General Assembly

Call for applications for the Board of Directors

Earth Day Canada is seeking candidates to join its Board of Directors.


  • 3 individual positions for one year (May 2024 to May 2025), renewable with election
  • 2 individual positions for two years (May 2024 to May 2026), renewable with election
  • 2 corporate positions for one year (May 2024 to May 2025), renewable with election
  • 2 corporate positions for two years (May 2024 to May 2026), renewable with election


Roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors

As a non-profit organization, Earth Day Canada is overseen by a Board of Directors composed of volunteer members. The Board has legal responsibility for the organization’s governance and contributes to the long-term vision and mission oversight. In collaboration with the executive management, the Board is tasked with ensuring that the organization adheres to its strategic plan.


  • The term of office is 1 year or 2 years.
  • The Board of Directors meets for approximately 1.5 hours approximately 5-6 times per year, usually on Thursdays (sometimes Wednesdays) at noon between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM. Typically, meetings occur every 8 weeks with breaks in July and August (January, March, May, June, September, October).
  • Board members must also be available to participate in at least one board committee. Committees meet approximately every 2 months, or more frequently during busier periods.
  • Once elected, a board member may stand for an officer position (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary).
  • Board members are expected to conduct readings and research necessary to contribute fully to discussions and decision-making.
  • Board members are encouraged to attend and participate in promoting Earth Day Canada events as much as possible and to engage in philanthropic research.
  • Some responsiveness to emails is expected to ensure smooth communication between the Board of Directors and executive management.


Profiles sought

It is not necessary to have all these skills to apply. This list represents priority areas identified by the Board of Directors and executive management.

  • Strong interest in the governance of a non-profit organization;
  • Conviction in the mission and work of Earth Day Canada;
  • Availability to fully participate in meetings and committees;
  • Bilingual proficiency (French and English) is an asset;
  • Knowledge of trademarks to support trademark monitoring is an asset;
  • Skills in public relations and communications are an asset;
  • Legal or financial expertise is an asset;
  • A pan-Canadian network is an asset.


Earth Day Canada values the diversity of individuals involved. We are committed to fostering a collaborative environment where individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected, and valued. Therefore, we strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented communities and those who have experienced marginalization to submit their applications to ensure the inclusion of a broader range of perspectives and ideas.

To be part of the Board of Directors, you must be a member of Earth Day Canada. If you are not already a member, we invite you to select one of our memberships to be able to be part of our Board of Directors.

Next, please write to us at providing the following information:

  • First and Last name
  • Email and Phone number
  • Languages spoken and written
  • In a few words, explain why you would like to be part of the Board of Directors of Earth Day Canada.
  • What do you believe you can bring to our organization? What are your specific skills and/or knowledge that can meet the needs of the organization?
  • Attach a clear photo of yourself

Application deadline: Monday, August 26, 2024, at 9 am.

The new Directors will be elected by the members of their respective electoral college at the General Assembly of Earth Day Canada, which will take place on September 5. The Board of Directors reserves the right to make a recommendation to the general assembly after reviewing the applications.
For any further information requests, please email us at

Contact us

Earth Day Canada

5818, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2T 1T3 Canada

Phone : (514) 728-0116
Toll free : 1 800 424-8758
Fax : (514) 303-0248