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2024 Call for Board Members

Interested in Community Building?

Join our volunteer board and make an impact!

What roles are available starting in 2024?

A Vice Chair is needed. A Vice Chair will have board experience and be familiar with the Whistler or Pemberton area and have a general understanding of endowments. Persons who have not sat on a board but hold relevant experience in leadership may be considered. Given the expectations of the role, a minimum 2 year commitment is important to the success of the organization.

Board Members are needed. A board member will have an interest in making an impact through community relationship building. First preference will be given to a board member with interest in community building through their knowledge and connection to Pemberton and surrounding area. However, if you are more familiar with Whistler, please be sure to express interest.

Joining the Whistler Community Foundation is a great opportunity to learn and connect with the whole community.

What is being on the board all about?

The board meets 6 times per year, plus our annual general meeting and a strategic planning session. As part of being a board member, you will join a committee in an area of interest. General expectations of the board is to:

  • actively familiarize yourself with the foundation’s programs and policies and participate in the thoughtful review of policies and policy changes.
  • participate in the development and implementation of the strategic plan. This involves attending a one-day planning session, usually taking place in September and then taking on small tasks throughout the year.  And,
  • serve as an ambassador for the foundation in the community.

A board member can expect to spend 5-15 hours per month on foundation activities. Time requirements will vary throughout the year with some months being busier than others.

Who are we looking for?

Community builders who are committed to investing in a thriving community, including:

  • Active listeners
  • Strategic thinkers with governance experience and who values align with inclusivity, openness and transparency, accountability, trust, and empowerment of others
  • Curious and future-oriented minds who have the ability to collaborate
  • Connected persons who understand societal and community issues, as well as modern approaches to social and environmental change/justice
  • Willingness to learn about the many facets of the work of Community Foundations across Canada

Have we piqued your interest?

Please email board chair, Luke Ferdinands, at for questions and an introduction to the Nominations Committee.