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!

Ontario Council

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 a Risk and Compliance Coordinator who can implement this vision and our mission to be a catalyst for girls empowering girls. This position is a three-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 with passion, experience, and commitment from diverse communities.

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, have a significant impact on 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 May 29. The current open position is:

  • 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.

View the position description for Risk and Compliance Coordinator and the strategic plan.

Review, complete, and submit your short online application 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!

Provincial Advisers

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

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 six (6) 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:

  • Three (3) ACL Advisers
  • Archives Adviser
  • Cookie Adviser
  • Membership Registration and Retention Adviser
  • Outdoor Experiences 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 2-5 hours per week for a three-year term from July 2022 to June 2025.  At the moment, Ontario Council and all senior volunteer roles are operating virtually; you must attend monthly check-ins and TEAMS calls as required with your Ontario Council DPC, Coordinator or Treasurer, and once we return to in-person meetings, there is potential for in-person Adviser or ACL Forum meetings two to four times 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 about 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, have a significant impact on 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.

You will also gain access to additional trainings, which will assist you in your role as Ontario Adviser as well as provide additional skills and knowledge that can be used in other volunteer positions you may hold with GGC.

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 by Sunday, May 29 at midnight EDT. If you are applying to more than one role, please highlight your skills and talents relevant to each position in your application responses. The current open positions include (click the position title to view the full position description):

  • Administrative Community Leader (ACL) Adviser (3 positions):  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 can be a positive champion to a team of ACLs.
  • Archives Adviser: As Archives Adviser, you will work with the Deputy Provincial Commissioner to ensure the preservation and retention of documents and artifacts. You have a working knowledge of archival principles.
  • Cookie Adviser: As Cookie Adviser, you will work with the Provincial Treasurer to assist in coordinating, managing, and evaluating the provincial cookie program. You have knowledge of and experience with the sales of Girl Guide cookies, as well as effective communication skills.
  • Membership Registration and Retention Adviser: As Membership Registration and Retention Adviser, you will work with the Member Services Coordinator to plan, coordinate, promote, and support activities and processes relating to the growth, registration, retention and recognition of youth and adult members.
  • Outdoor Experiences (OE) 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.

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 in late May to early June 2022.

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

Apply Now

Thank you for your interest in GGC!

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 3, 5, 6, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 25, 30, 37 and 99.

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 behaviors.

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 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 Cherylyn Sawatzky, 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 Jan Hester, Community Guider Adviser, at community.guider@guidesontario.org 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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