Provincial Level Volunteer Positions

Want to be a member of Ontario Council?

We have three open roles for 2021-2024 including Provincial Treasurer and Elected Member (2 positions). Our provincial Nominating and Search Committee helps to vet, interview and check references of qualified candidates.

Other provincial roles are also posted here, including 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.

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, 8, 9, 14, 15, 17, 19 and 41. There is a three year term for this position. Contact Cherylyn Sawatzky, Deputy Provincial Commissioner, at dpc2@guidesontario.org, 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 community.guider@guidesontario.org if you have any questions.

Community Guider position description
Community Guider application form

Advisers

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 three (3) 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. We are currently seeking:

  • International Adviser
  • ACL Adviser (2)

Passion – We need believers and promoters of our vision, mission and strategic priorities.

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 2021 to July 2024. At the moment, Ontario Council and all senior volunteer roles are operating virtually; you must attend monthly check ins and TEAMS calls as required with your Ontario Council Coordinator or DPC, and once we return to in-person meetings, there is potential for in person Adviser or ACL Forum meetings two to four times each year in Toronto (travel expenses covered). 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 Sunday May 23, 2021 at midnight EDT. The current open positions include (click the position title to view the full position description):

  • International Adviser: As International Adviser, you will work with the Girl Engagement Coordinator to support, promote and coordinate international education, activities, travel and programming that will WOW girls in Ontario and Nunavut. You have an excellent understanding of the program, the platform and the girl-driven approach. You have an appreciation of the concept of global citizenship and knowledge of WAGGGS. You are able to develop collaborative working relationships with various stakeholders including Ontario Council, staff, Administrative Community Leaders, Community Guiders, and Unit Guiders to champion awareness of global issues impacting girls and women.
  • Administrative Community Leader (ACL) Adviser: As ACL Adviser, you will work with the Deputy Provincial Commissioner to mentor, coach and support Administrative Community Leaders (ACLs) to ensure they provide excellent leadership to their Guiding communities. You have excellent coaching, mediation, and resource management skills, and have the ability to be a positive champion to a team of ACLs

Check out GGC's Strategic Plan Summary, for more background on our strategic priorities.

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 a TEAMS interview in late May to early June 2021.

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

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Thank you for your interest in GGC!

Ontario Council

Seeking inspired leaders to join Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada, Ontario Council, to help create A better world, by girls.

A better world…pause…by girls. That comma is important – it signifies a pause - strategically elevating 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 three (3) new Ontario Council members 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 it is relevant and essential for girls in Ontario and Nunavut today. Are you willing to implement this ambitious transformational change?

What we need from you:

Passion – We need believers and promoters of our vision, mission, and strategic priorities.

Experience – We know that delivering on the implementation of the strategic priorities will require added skills and strengths from our new Ontario Council members:

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – you have a passion for and experience in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. Help us make Guiding in Ontario and Nunavut a safe space where every girl feels they belong.
  • Province/territorial-wide change – Ontario and Nunavut are big and change evolution can be hard. Let us learn from your past successes in big change management endeavours and agility.
  • Membership growth – you have experience growing and retaining membership in other not-for-profit organizations.
  • Youth engagement and programming – you are passionate about the girl driven approach and can engage youth in the development and execution of dynamic program that will WOW every girl!

Commitment – We need you to commit the time to be an active and impactful Ontario Council member for approximately 5 hours per week for a three-year term from June 2021 to May 2024. At the moment, Ontario Council is operating virtually; you must attend monthly Council meetings for approximately two hours per month, and once we return to in-person meetings, there is potential for four two-day Council meetings each year in Toronto (travel expenses covered). You also must be willing to become a member of GGC. The first meeting is scheduled June 12, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. EDT, with an orientation on June 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. EDT.

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 Council with regards to race, ethnicity, age and lived experiences. We seek to ensure that the decisions and directions from Ontario Council consider all of the various perspectives necessary as Ontario Council 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 on the GGC Ontario Council 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 member of Ontario Council, please apply by May 9, 2021. The current open positions include:

  • Treasurer: You have excellent financial management skills and credentials (CPA required) and are committed to overseeing the preparation of an annual provincial budget that puts girls at the centre. You have experience reviewing financial statements, preparing financial reports, and overseeing accounting, financial compliance or budgetary procedures and practices. You love to work in a cooperative and collaborative environment to ensure internal controls are met so that girls can enjoy excellent programming, events and opportunities.
    Treasurer Position Description (PDF)
  • Elected Member (2 positions): Although you do not have a specific portfolio, you are committed to taking the lead on specific Ontario Council initiatives (e.g., girl events, projects, trainings, membership, etc.). You also are open-minded and willing to jump in to support operational initiatives. You have big ideas for how Ontario Council can grow and reach more girls in Ontario and Nunavut!
    Elected Member Position Description (PDF)

Check out GGC's Strategic Plan Summary, for more background on our strategic priorities.

Review, complete, and submit your short online application and upload your cover letter and resume. All applications will be reviewed by our Nominating and Search Committee and selected candidates will be invited to an interview. The Nominating and Search Committee will make recommendations for each open position to the full Council and Ontario Council will vote on the candidates put forward in May/June 2021.

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

Thank you for your interest in GGC!

National level volunteer positions available at Girl Guides of Canada

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