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Join us and make a difference in your community.

If you care deeply about our community, and you’re a people person who  wants to work with caring supporters and volunteers, we’d love to hear from you! 

Current Opportunities

Join our Board of Directors!

Our Invitation

At the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, we inspire giving to build a vital community for everyone. The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough connects caring people to local charities who are making a difference.  Through the generosity of people in our community, we pool resources to improve the quality of life in the City and County of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.

We are excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary this coming year. Since making our first grant in 2011, the Community Foundation has invested more than $7 million dollars in charitable organizations serving the Peterborough area. With an ambitious goal of deepening the impact of community philanthropy in our region, the Foundation is currently focusing on equity-based approaches to philanthropy, catalyzing community knowledge, and developing the capacity to meet the big challenges facing our community now and for generations to come.

We are seeking expressions of interest from people who have the passion, ability, and energy to join our board and work collaboratively with other volunteers and our staff to advance the strategic goals of the organization.

Attributes of a board member

We are looking for people who embody a commitment to community in all that they do. We know that this can take many forms and that sometimes the most qualified people are those that are least likely to put their hands up for leadership opportunities. 

Included below are a set of attributes that we feel would make for a strong addition to our board: 

  • An aptitude for big picture thinking and problem solving
  • Openness to exploring the role of philanthropy and charities in creating equitable systems
  • Desire to learn about and participate in non-profit governance, including strategic decision making, policy work, networking, and fundraising
  • Interest in opportunities for growth through learning, collaboration and consensus building

In addition to these general attributes, we also seek to welcome individuals who may have experience in the fields of accounting, investments, law, human resources or fundraising, and those with a strong understanding of issues and opportunities in the City and/or County of Peterborough.

As an organization committed to building governance structures that reflect the diversity of our community, we will prioritize expressions of interest from people with BIPOC, 2SLGBTTQ+, and other intersectional identities, and we welcome expressions of interest from people who live (and/or work) in all areas of the City or County of Peterborough.


In addition to the attributes noted above, individuals must meet all of the following qualifications to be eligible to serve on the Board

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Not have been declared incapable under the laws of a Canadian province or territory, or by a court in a jurisdiction outside Canada;
  • Not be in bankrupt status.

Commitments & Expectations

  • Board terms begin/renew in June at the Annual General Meeting and directors are elected to serve a three-year term. Directors may serve up to two consecutive terms.
  • The board of directors meets about 10 times per year. Board members are also expected to contribute to committees and other ad-hoc projects and learning opportunities. Time commitments run an average of 5-7 hours per month.
  • Currently, most board and committee meetings are held virtually with the exception of the AGM and a few other sessions.
  • New board members are expected to participate in an orientation program, which will include group activities as well as online learning. All board members have access to ongoing learning and development opportunities.
  • Board members are expected to contribute to the fundraising or stewardship work of the Foundation which may include a personal donation, supporting outreach initiatives, or thanking donors.
  • Each board member has a legal responsibility to participate actively in making decisions on behalf of the organization and to exercise their best judgment while doing so.

Accessibility or Questions

Anyone who needs accommodations for any part of the application process, or if you have questions, please contact, Executive Director, Jennifer DeBues jennifer.debues@cfgp.ca

Express Interest 

If you would like to join the Community Foundation board, please take a few minutes to express your interest by clicking the button below and filling in the application form. A member of our nominations committee will follow up in April.

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2024 at 5 pm