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Board of Directors

YW Kitchener-Waterloo

   About the Position

Impact Statement
For over 100 years, the YW has created a safe environment for people to learn and grow. We provide a platform for their voices and help them take confident steps towards a brighter future. Whether that’s providing emergency shelter, after-school youth programs, or hands-on training for women to develop business skills, we help people move forward with dignity and respect. We care about our community and work to make it stronger.
Are you a feminist who is passionate about improving the lives of women and children in our region? The YW KW is looking for changemakers to join our Board of Directors. As a Board Member, you will play an important role in shaping the future of YW Kitchener-Waterloo.

The YW is led by an all-women Board of Directors. These strong leaders ensure that women’s voices are heard in the community and that our services reflect the needs of women today.

As a Board Member, you will:
 Set the policies and administer the affairs of the YW KW
 Contribute to the development of the strategic plan
 Establish and participate in sub-committees
 Keep the membership informed throughout the year of important developments regarding the association and seek the guidance of the members on policy decisions affecting the association
 Provide a program of board development
 Attend board meetings monthly (remote & over zoom temporarily) and participate in fundraising events and campaigns
 Employ a Chief Executive Officer
 Approve an annual association budget
 Secure the human and financial resources necessary in order that the association may participate in any area, regional, national or international meetings that might benefit the YWCA movement as a whole

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Orientation and training will be provided
Working Conditions:

Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Meetings (virtual or in-person) are the first Tuesday evening of each month. Meetings and events may occur outside of monthly meetings from time to time.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Accounting/Finance, Housing
Skill(s): Community Knowledge/Awareness, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Strategic Thinking, Thought Leadership (Innovation), Stewardship
Transportation: NONE Needed

   Contact Information
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Trish Steward
519-576-8856 Ext. 0
153 Frederick Street Kitchener, N2H 2M2
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual


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