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Call for Applications – Join Plan International Canada Board of Directors as a Youth Member 2024

Plan International Canada

About Plan International Canada

Join Plan International Canada and become a part of a leading organization in the global movement to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. With an 85-year history of impactful work, we have transformed lives and communities worldwide. Operating in over 80 countries, we are a community of determined optimists committed to our mission. Staff choose Plan International Canada for its inspired leadership, inclusive and empowering workplace, and recognition as Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame inductee. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, generous time off, and a supportive, flexible, hybrid environment prioritizing well-being and sustainable high performance.

We are dedicated to ensuring every child can go to school, be safe, and survive until equality is achieved. Learn more about us at Plan International Canada.

Board of Directors

Plan International Canada’s Board of Directors comprises dedicated volunteers who contribute their skills, experience, and passion to fulfill our mission and strategy. Engaged and disciplined, our Board values constructive feedback and consensus decision-making. For more information, visit our Board of Directors page.

The Position

We are seeking a young Canadian (aged 18-24) to join our Board of Directors as a voting member starting in November 2024, with orientation and mentorship beginning in summer 2024. This is a 3-year volunteer term.


Organization: Plan International Canada

Location: In-person, Toronto office

Status: 3-year term starting November 2024

Plan International Canada values youth voices in decision-making. Our first Youth Board member joined in 2021, and we are now recruiting our second. We seek fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that resonate with today’s younger generation to enrich our strategic planning and ensure our programs remain relevant and impactful.

Plan International Canada Commitment Requirements

  • Quarterly Meetings: Hybrid format with two in-person meetings in Toronto (full day) and two virtual meetings (two days).
  • Additional Meetings: 1-2 extra Board or Committee meetings per year.
  • Youth Advisory Council: Attendance at quarterly meetings may be invited.
  • Orientation Program: Comprehensive program in summer/early fall 2024.
  • Collaboration: Work inclusively, cooperatively, and respectfully with other Board members, management, staff, and Youth Advisory Council members.
  • Reimbursement: Travel and related expenses will be covered.

Your Contribution

As the second Youth Board member, you will bring a unique perspective to our Board and work. This role offers personal growth, governance, advocacy, strategic planning, financial oversight, and leadership experience. You will help shape and guide the organization, contributing to international development and the empowerment of the communities we serve.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education (completed or in progress).
  • Demonstrated leadership through personal and/or professional experience.
  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Commitment to children’s rights and equality for girls.
  • Interest in areas valuable to the Board such as financial matters, strategic planning, performance management, HR, risk management, fundraising, marketing, IT, and international development.
  • Strong judgment, strategic mindset, willingness to learn, and confidence to share unique perspectives.
  • Passion for mission-driven work and alignment with Plan International Canada’s core values.
  • Life experience in a developing country and/or non-profit experience is an asset.

Selection Process and Timeline

  • Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
  • Short-listed Candidates: Confirmed by end of July 2024
  • Virtual Interviews: August 2024
  • Selected Candidate Confirmation: September 2024
  • Start Date: November 21, 2024 (with orientation and mentorship from September to November 2024)

How to Apply

To express interest in this exciting opportunity, submit your resume and cover letter by July 15, 2024.

Plan International Canada hires based on merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and providing an inclusive workplace. 

We welcome applications from Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage with diverse communities productively.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please email us at to discuss adjustments that can be made to the application process or the role itself.

Consistent with our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term. Proof of eligibility will be required.

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