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Ecosource is seeking Board Members (Volunteer Opportunity)

Role: Board Members
Type: nonprofit board of directors / unpaid
Organization: Ecosource
Location: Mississauga / Peel Region, Ontario

Who we are:

Ecosource is an innovative Ontario-based organization that inspires the community to become more environmentally responsible through creative public education. Our work began in Mississauga in 1979 and has expanded throughout the Region of Peel and beyond to promote waste reduction, urban agriculture, sustainability education, nature connection, and youth leadership. Read more about how we engage 18,000+ residents in Peel each year here.

The position:

We are seeking 2-3 new Board members who want to make a difference by supporting climate action in Peel. Preference will be given to Mississauga residents, though all eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. Candidates with legal, financial management, and/or government relations experience will be prioritized.


As a valued member of the Board of Directors, you will:

  • Provide leadership to help Ecosource achieve its mission and uphold its values.
  • Ensure that standards are maintained by good governance and fiscal responsibility.
  • Be an advocate on behalf of Ecosource within our community.


The time commitment for this role is a minimum 2-year term at 3-5 hours/month, including preparation for and attendance of 10 board meetings/year with additional strategic planning and committee meetings as required. Currently we are conducting business in a hybrid format. Most meetings are held virtually with one in-person meeting per quarter scheduled with advance notice.

In alignment with our organizational value of inclusivity, it is our aim to have a Board which reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ2S persons, and others.

Application deadline:

Applications are due by March 6, 2024. It is anticipated that successful candidates will begin their terms by June 2024.

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressed to Ecosource’s Nominations Committee of the Board by email to .

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please let us know. Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.

Ecosource’s work takes place in the Region of Peel on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We acknowledge the first inhabitants of these lands and those who continue to live in this region, including the Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Ojibway/Chippewa and Metis peoples.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 7 2024    ID: 70189