Focus on Leadership

Learning to Lead

Currently, the Leadership Program is not in operation for this season. Please stay tuned for future updates on its return.


This is a program designed to provide training for racialized women interested in becoming leaders of tomorrow. Our training will focus on how to become a board member and increase networking abilities to gain access to employment opportunities. Focusing on team working, problem-solving, and decision-making will be provided. As board members, they will be able to apply these skills to bring about change in the community.

Program information

Focus on Leadership is a program designed to provide training to candidates looking to become board members in the not-for-profit sector. You will receive the necessary training followed by a possible placement opportunity on the board of a local not-for-profit agency. You will be in a position to add to the Agency’s culture of Diversity and Inclusion and be in a leadership position to influence decisions that impact your community.

Benefits for becoming a board member include:

  • Become a leader in your community
  • Build your networks
  • Connect with new professional networks
  • Share your perspective and make a difference
  • Understand how decisions are made that govern the work
  • Gain valuable experience and enhance your career
Working Knowledge of English is Required

The training will begin in May of 2022 via Zoom. If interested, please email outlining why you want to join this program and a phone number where you can be reached for a brief discussion.

Board Inclusion, diversity, Equity - We Need Their Uniqueness

The non-profit sector’s leadership is not always representative of the communities they serve. The ideal way to change this is to add board members that represent the various communities in our region. They can bring their unique perspective and knowledge about the communities they represent. This knowledge can help non-profits to diversify their services to suit the needs of the community. This would also open doors for women from racialized communities and newcomers to have a real impact. What better way to see diversity and inclusion in practice and

Benefits for agencies taking on a trained board member include:

  • They support and strengthen your Diversity and Inclusion policy and position
  • They provide a diverse perspective on issues
  • They promote cross-cultural understanding specific to the local community
  • They reflect the community you serve for more relevant programs
Working Knowledge of English is Required

The placements will begin in the fall of 2022. They can be for 4 months as an intern or hopefully long term! If interested, please contact Renu Bhandari (ED) by sending an email to


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