The decisions our governments make for the next few years are critical for a livable, safe climate. Are you ready to step things up and help build people’s power to push for dramatic climate action in BC? Are you looking for a way to put your commitment to decolonization and Indigenous rights into action? Dogwood is B.C.’s largest non-partisan citizen action network, and like all non-profit societies, Dogwood is governed by a board of directors. We are looking to add new members excited to guide this unique, values-driven organization.
Dogwood brings people together to transform our democracy, uphold Indigenous rights and defend the climate, land and water that sustain life in B.C. Our supporters, volunteers, donors and staff value people, the environment, justice and democracy. With our allies we work to break free from fossil fuels, supercharge decarbonization, and expand voting to those most impacted by today’s decisions — youth. All of this work takes place on unceded, stolen Indigenous territories amidst ongoing colonial violence, racial injustices and profound wealth inequalities. Thus, as the 2021 – 2025 Strategic Framework outlines, Dogwood will contribute, always, to the generations-long project of repairing the injustices of colonialism and dismantling systems of oppression.
Dogwood has twelve staff members, anchoring volunteer organizing teams in the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island and sustaining a network of over 200,000 supporters. In 2016, Dogwood switched from a traditional Executive Director hierarchy to an Executive Team that manages an organization of more distributed, but interconnected, team-based leadership.
Dogwood is currently seeking board members who:
Dogwood is committed to becoming an organization where people of diverse identities, backgrounds and abilities want to work and feel safe working as volunteers and staff. We especially encourage people of equity-seeking identities to consider joining the board, including (but not limited to) Black, Indigenous and people of colour; people from a range of economic backgrounds; LGBTQ2S+; people from areas of the province outside the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island; and young people.
A Board member’s major responsibilities include:
Time commitment: the board of directors meets at least once per quarter and participates in an annual staff/board retreat (2-3 days). Each board member is also expected to serve on at least one committee. Committees generally meet between quarterly board meetings.
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