2024 YMCA Board of Directors Online Application

2024 SSM YMCA Board of Directors Application - May 2024

The Sault Ste. Marie YMCA is looking for individuals with extensive experience in the fields of finance, legal, or philanthropy to contribute as valued members of our volunteer Board of Directors.


The Sault Ste. Marie YMCA is a registered charitable organization that has been serving our community for over 120 years. With core services in Health, Fitness and Recreation and Child Care / Development.

The Sault Ste. Marie YMCA is currently seeking dynamic and visionary individuals to serve as Directors on the YMCA Board. Your personal commitment to community development and your ability to offer meaningful contributions to the Board are both key factors in your selection as a prospective Board member.

YMCA Board members serve as policy volunteers and serve on the Board on behalf of our community and the YMCA members. The YMCA offers a broad range of fulfilling volunteer experiences. Volunteer work involves training, and hands-on experience that engages your interests and skill sets. Volunteers on our Board also hold a fiduciary responsibility to our YMCA, ensuring its relevance and health in our community today, and into the future.


- Attendance at all board meetings wherever possible (Board members cannot miss more than 3 Board meetings in a year). and serve on at least one board committee (a minimum additional 25 hour commitment annually)
- Actively participate in aspects of YMCA philanthropy in the local community.
- The YMCA reimburses Board members for travel to meetings across our region.


As a member of the YMCA Board, you will be provided with the opportunity to:
1. Affect significant change in our community through the creation of policy that nurtures key YMCA outcomes;
2. Contribute to a dynamic team that stewards the vision and mission of the Y;
3. Create an environment that fosters vision and enthusiasm;
4. Become an integral part of a world-wide movement over 155 years in the making

Our YMCA Board members take ownership for their development, job design, discipline, attendance, performance, agendas, and governance methods. The Board executes its tasks by emphasizing and promoting the organization’s values, by developing the mission and vision of the YMCA, and by providing stewardship of the organization’s resources.

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Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors at the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA and how do you feel you can contribute to the Board?
Please detail any Board, governance or volunteer experience that you have.
If applicable, please detail any experience you have leading or assisting PHILANTHROPIC, FINANCIAL, or LEGAL activities for a charity or not-for-profit.
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By checking the box below, you consent to allowing the Sault Ste. Marie YMCA to solicit personal and professional references from the above named contacts. If you become a successful Board of Directors candidate, a Police Vulnerable Sector Check will be required as will completion of a short online Child Protection course.