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Imagine Canada Program Steering Committee


About the Opportunity

Do you want to redefine corporate citizenship and influence how Canadian businesses partner with nonprofits and contribute to social impact?

Imagine Canada is looking for individuals to join a Steering Committee, for a minimum of two years. As a member of this Committee you will contribute to the development of the Caring Company Certification, a long-standing program in the business and social impact sector, network with leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and social impact sectors, and grow your knowledge about trends and issues in your field. 

Interested volunteers should submit their resume and a brief statement of interest to Nicole Mills by January 27, 2023. Participants should expect to join a kickoff meeting in late February or early March. 

What You Bring to the Committee:
  • Strong experience working in and understanding of:

    • social impact
    • nonprofit organizations
    • the corporate sector on CSR or ESG teams
    • government, consulting, policy or academia with a focus on business social impact
    • corporate philanthropy, grantmaking, or community engagement
    • environmental, social and governance considerations for companies
  • Ability to participate in 90 minute volunteer committee meetings (primarily virtual) every six weeks starting late February 2023 or early March
  • Alignment with Imagine Canada’s staff values (accountability, care, courage, drive, inclusivity and teamwork)
  • A collaborative approach to decision making and the ability to discuss complex issues 
  • French fluency is an asset
Roles and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a member of the Steering Committee will include the following:

  1. Review and support evaluation of program strategy, policies and procedures, providing advice about priorities and where to direct energy to define and revise outcomes
  2. Support program quality by reviewing results of consultations and co-creation processes and providing advice (and some decisions) on changes to Certification criteria
  3. Commit to reviewing company applications on an opt-in as-available basis; Volunteers are expected to participate in the review of at least 3 applications every two years
  4. Work with other volunteer committee members to discuss Caring Company applicants and determine issues and action items regarding certification


Location: primarily remote - based anywhere in Canada

This is a non-paid role however if you require support to reduce any barriers to participation, please let us know. Volunteers on the Caring Company volunteer committee are expected to adhere to the Privacy and Confidentiality policies of the organization and must express any known or potential conflicts of interest while affiliated with the organization.

Imagine Canada has embarked on an anti-racism organizational change process and, as part of this process, has committed to diversifying its staff and volunteer team. We particularly encourage volunteer interest from Black people, Indigenous people, other racialized people, people with disabilities, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and those with varied areas of expertise and lived experiences. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

About Imagine Canada

We're a national, bilingual charity that works with and on behalf of Canada's charities, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to create an operating environment in which social good can thrive. We envision a Canada where thriving communities are fueled by strong nonprofit infrastructure and engagement, and where social, economic, and environmental justice is advanced through collective advocacy and action. To realize our vision and mission, we are committed to an ongoing process of becoming a more equity-driven, inclusive, transformative, and provocative player within and for the social good sector. Established in 2005, our team of over 30 full-time staff works remotely from cities and towns across Canada, guided by two complementary plans, a 10-year Strategic Planning Framework and a 5-year Theory of Change.

Visit the Caring Company webpage to learn more about the program.