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Young Leaders on Board 2.0

What is Young Leaders on Board 2.0?

The purpose of the program is to enable young adults, aged 20-35, to serve on boards of directors of nonprofit organizations as INTERNS. The program provides both this experiential component as well as monthly, online training sessions via webinar. 


What is a Board of Directors?

A board of directors is a group of volunteers who have been elected to govern an organization. Boards usually focus on the “big picture” and long term issues, while staff focus on day-to-day issues. All boards make decisions around policy, finances, goals and the overall direction of the organization.

What are the benefits of participating in the Program?

  • Gain networking experiences
  • Acquire new skills
  • Influence how decisions are made and make a difference
  • Gain knowledge on a wide variety of topics in a fun learning environment
  • Meet other young people interested in leadership

How much time does it take?

The time requirements vary from agency to agency. Most boards meet once a month for approximately 2 hours. After the initial interviews, there will be a one day orientation for Young Leaders on Board participants. Subsequent months will require a commitment of 6 hours to attend both the board meeting and the monthly training session.

What kind of training is provided?

The following topics may be covered during the training sessions:

  • Confidentiality
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Role of the Board
  • Board Models
  • Leadership Styles
  • Meeting Management
  • Legal Issues
  • Financial Statements
  • Policy Development
  • Community Relations

What do I have to do to get accepted into the Program?


The application deadline for the 2016-2017 session has now passed.
Applications for the 2017-2018 session will be available summer 2017.


Linda Dupuis
Community Initiatives Manager
United Way Centraide North East Ontario/ Nord-est de l'Ontario
957 Cambrian Heights Drive, Unit 201 Sudbury ON P3C 5S5
Phone: 705-560-3330 ext. 222
Fax: 705-560-3337
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


More details about YLOB 2.0.

If successful, you will be contacted for a telephone interview.

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