KWIC Board Member

(Kawartha World Issues Centre)

Position ID: V-PET0566
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 04 Apr 2024

Opportunity Details: KWIC Board Member


KWIC is a charitable organization located in Nogojiwanong | Peterborough that connects global issues to 
local initiatives. We create opportunities that can change how people understand the world and foster 
equitable and sustainable communities. We make change happen through three key program areas:

  • Community Education
  • Youth & School Programs
  • Umbrella Support for Small and Emerging Projects 

KWIC is committed to working from a participatory, anti-oppression, anti-racism, decolonizing and feminist 
frameworks and encourage all volunteers to deepen their understanding and practice of these issues with 
us. We are dedicated to global education and popular education (educating for change), consensus 
based decision making and genuine youth engagement

We are presently seeking skilled individuals (both lived experiences and formal education and
experience) with finance, governance, fundraising, leadership, legal and/or global working experience to
join our Board of Directors.

With that in mind, we encourage all with an interest in a governance volunteer role to submit an
application, regardless of employment experience.

Our board meets 9-10 times a year, and board members support on our many standing board committees
including Finance/HR, Communications, Nominations, Fundraising and Programs. On average, our board
members dedicate 6-8 hours a month to supporting our work. Board members are expected to support
organization development, including taking part in our board fundraising strategy (“Give or Get”).

KWIC is at an exciting moment, as we will be implementing our new 2024-2027 Strategic Plan (approved
by the Board in 2023) and will be celebrating our 35th anniversary in 2024. There has never been a more
urgent time, nor a more exciting moment for global solidarity. We invite you to join us as we work together
to create a more just, sustainable world.

Contact Sam Rockbrune, Executive Director, Kawartha World Issues Centre; Phone: (Business) 705-748-1680; Email:
  • Assist with the establishment of long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for KWIC in meeting its charitable mandate
  • Recommend/Implement policies developed by the Board
  • Review as necessary the Board's structure, approve changes and prepare necessary bylaw amendments
  • Participate in KWIC's development and strategic plan of operation as part of an annual review
  • Approve the annual budget
  • Approve the hiring of the Executive Director
  • Approve the Executive Director’s contract based on the recommendations of the Personnel/Executive Committee
  • Participate in the evaluation of KWIC activities and performance of the Executive Director
  • Assist in developing and maintaining positive relations among staff, volunteers, Board committees, education institutions and the community to fulfill the mission of KWIC
  • Report and be answerable to the members
  • Participate in one standing committee & its activities ( currently: HR/Finance, Programs,Fundraising, Communications, Nominations)
  • Lead and/or support KWIC fundraising initiatives, including board fundraising strategy
  • Actively champion KWIC in the communityActively champion KWIC in the community Commitment to the work of the organization
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more area of Board governance: fundraising, financial planning, policy, programs and personnel
  • Willingness to serve on at least one committee
  • Willingness to participate in board fundraising strategy - “Give or Get”
  • Attend all Board meetings and the Annual General meeting (meeting times are collectively established)
  • A time commitment of approximately 6 to 8 hours per month (includes Board preparation, committee and meeting time and financial preparation time)
  • Actively monitor and respond to KWIC email communication
  • Be informed of the services and programs provided by the Kawartha World Issues Centre and publicly support and articulate them
  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board
  • Foster a positive working relationship with other Board members, KWIC staff and volunteers
  • Be aware of and declare any conflict of interest (see Conflict of Interest Policy)
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  • The Board of Directors is the Legal Authority for the Kawartha World Issues Centre.
  • As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.
  • As a board member, you provide leadership and governance to our charity, ensuring we are working towards our mission.
  • This is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact in our community and develop your skills and experience.
  • A great opportunity to get connected with others who are passionate about world issues and their local connections.
  • As a small charity, your experience and skills can really make a difference in our work!
Clients Peterborough and the Kawartha Area
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Board of Directors ; Community Outreach ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Nature / Environment ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Writing / Editing
Skills/Experience Accounting & Finance ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Leadership ; Legal Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) - 2 year terms
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group ;
  • Small Friendly Engaged Group Of Community Members and Students from Diverse Backgrounds. Newcomers most welcome.
Minimum Hours 6 / Month
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Peterborough
Number of Positions Peterborough 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation
Police Check Not Required

Agency Details: Kawartha World Issues Centre

Office Phone 705-748-1680
Address & Map
Trent University, 1600 West Bank Dr
Environmental Sciences Centre, Room B101, East Bank
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 7B8
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Mailing Address PO Box 895 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 7A2