Provincial Level Volunteer Positions

In Ontario and Nunavut, there are many provincial roles available, from Advisers (volunteers that take care of a specific initiative or area, like Program Adviser, Outdoor Experiences Adviser, etc.), to Administrative Community Leaders (ACLs) to Youth Forum, to members of committees (Specialty Communities) and more. Successful candidates will need to become members of Girl Guides of Canada.

Want to be a member of Ontario Council? Open roles will next be posted in early 2021. Our provincial Nominating and Search Committee helps to vet, interview and check references of qualified candidates.

Considering taking on another role? See below for open opportunities! All positions involve an application, interview and reference checks.

Administrative Community Leaders

Do you enjoy supporting and working with others? Are you a skilled communicator who can help resolve conflict? Can you manage a busy job effectively? Then you should consider becoming an Administrative Community Leader (ACL). We are currently recruiting for ACLs in communities 6, 9, and 17. There is a three year term for this position. Contact Cherylyn Sawatzky, Deputy Provincial Commissioner, at if you have questions.

Administrative Community Leader position description
Administrative Community Leader application form

Community Guiders

Do you enjoy building the sisterhood through regular and ongoing communication with other Guiders?  Do you enjoy helping people find answers?  Are you interested in assisting with growing Guiding locally?  The Community Guider role might be right for you!  We are looking for positive women to take on Community Guider roles all around the Province.  This term is one year, reappointed by the ACL. If you're looking for a new challenge, apply today!  Contact Jan Hester, Community Guider Adviser, at if you have any questions.

Community Guider position description
Community Guider application form


Seeking inspired leaders to join Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada as Ontario Advisers.

A better world, by girls.

Now read it again.  A better world…pause…by girls. We recently launched our new vision and that comma is important. That pause strategically focuses on the importance of a girl to our world and our organization. The girl must be at the centre of everything we do.

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada (GGC) is searching for eight (8) new Ontario Advisers who can implement this vision and our mission to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls. Through passionate and focused leadership, we can ensure GGC is relevant and sustainable well into the future as a truly girl-driven organization. Every girl in Ontario and Nunavut deserves a safe space where she can discover herself to be everything she wants to be.

This is an exciting time to be part of our organization as we evolve our offerings to ensure we are relevant and essential for girls in Ontario and Nunavut today. Are you willing to implement this ambitious transformational change?

What we need from you

We need Ontario Advisers with passion, experience and commitment, from diverse communities.

Passion – We need believers and promoters of our vision, mission and strategic priorities of Relevance, Empowering, Diversity & Inclusion and Agile. Our new direction has been set and it’s “go time” to implement this plan for change.

Commitment – We need you to commit the time to be an active and impactful Ontario Adviser for approximately 2-5 hours per week for a three-year term from July 2020 to June 2023. 

  • Program, Training, Outdoor Experiences, Safe Guide and Trefoil: You must attend an Adviser Forum meeting each year in Toronto, as well as additional teleconference calls as required. You also must be willing to become a member of GGC.

Diversity – We are committed to ensuring that Ontario Council reflects the richness of human diversity and the Canadian population. In addition to wide and varied skills, interests and experiences, we want a diverse Adviser team with regard to race, ethnicity, age and lived experiences. We seek to ensure that the decisions and directions from Ontario Council as a whole consider all of the various perspectives necessary as the Adviser team stewards GGC to be the place where every girl is empowered to be everything she wants to be.

What you get from us

Having a seat as an Ontario Adviser is an opportunity to play an essential leadership role in an organization that is at a pivotal point in its 100+ year history. You will have the chance to implement the transformation of Canada’s largest and oldest movement for girls and women as it undertakes a most profound change that will, if we get this right, have a significant impact on the lives of girls across Canada.

You will become a catalyst for girls empowering girls to help them meet the most important person in their lives – themselves. With the girls at the centre, this is an opportunity to ensure that GGC is a safe space where every girl in Canada can have the voice and choice to be everything she wants to be.

So…can you see it now? A better world, by girls.

How to Apply

If you have the passion, experience, commitment and diversity needed to be an impactful Ontario Adviser, please apply by July 12, 2020.  The current open positions include (click the position title to view the full position description):

  • Program Adviser: As Program Adviser, you will work with the Girl Engagement Coordinator to support and promote branch specific programming activities that will WOW girls in Ontario and Nunavut. You have an excellent understanding of the program, the platform and the girl-driven approach. You are able to develop collaborative working relationships with various stakeholders including, Ontario Council, staff, Administrative Community Leaders, Community Guiders, Trainers and Unit Guiders to champion high-quality girl-driven programming across Ontario and Nunavut.
  • Training Adviser: As Training Adviser, you will work the Member Services Coordinator to support the delivery of trainings to Unit Guiders and other adult members in Ontario and Nunavut. You are familiar with the New Guider Learning Path and can champion a growth mindset for our adult members. You are an excellent facilitator and understand adult education principles. You are able to effectively recruit, coach and mentor a team of Trainers, and to support them to promote and deliver high-quality training to adult members.
  • Outdoor Experiences (OE) Adviser: As Outdoor Experiences Adviser, you will work with the Girl Engagement Coordinator to support, promote and grow the Outdoor Experiences portfolio in Ontario and Nunavut. You have a passion for outdoor adventures and can champion growing the number and types of outdoor adventures for girls in Ontario and Nunavut to experience. You are familiar with the Outdoor Experiences currently offered in Ontario and Nunavut, including weekend and day planned programs for units, DIY preferred vendors, and provincial camping opportunities.
  • Safe Guide Adviser: As Safe Guider Adviser, you will work with the Risk and Compliance Coordinator to oversee and administer the use of Safe Guide procedures within Ontario and Nunavut. You have knowledge of risk management frameworks and can apply them in the GGC context. You are able to effectively oversee a team of Safe Guide assessors to provide timely and consistent assessment of activities.
  • Trefoil Guild Liaison: As Trefoil Guild Liaison, you will work with the Deputy Provincial Commissioner to support adult members involved in the Trefoil Guild by liaising with Trefoil Guild members across Ontario and Nunavut. You have a passion for supporting Trefoil Guild members and positively championing opportunities for Trefoil Guild members to You are able to develop collaborative working relationships with various stakeholders including, Ontario Council, staff, Administrative Community Leaders, Community Guiders, Trainers and Trefoil Guild across Ontario and Nunavut.
  • Public Relations (PR) Adviser:  As PR Adviser, you will work with the Member Services Coordinator to to plan, implement and monitor the Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council social media strategy in order to increase public awareness, supplement marketing efforts and increase registration.  You are familiar with GGC Graphic Standards, and can create engaging text, image and video content.  You will stay up-to-date with changes in all social platforms ensuring maximum effectiveness in a changing digital world, and help facilitate online conversations with members and the public, respond to comments and inquiries via our official social media channels.  You are able to effectively recruit, coach and mentor your Public Relations Committee in order to support your efforts.

View the Ontario Council strategic plan.

View the 2019 Ontario Council Annual Report.

Review, complete and submit your short online application and upload your cover letter and resume. All applications will be reviewed and selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

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Upon request, GGC will make available reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities during the recruitment process.

National level volunteer positions available at Girl Guides of Canada

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