Provincial Level Volunteer Positions

Provincial roles are 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.

Diversity is our strength, and GGC is committed to diversity within our community and encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons and others who face systemic barriers.

See below for open opportunities. All positions involve an application, interview and reference checks.

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

Thank you for your interest in GGC!

Deputy Provincial Commissioner (DPC)

The Deputy Provincial Commissioner holds a leadership position on provincial council. They support the Provincial Commissioner in the discharge of their duties and take on specific responsibilities as determined by the provincial leadership team.

Responsibilities

  • Be a member of provincial council, and preside at provincial council meetings in the absence of the Provincial Commissioner;
  • Encourage and support the Council to implement the work of the province;
  • Provide support at all levels of Guiding throughout the province;
  • To promote Guiding throughout the province through public speaking, media relations, external networking, and personal outreach; and,
  • To work in collaboration with staff to administer Guiding in the province within the policies of the organization.

Attributes

  • Commitment to GGC’s Mission, Vision and youth potential
  • Personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of a Deputy Provincial Commissioner.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and team-building aptitude, with strong interpersonal and communication.
  • Possess experience in operations including action planning, innovation, risk mitigation and financial oversight.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate healthy relationships among and between volunteers and staff, including coaching, mentoring and conflict resolution.

Accountability
The Deputy Provincial Commissioner is elected by the voting members of the respective provincial council and is appointed by, and accountable to, the Provincial Commissioner.

Term
The Deputy Provincial Commissioner is a three-year term.  The time requirements for the Deputy Provincial Commissioner role vary between 5 and 10 hours per week on average. Please see the detailed Deputy Provincial Commissioner Position Description.

Complete the online application form and submit your current resume/CV by midnight on January 27, 2023.

Apply now

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

Ontario Council members

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

A better world, 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 (1) Risk and Compliance Coordinator, (1) Member Services Coordinator, (1) Youth Forum Coordinator, (1) Girl Engagement Coordinator and (1) Elected Member who can implement this vision and our mission to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls. These positions are a 3-year term. 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

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

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 five hours per week for a three-year term beginning in June. 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.

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 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 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, significantly impact 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 midnight on January 27, 2023. The current open positions are listed below. Click the position title to view the position description.

Apply now

  • Risk and Compliance Coordinator: You have excellent risk management skills and expertise; you are committed to supporting operational plans that put girls at the centre. You have experience in risk and liability, insurance, or compliance.  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.
  • Member Services Coordinator: You have an exceptional ability to exercise critical, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills. You are familiar with various membership documents, including the Code of Conduct, various GGC training modules, training offerings and protocols, and understand the role that public relations plays in GGC. You enjoy working in a cooperative, creative and supportive environment to contribute to the advancement of Guiding within Ontario and Nunavut.
  • Youth Forum Coordinator: You are an excellent collaborator and want to ensure that the voices and opinions of Youth Forum are heard. You are informed on current issues and trends that impact youth members and have a working knowledge of GGC’s youth program.
  • Girl Engagement Coordinator: You thrive on communicating and engaging with various committee and Council members. You are familiar with various program resources, including core program for GGC branches, special challenges and theme days. You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to ensure that youth perspectives are understood and taken into consideration in all aspects of programming.
  • Elected Member: You are excited to bring various perspectives and opinions of GGC’s membership to council. You are ready to take on special assignments and join various committees and roles for different projects being taken on by Council.

Review, complete and submit your short online application (opens December 6) 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 thereafter.

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

Thank you for your interest in GGC!

Ontario Advisers

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

A better world, by girls.

A better world… pause… by girls. That pause is important – it signifies 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 ten (10) 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:

  • ACL Adviser (two roles)
  • Community Guider Adviser
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Adviser
  • Program Adviser
  • Public Relations Adviser
  • Safe Guide Adviser
  • Training Adviser
  • Outdoor Experiences Adviser
  • Membership Registration & Retention Adviser

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 two to five hours per week for a three-year term from July 2023 to June 2026. You must attend monthly check-ins and Teams calls as required with your Ontario Council Coordinator or DPC, and whether virtual or in-person, there are two to four Adviser or ACL Forum meetings 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, significantly impact 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 when applications open on February 1, 2023.  The current open positions include (click the position title to view the full position description):

  • 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.
  • Community Guider Adviser: As Community Guider Adviser, you will work with the Deputy Provincial Commissioner to support Community Guiders to ensure coaching is provided to Unit Guiders to ensure the delivery of a high-quality girl-driven program to girl members. You are an excellent coach, and have the ability to be a positive champion of a large team of Community Guiders who focus on membership growth, coaching Unit Guider catalysts, and championing the girl-driven approach.
  • Diversity Adviser: As Diversity Equity & Inclusion Adviser, you will assist with creating and supporting DEI-related communications, including Guidepost content. You will assist in implementing DEI strategies to ensure that marginalized populations within GGC are supported. You have a sound working knowledge of GGC’s DEI training resources, are able to work well within a team and assume a leadership role when required.
  • 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
  • Public Relations Adviser: As PR Adviser, you will work with the Member Services Coordinator 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.
  • 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 assessments of activities.
  • Training Adviser: As Training Adviser, you will work with 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 support them to promote and deliver high-quality training to adult members.
  • Outdoor Experiences 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 outdoor 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.
  • Membership Registration & Retention Adviser: As Membership Registration & Retention Adviser, you will work closely with the Public Relations and Communications Adviser to grow and retain membership within the organization, and to increase public awareness of GGC. You enjoy planning registration and celebration events and can work well both as a team and independently.

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.

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

Applications will open on February 1, 2023

Thank you for your interest in GGC!

Provincial Committees

Are you passionate about accessibility in Guiding? Do you have experience recruiting team members? Are you overflowing with programming ideas that you can’t wait to share? Now you can!

We have vacancies on the following provincial committees:

  • Training Sub-committee – supports and promotes training in Ontario and Nunavut, and encourages and assists trainer development.
  • Awards Sub-committee – promotes and provides appropriate recognition and awards for youth and Guiders in Ontario and Nunavut.
  • Public Relations Sub-committee – promotes the consistent and positive messages of Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada, Ontario Council by developing, contributing to, and monitoring official social media accounts/platforms for Ontario and Nunavut
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility Sub-committee – Supports creating safe spaces where girls, women and non-binary people from all walks of life, identities, and lived experiences feel a sense of belonging and can participate fully, and supports fulfilling GGC’s Mission, which strives to respect the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. This Sub-committee will help support units and members in creating inclusive and accessible environments for all Guiding participants.  
  • Program Sub-committee – supports and creates provincial programming opportunities for youth in Ontario and Nunavut.
  • Archives Sub-committee – supports Ontario Archives in preserving the history of Guiding in Ontario and Nunavut.

We’re looking for people with passion, experience, and commitment from diverse communities, who want to help grow Guiding and be a catalyst for a better world, by girls.

The term for a Provincial Committee Member is two years, beginning on September 1, 2023.

If you’d like to join us, please submit your short online application and upload your cover letter and resume. Applications will open on April 1, 2023. All applications will be reviewed by our Provincial Selection Committee and selected candidates will be invited to an interview.

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

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 5, 14, 18, 22, 28, 30, 35 and 37.

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 behaviours.

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 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 Keri Taché, Deputy Provincial Commissioner, at on-dpc2@girlguides.ca, 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 Regan Avis, Community Guider Adviser, at on-communityguider@girlguides.ca 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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