BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Leading Change Canada is seeking two (2) to six (6) Directors to join its inaugural Board. If you are passionate about the role of young people in the transition to a sustainable, prosperous, and socially just future and can bring experience and expertise to support an early-stage not-for-profit organization, we encourage you to apply. Click here for full description of the position and application process.

Leading Change Canada is currently in the process of becoming a federally incorporated non-profit organization registered in the province of Ontario. The Board of Directors will serve as the organization’s legal governance body and be responsible for the adoption of bylaws and policies, the establishment of any special committees, the stewardship of long-term financial health, and the fulfillment of the organization’s mission.

Status updates will be provided monthly and the Board is expected to meet on a quarterly basis by phone or video-conference. The approximate time commitment is 5-7 hours / month depending on circumstances, committee involvement, and/or special events.

Terms of Directors appointed will range from one to three years to ensure the entire board does not turn over at the same time.

We are looking for dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds to form Leading Change Canada’s first Board of Directors. These Directors will join the Chair to form a total board composition of three (3) to seven (7) Directors.

Directors will be selected based on the organization’s current priorities, outlined below, and fit with the other Board members and Leading Change management team.

We are looking for individuals with expertise in one or more of the following areas to support the organization during this exciting development phase:

  • Not-for-profit accounting and financial management
  • Fundraising and partnership building
  • Legal experience, particularly with not-for-profit or charitable organizations
  • Organizational governance and volunteer management
  • Strategy development
  • Youth and young professional engagement
  • Sustainability-related subject matter expertise

Leading Change values and encourages the contributions of individuals who identify as members of underrepresented communities in positions of leadership or power (black, Indigenous, persons with disability, visible minorities, LGBTQI2+). We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences and opportunities and take this into consideration with screening and selection decisions.

We commit to making every effort to maintain diversity in gender, location, age, identity, and experiences in final Board composition.

To apply, please submit a one-page letter of motivation and resume to admin@leadingchangecanada.com

Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. The first round of application review will begin July 29, 2019. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Interviews with candidates will be conducted throughout August and September with a target of on-boarding Directors by September 6, 2019.

We thank everyone in advance for their applications. Only select candidates will be contacted.

Leading Change Directors

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Mike Gerbis (Chair)

CEO, Globe Group

CEO, Delphi Group

Mike Gerbis is CEO of the GLOBE™ Series. Mike oversees the overall direction and program of the GLOBE Forum, which is North America’s largest and longest-running sustainability event and host to 8,000 participants – many of them senior leaders from the business, finance, environment and government communities – from over 50 countries. Mike is also CEO of The Delphi Group, a strategic consultancy providing solutions and support in the areas of corporate sustainability and climate change. For more than two decades, Mike has advised corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value through innovation and by addressing environmental, social and economic risks and opportunities. is a sought-after speaker and has presented at some of the most prestigious sustainability conferences and events in the world. 

He is also the co-founder of two not-for- profit organizations, The Climate Reality Project Canada and the Emerging Leaders Forum. He regularly engages and educates youth and business leaders through initiatives such as SHAD Valley International and TEC Canada.

Mike was named top consultant in Canada’s Clean50 for 2016, and was also included in Canada’s Clean16 for 2016. He holds a Master of Environmental Engineering degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University.

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