Provincial Level Volunteer Positions

Provincial roles are also posted here, including Ontario Council positions, Advisers (volunteers that take care of a specific initiative or area, like Program Adviser, Outdoor Experiences Adviser, etc.), Administrative Community Leaders (ACLs), Youth Forum, 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.

Ontario Council Positions

Provincial Commissioner


To be a catalyst for girls empowering girls.


The Provincial Commissioner holds the highest position in the province.  She is chair of the Provincial Council and Executive Committee (if applicable) and is a signing officer, senior spokesperson, and ambassador for the provincial jurisdiction.


  • Be a member of the National Operations Committee and Council of Provincial Commissioners – a committee of the Board of Directors that advises on issues, champions decisions, provides key messages and solicits consultation as needed.
  • Vote in the election of the Board of Directors.
  • Chair provincial council meetings, encourage and support Council to implement the work of the province.
  • Provide support at all levels of Guiding throughout the province.
  • Promote Guiding throughout the province through public speaking, media relations, external networking, and personal outreach, and,
  • Work in collaboration with staff to administer Guiding in the province within the policies of GGC.

Position Requirements

  1. Commitment to GGC-GdC’s Mission, Vision, and youth potential.
  2. Personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of a Provincial Commissioner.
  3. Demonstrate excellent leadership and team building aptitude, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Possess experience in governance including strategic visioning, innovation, risk mitigation and financial oversight.
  5. Demonstrate best practices in facilitation and chairing meetings, with an ability to navigate difficult issues, champion and direct implementation of critical decisions which may sometimes be unpopular.
  6. Facilitate healthy relationships among and between volunteers and staff, including coaching, mentoring and conflict resolution.


This position has a three-year term. The time requirements for the Provincial Commissioner vary between 15 to 20 hours per week, on average. Business is conducted by email, teleconference, video conferencing, and in-person meetings. See the Provincial Commissioner Position Description.

Complete the online application form and submit your resume/CV by February 28, 2022.

All applications will be reviewed, and selected candidates will be contacted.

Administrative Community Leaders

We are searching for a new ACL (or a team of co-ACLs!) for your community; someone who can lead adult members and girls to fulfill our Mission to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls and to help them meet the most important person in their lives – themselves.

We need ACLs with passion, experience and commitment from diverse communities. We are actively recruiting for ACLs for communities 9, 14, 18, 29 and 35 and a co-ACL for community 1.

Passion – we need believers and promoters of the Vision and Mission. The new direction has been set and it is time to implement the National plan for change on a local level. You should be passionate about building a team of Community Guiders who are just as impassioned about girl empowerment as you are! Together, you will work with the Guiders in your community to ensure that the experience of girls, parents and Guiders is positive.

Experience – We know that supporting girls and Guiders requires added skills and strengths from our new ACLs:
Within GGC – You have experience in the organization and have an understanding of the existing structure (for example, as a Unit Guider).
Outside GGC – You have knowledge of your geographic community beyond Girl Guides (for example, through volunteering, family/friends or work).

Leadership – You have held a leadership and/or administrative role through employment or volunteering.

Conflict Management – You have successfully navigated challenging conversations with people to resolve conflict, inspire growth, and/or change behaviors.

Commitment – We need you to commit the time to be an active and impactful ACL. This means approximately 5-10 hours a week for a three-year term starting July 1st, 2021. You can also apply as a team of co-ACLs to share this commitment between two people! Some things this will include are: attending an ACL Forum in the spring and the fall in Toronto, being responsive to emails and phone calls within 48 hours, recruiting and placing Community Guiders effectively and participating in regular check ins with your ACL Adviser and DPC.

Diversity – We are committed to ensuring that our ACL team reflects the richness of human diversity and the Canadian population. In addition to wide and varied skills, interests and experiences, we want a diverse ACL team with regard to to race, ethnicity, age and lived-experience. We want to ensure that the senior volunteers consider all of the various perspectives necessary to grow Guiding where every girl is empowered to be everything she wants to be.

What you’ll get from us:
Being an ACL right now is an opportunity to play an essential leadership role in an organization at a pivotal point in its 100+ year history. You will have the chance to encourage and empower girls and Guiders in your community during 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 Ontario, Nunavut and Canada. You will become a catalyst for girls empowering girls to help them meet the most important person in their lives – themselves. With girls at the center, this is an opportunity to ensure that GGC is a safe space where every girl in Ontario and Nunavut can have the voice and choice to be everything she wants to be.

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). 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

National level volunteer positions available at Girl Guides of Canada

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