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Nonprofit Board of Directors Workshop for Youth

November 8, 2011

This workshop is geared towards young people that are new to board work or looking to join a board, as well as staff members that are supporting boards of directors.  Resources will be provided.

This is an introductory workshop that will outline:
-What a Board is and why Boards exist
-Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
-Common Nonprofit Board Models
-Tools to Support Effective Board Work

Darsan Sivanantharajah, Board Member, CanTYD
Paulina O'Kieffe, Board Member, Urban Arts
Rose Bellosillo, Board Member, Kapisanan Philippine Centre

Date: Wednesday November 16, 2011
Time: 5:30pm registration, 6:00pm to 9:00pm workshop
Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 314
Directions: South-east corner of King and John, two blocks east of Spadina.  Take subway to St. Andrew station, then walk through the "PATH" to Metro Hall or walk above ground 2 blocks west.

RSVP: This workshop is open to youth (13 to 29 years of age). Please RSVP by November 15th at noon, with your name, organization/group (if any), email address and phone number to INCLUDE ANY QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANSWERED IN THE WORKSHOP. You will receive a confirmation email. Space is limited so register today!  *Food and refreshments will be provided.*

This workshop is part of the larger GOAL (Grassroots Organizing and Leadership) Youth Workshop Series being organized by a working group made up of youth organizations and funders. A certificate will be provided to participants who attend 5 or more workshops in the series. For more information, contact

The GOAL Youth Workshop Series is presented by ArtReach Toronto and Laidlaw Foundation in partnership with Schools Without Borders, Grassroots Youth Collaborative, City of Toronto, For Youth Initiative and Toronto Community Foundation.