Katimavik accepting applications for Board of Directors
September 14, 2020 – Katimavik, one of Canada’s most celebrated youth empowerment charitable organizations is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for several openings on its Board of Directors.
Since being co-founded by the late Senator Jacques Hébert and late Honourable Barney Danson in 1977, Katimavik has been leading youth development programs. Katimavik has a long and rich history of volunteerism in communities across the country, with over 36,000 alumni having served in over 1,000 communities.
The Katimavik Board of Directors provides governance oversight to the organization and helps determine long-term strategic goals. The current openings on the Katimavik Board of Directors represent an opportunity to shape the present and future of this storied Canadian national institution.
Katimavik is committed to diversity and strongly encourages individuals across all ages, cultures, gender, linguistic, professional, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply through its website.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, September 30.
Katimavik offers young adults opportunities to gain life skills and work experience while contributing to community development through volunteerism. The word ‘Katimavik’ originates from the Inuktitut language, meaning ‘meeting place’. Since 1977, Katimavik has brought young Canadians together to learn, to exchange culture and language, and to help build stronger communities across Canada. Katimavik aims to help youth become engaged, caring citizens, and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada. We do this through the development of 21st-century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.