2024 Call for Nominations Board & Committees

Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) is recruiting new board and committee members for the upcoming term, starting in June 2024. Board positions are an exciting chance for members of the communities where we work to make a real impact for the environment, build meaningful connections, and have fun doing so! By becoming a board member you’ll be at the centre of the most pressing work of the Canadian environmental movement.

Sierra Club Board Committees page Sierra Club Canada Logo on a Blue BackgroundWe encourage Black, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQQIPA individuals and people from other equity-seeking groups of Canada’s diverse communities to apply. We are committed to building and maintaining a work environment that is welcoming to people who bring other ways of seeing, knowing and communicating to our work.

Organization Overview

SCCF is a registered charity whose mission is to empower people to protect and enjoy the natural environment for the benefit of all in their communities. Since 1971, SCCF has accomplished tens of millions of dollars’ worth of important work, reached millions of people with environmental messages, and helped introduce whole new generations to environmentalism. From small local projects to large, multi-year campaigns with many volunteers, scientists and organizations we are at the core of it all.

We are funded by individual donors, grassroots memberships, foundations and others who recognize that we all have a right to a safe and healthy environment: clean air, clean water, open spaces, wilderness, and healthy and diverse ecosystems. We are unique in the environmental movement because we enable average citizens to organize activities that improve our local, national and global environments.

Roles and Responsibilities

Board Members

Board members work together to provide proper governance and oversight to the organization. They work collaboratively with the SCCF team, including staff, board members and volunteers, to implement our strategic plan, project commitments, communications and development. We seek those who work well in a team setting and have excellent communication and listening skills.

The board of directors meets once a month for two hours. Members of the board are expected to participate in at least one committee, assist in fundraising and support the work of the organization.

Members should be prepared that we work in a high-paced and impactful environment. It’s a lot of fun, but we also aim to get things done.

Regional and Sierra Youth directors must liaise with their chapters.

Committee Members

Committee members work together to achieve mandates related to their focal areas. They use email and roughly monthly meetings to move these goals. Active committees with their typical monthly meeting day are listed below the Board bios on the website here.

All board and committee meetings are held online.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Individuals must be members of SCCF and age 18 or older at the time of their election or appointment to the board. Preference will be given to applicants who have an understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion. Proficiency in English is required and bilingualism is an asset as is knowledge of Indigenous languages. Selections will also factor in skills, experience, geography and diversity of the entire board. You are a strong candidate if you have experience, knowledge and abilities in any of the following:

  • Financial literacy and/or accounting skills
  • Fundraising and/or membership development
  • Charity or non-profit governance or operations
  • Communications, including social media


Board Positions

The SCCF Board of Directors consists of 12 elected directors: six directors-at-large, five regional directors, and a Sierra Youth director. Each year the elected board may appoint two additional directors to serve as Secretary and Treasurer. All other directors are elected for two-year terms, or for the balance of a two-year term if a vacancy occurs mid-term. Currently, we seek the following:

  • Prairie director. Only SCCF members normally residing in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Atlantic director. Only SCCF members normally residing in New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are eligible to apply for this position.
  • 2 directors-at-large. All members are eligible to apply for these positions.

Committee Positions

In addition to and separate from the board positions listed above, we are also seeking individuals interested in serving in a volunteer capacity on the following committees:

  • Executive Committee of Sierra Youth (must be 30 years or younger)
  • Finance Committee
  • National Conservation Committee
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee

Nomination Process

Board Positions

If you are nominating yourself for a position on the Board of Directors, please complete this initial survey online. We will contact you.

If you are nominating someone else, please provide us with the name and contact information of that individual, and a brief biography of the person you are nominating via email to nominations@sierraclub.ca

Committee Positions

If you are interested in serving on one of our national committees, please email us with a cover letter and resume. Volunteer members of committees may be added at the discretion of the chair of each committee and must be approved by the Board of Directors. Address your applications or questions to nominations@sierraclub.ca