Capital Pride believes in work led by and for our communities. As part of our commitment to equity, indigenization, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression we encourage applications from queer individuals, trans and non-binary people, Indigenous, Black and people of colour (IBPOC) individuals, Two-Spirit people, people living with HIV, people living with Hepatitis C, disabled people, 2SLGBTQI+ women, and other people with fabulous and diverse identities and experiences.
Capital Pride creates opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate and connect people, respecting the full diversity of the 2SLGBTQI+ community in Canada’s capital region.
Capital Pride is looking for new board members to contribute to the organization’s strategic direction and growth, provide sound governance and advice, and serve as ambassadors within the community.
Capital Pride brings together a team of dedicated staff and volunteers to produce our annual summer Pride Festival, Winter Pride and programming throughout the year. Members of our Board of Directors contribute to the organization’s strategic direction and growth, provide sound governance and advice, and contribute to the success of our festivals and events.
Skills and Qualifications
Board Members are responsible for ensuring the success of the organization through attendance at board and committee meetings; helping to develop and implement policies; supporting programs and events, fundraising and reviewing the organization’s financial activity; representing Capital Pride in the community and; assisting with growth and development in other ways.
We are looking to recruit a group of candidates who, together, will have a broad range of experience and contribute an array of skills and who reflect the diversity of the community we serve. Skills and experience that are welcomed include:
- Communications, marketing, media or public relations
- Event management experience (including volunteer management, sponsorship, event production, and large-scale logistics and planning)
- Planning and/or implementing advocacy strategies and campaigns
- Non-profit governance, financial and administration experience
- Experience with, or involvement in, 2SLGBTQ+ community organizations
Board members contribute 5 – 10 hours a month.
This includes attending monthly board and committee meetings, community events and activities and supporting other work of the organization.
Board members can expect re also expected to support programming taking place during the summer and winter festival.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume that outlines the experience and skills you will bring to Capital Pride via email to [email protected].
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, deadline for submission: May 15, 2023
Questions about this role may be directed to Board Co-Chairs Francesco MacAllister-Caruso ([email protected]) and Victoria Wang ([email protected]) or Executive Director Toby Whitfield ([email protected]).