in 1979, and we have expanded throughout the Region of Peel and beyond to promote waste reduction, urban agriculture, sustainability, education, nature connection, and youth leadership. We are committed to engaging all members of our community in environmental education and actively work to provide inclusive programs that reflect the diversity of our community.

Our Board of Directors is in need of 2 Members, and as a leading community service organization, we offer those leaders and stakeholders in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon an exciting opportunity to influence residents of these Peel communities in terms of awareness, education, knowledge, and environmental stewardship and responsibility. Passionate and committed, you will join us in charting the future of Ecosource as we emerge from COVID-19, with strategic planning and governance.


Responsibilities: As a valued Member of our Board, you will:

- Provide leadership by providing oversight in line with the values of Ecosource, and ensure that these are reflected in programs, services, and their delivery

As part of the Board, conduct a periodic review the ED's performance in achieving strategic goals

- Support the implementation of Ecosource’s anti-racism/anti-oppression action plan and contribute to the ongoing identification of actions to promote equity and inclusion within the organization and our work in the community

- Be involved in planning, prioritizing, and goal setting, to respond creatively to the ongoing challenges of meeting the increased needs of a growing community

- Ensure that the highest standards of good governance and fiscal responsibility are maintained

- Be an advocate on behalf of Ecosource within our community at events by speaking to politicians, funders, community audiences, and other stakeholders

- Provide oversight on HR best practices to the Board in order to meet Ecosource’s short and long-term HR objectives

- Commit to developing fundraising strategies, cultivating donor relations, organizing, and promoting special events, and/or approaching individuals, businesses, schools, and service clubs for financial and in-kind support.


Interested volunteers who believe that they meet the 'Postion Qualifications' (see below) are INVITED to apply for this leadership opportunity DURING the COVID-19 Emergency. Your application will be initially responded to by way of email/telephone and/or 'virtual' acknowledgement. Volunteer MBC clients (with 'profiles' in its Referral System) should upload resumes to their 'profiles', then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below), while following other application requirements (see below for detailed instructions). Thank you!


+ Excellent opportunity to use your leadership skills/experience and gain professional expertise in the non-profit sector+  Be in a leadership role with a highly regarded, long standing community service organizationStrengthen your personal and professional profile within your communityNetwork and build valuable relationshipsJoin other volunteers, dedicated executives, and staff in carrying out an important mission in Peel+ Enjoy having given back to your community in a very significant way


  • Applicants resident in Mississauga, with experience in Human Resources Management and Fundraising will be preferred
  • You demonstrate an interest in, passion for, and/or sufficient knowledge and experience about environmental and sustainability issues, especially in Mississauga
  • Experience in volunteer leadership 'roles' is an asset
  • Strong communication, inter-personal, and team management skills, plus a 'results-oriented' approach
  • You are committed to 'diversity and inclusiveness' in your community, plus you are aware of anti-racism/anti-oppression initiatives
  • You bring to Ecosource proven Leadership, Integrity, Reliability, and Accountability, with a Firm Commitment to serve the required minimum 2-year term
  • Your professionalism incorporates critical thinking, a high degree of organization, and an appreciation of effective strategic planning/implementation

    In alignment with our organizational value of inclusivity, it is our aim to have a Board which reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2S persons, and others.

    Our APPLICATION process requires that you submit a resume and cover letter by email (Subject line: 'Application for Board Membership', to '[email protected]'). Within your cover letter, please respond to the following question in 200 words or less:

    In your opinion, how can you, as an experienced professional in your field, collaborate with Ecosource, a non-profit, to achieve the organization’s vision and mission? (Prior to responding to this question, you may wish to visit our website:

    Please note: Ecosource will acknowledge receipt of all applications made through Volunteer MBC's Referral System, as part of the process (see 'DESCRIPTION', above), but only those whom we determine should move forward will be contacted further.

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

The Time Commitment for this role is a minimum 2-year term. It encompasses a minimum of 4-5 hours/month, including preparation for and attendance of 10 Board meetings/year, with an annual half-day strategic planning session (conducted over a weekend).

In addition, willingness to act on project-based committees is expected (time commitment to be determined by project(s) undertaken).


Nominees to the Board will be invited to observe a few Board meetings and learn more about the organization before any commitment by either party is required. New Board members will be oriented by current Board members, Executive Director, management team, and other organizational resources. In addition, resources are allocated for Board member development throughout the year.

More Details
Areas of Interest: Environment, Fundraising, Legal, Boards & Committees, Marketing/Promotion, Research/Evaluation
Accessibility: Unknown, Not Accessible
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults

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