Board Connect

Connecting Talent with Purpose!

The Board Connect program creates a new way for not-for-profit organizations to recruit engaged and motivated volunteer leaders.

The Board Connect program aims to:

  • Provide participants with the opportunity to expand their skills and contribute leadership to a community organization.
  • Engage the next generation of leaders to ensure continuous capacity building and long-term sustainability.
  • Create a network of talented and resourceful emerging leaders establishing strong and lasting personal and professional relationships.
  • Enable non-profit leaders to find professionals with the right skills, experience and social capital to succeed.
  • Serve the community's need for effective, highly-skilled and energized leadership.
  • Increase awareness of non-profit agencies and develop a sustained community commitment among emerging leaders.

Participating Organizations

By participating in Board Connect, you access skilled volunteers who are engaged and enthusiastic about your organization. Before being matched, potential candidates are screened and evaluated by their skills and interests.

Eligibility Criteria for Participating Organizations:

  • Must be a registered charity or not-for-profit organization based in Winnipeg
  • Must possess director's liability insurance
  • Must provide their standards of conduct, terms of reference or job description for the role
  • Must be recruiting new board members

If your organization would like to participate in Board Connect, please fill out an application form.

Application form for organizations .


Board Connect allows you to serve on a not-for-profit board of directors. You are able to get involved with a meaningful cause, contribute your knowledge and take part in decisions that shape your community.

How to apply:

  1. Submit your application form here.
  2. Attend board governance training, provided by Volunteer Manitoba (Cost $80).
  3. Get matched with an organization that suits your skills and passion.

For more information

Contact Kamillah El-Giadaa
P: 204-477-5180

For over a decade, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Volunteer Manitoba have partnered to offer Leadership Winnipeg, a 10-session program running from September through June.

Leadership Winnipeg provides experiences that inspire and motivate individuals to develop an understanding of themselves, their community and their role within it. Leadership Winnipeg graduates are encouraged to participate the Board Connect program.

For more information on Leadership Winnipeg, please visit Leadership Winnipeg.