The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce encourages its members to serve as members of the Board of Directors for various non-profit organizations within the Niagara Region. Share your business experience, expertise and skills and contribute in new ways to the community. We also encourage our members to join councils and to share their expertise with the Niagara community.

The following organizations are currently seeking members for their Boards:

Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold
Contact: Jodi Healey, Executive Assistant

Community Crew
Community Crew is dedicated to providing healthy lunches and hope to children in need. We believe that every children should have access to healthy foods, especially during the school year. Our Board of Directors is seeking individuals with knowledge and experience in one of more of the following: Governance, Accounting/Finance/Business, Public Affairs/Communications, Strategic Planning & Government Relations. Application deadline is Thursday January 31, 2019.

Contact: Sarah Pritula, Director or phone 289-257-8810

The David Gregory MacKinnon Memorial Foundation
Contact: Michelle MacKinnon • Submit resumes to
Looking for board members with computer and social media skills

Gillian’s Place
Contact: Nicole Regehr • Submit resumes to
Seeking board members with previous experience or strategic planning experience

Hospice Niagara
Contact: Carol Nagy, Executive Director

I Challenge Diabetes
Contact: Chris Jarvis

Niagara Foundation for Family and Children’s Services
Contact: Christopher Walker, Development Officer
Seeking representatives from Niagara Falls, Grimsby, South Niagara

Niagara Health
Niagara Health Foundation is currently seeking persons interested in serving on the Board of Directors.As a health care foundation, the foundation prides itself on ensuring patients are the number one priority by providing comfort, care and hope with respect and dignity to thousands of Niagara residents. We are committed to keeping our hospitals equipped to provide first-class care for the greater good of all the people of Niagara. The foundation invites applications of individuals from the Niagara Region who have demonstrated community leadership, have an interest in governance and who share the passion of the mission, vision and values of Niagara Health Foundation.

The Board of Directors is seeking individuals with knowledge and experience in one or more of the following: Governance; Strategic Planning; Accounting/Finance/Business; Communications and Marketing; or Fundraising and Community Engagement. Be a part of a group of dedicated volunteers that ensures high quality, sustainable care, and maintains accountability to staff and the community.

Contact: Mena Welsh, Executive Coordinator

Niagara Sustainability Initiative
Contact: Tikvah Mindorff, Executive Director
Seeking a Director of Finance and Administration :
The Board of Directors is the governing body of Niagara Sustainability Initiative. Its members represent a broad cross-section of the environmental and economic leadership of the community.
As Directors and Officers, the proper performance of this responsibility is vital to the overall effectiveness of Niagara Sustainability Initiative.

Red Roof Retreat
Contact: Steffanie Bjorgan

Women’s Place of South Niagara
Contact: Jennifer McQuestion
Board of Directors Recruitment Notice

The mission of Women’s Place is to stop abuse and violence against women and children by providing safety through the provision of shelter, counselling, education, advocacy and community partnerships.

Women’s Place is currently seeking candidates to fill vacancies on their board of directors. Individuals wishing to volunteer their time to advocate for and make a meaningful contribution to the quality of life for women and children escaping domestic violence are invited to submit their application online at


    • Responsible for the effective governance and strategic leadership of Women’s Place
    • Influence the strategic plan for Women’s Place
    • Attend monthly board meetings and the Annual General Meeting
    • Participate as a member of at least one board committee (often requiring attendance at monthly meetings)
    • Represent the agency in the communities Women’s Place serves
    • Commit time as required to fulfill the responsibilities of a board member

We encourage candidates with:

    • Experience with not-for-profit organizations
    • Strong networking and communication skills
    • Competency in one or more of the following areas: Organizational Management, Finance, Legal Services, Human Resources, Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Government Relations or Advocacy.

Board members hold office for a term of two years with renewal options for two subsequent two-year terms (six years in total). Board meetings typically take place at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at our Niagara Falls shelter, Nova House. A more detailed description of this volunteer position can be found on the Women’s Place website at

Questions regarding Women’s Place or the application process can be directed to Jennifer McQuestion, Community Engagement Manager at or 905-356-3933, ext 239. Applications will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

YMCA of Niagara
Contact: Janet St. Amand
The YMCA can provide an on-boarding experience for an individual for a year or two, for those who are potential new board members.

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