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Process for becoming a Board Member with Yoga Outreach

What to expect when inquiring, applying and interviewing for Board Membership with Yoga Outreach:

Get the process started by reading the materials below.  We have linked the Board Member Application and other pertinent information below.

Submit your application: Within five business days of receiving your application, Yoga Outreach’s Executive Director, Delanie Dyck will let you know if you’ve been selected for a first interview.

Interview process:

  • First round candidates meet with the Executive Director by phone/skype for a 30 – 45 minute interview.
  • Second round candidates meet with the Board Chair, Laura Track and Vice Chair, Melanie Trepanier for a 1hr interview.
  • Third round candidates are invited to an upcoming board meeting. Board meetings are held by-monthly.

Within five business days after the board meeting interview: Board Chair shares board decision with candidate. Selected candidates will be extended an invitation to join the board.

At minimum, this process usually takes six weeks but can take up to three months.

Links to forms and more information are listed below:

Information for Prospective Board Members (1)

Board Member Role & Responsibilities

Current Openings

Application timeline

Board Member Application

Please complete this form and submit along with your resume. As an organization, Yoga Outreach is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our membership and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage applicants from these and other diverse backgrounds to self-identify in their applications.
  • Examples include fundraising, event planning, graphic design, social media, accounting, legal, outreach, advocacy
  • Please include a description of you 3 most recent volunteer experiences including any board memberships current or previous.
  • We facilitate programming in the areas of mental health, addictions, at-risk youth, prisons, seniors, with women and children who have experienced violence.
    Attend Board orientation and training Attend by-monthly board meetings Attend/participate in all Yoga Outreach fundraisers Respond to all email/phone communications within 48 hours.
    Board members are required to participate in all fundraising activities (attending events, soliciting donations, acting as an ambassador for the organization) and make an annual financial contribution. We ask board members to set this amount thoughtfully and not create any hardship. Our preference is for board members to set up a monthly donation.
    As a new Board member you will be expected to digest a substantial amount of material to educate yourself on the organization's purpose, mission, operations, and needs. You will be asked to keep current on issues affecting the organization. You will also be expected to engage in learning about your role and responsibilities as a board member.
  • Accepted file types: pdf.

Our Commitment

Yoga Outreach believes the diversity of experiences, ideas, individuals, and organizations in our community make us stronger. To create a more just and engaged world, we must embrace and celebrate diversity, practice inclusion, and be a champion of equity.

We recognize diversity in many ways, including but not limited to:

  • Age
  • Citizenship
  • Class and economic circumstance
  • Disability, mental illness, and neurodiversity
  • Education and professional experience
  • Geography and community size or location
  • Language
  • Physical appearance and body size
  • Race, ethnicity, and country of origin or nationality
  • Religion
  • Sex, gender, and gender identity
  • Sexual orientation and identity

While we are committed to addressing diversity as an intersectional issue, we believe the foundation of this work is rooted in racial equity, due to the dominance of white supremacy in all systems of oppression.

We accept that our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) means a commitment to constant learning—we will make mistakes, but we are determined to learn from them and to improve.

To be transparent and realistic, we also acknowledge that our capacity as an organization means we cannot always implement inclusive measures to the level that we may like (such as providing content in multiple languages). We are accountable to ourselves (both as staff and board) and to the community, and are creating regular opportunities for reporting on our work, progress, mistakes, and plans.

We encourage and invite your feedback. To support accountability and to be accessible as we continue to do this work, we hope that you will share your ideas, questions, and experiences with us. You can do so by contacting us by phone (604-385-3891) or email (info@yogaoutreach.com) at any time.

With thanks to NTEN for their inspiration for this statement.