Board service is an excellent opportunity to contribute to an organization. It can also be a great way to enhance personal and professional skills and expertise. Serving on a board helps you to learn about different leadership styles, corporate cultures and business models while also expanding your peer, professional and community networks. Volunteering on a nonprofit board has been shown in studies to improve people’s appreciation for others from diverse backgrounds and understanding of the
This project was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Edmonton Community Foundation and has been organized by YWCA Edmonton and Parity YEG.
YWCA Edmonton has been a powerful voice for gender equity and social progress in the capital region since 1907. Part of an international movement, YWCA Edmonton is a trusted provider of services, programs and advocacy work that transforms lives and helps build a stronger, healthier, and equitable community for all. The organization employees close to 300 full-, part-time and seasonal staff annually.
YWCA Edmonton is the fiscal agent and one of the lead organizers for the Searching For Izena Project.
Parity YEG is dedicated to opening more doorways for women into politics. The Edmonton-based volunteer organization takes a multi-partisan approach and exists to achieve gender parity at decision-making tables. They engage, encourage and work alongside women to help them run for office.