Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia (IONS) is working toward a vision of a decolonized, just and equitable Nova Scotia and that starts with us. We strive to ensure a culture that supports a variety of perspectives and lived experiences. We are committed to being an intentionally inclusive and equitable organization so we can share what we learn with others and inspire change.  

We are currently seeking to recruit 4-5 new board members to help us achieve our vision and implement our strategy. We are intentional in our recruitment approach and encourage applications from African Nova Scotians, those from Indigenous and Black communities, other racialized persons, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and disabled persons. We will prioritize diversity in our selection process and encourage you to self-identify as a member of an equity-deserving group in your application. 


Desired Skills and Perspectives

We have a strong organizational commitment to justice, equity, diversity, decolonization and inclusion and welcome applicants from diverse cultural and demographic backgrounds. 

We are currently recruiting 4-5 board member positions to join us this fall, beginning with a staff-board retreat in November. In addition to experience with/ knowledge of the sector, as well as rural perspectives, we are particularly interested in adding new members living in Nova Scotia with the following expertise:   

  • Communications and advocacy 
  • Systems change and innovation 
  • Legal  
  • Human resources  
  • Financial management  
  • Fund development

Time Commitment

The IONS board meets about 5 times/year, including an overnight retreat in mid November. Meetings are approximately 2 hours in length. It is also expected that Directors participate in a Board Committee and these typically meet in advance of Board meetings.  

What You’ll Gain 

By joining our board of directors, you’ll get an opportunity to develop your network with a great group of people and shape an organization that is working to make Nova Scotia a better place. Our annual retreat offers an opportunity for in-person connection and learning, and we’re also hoping to have board members join us in May in Cape Breton for a sector celebration! 

Submitting an Application

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Thursday, September 28th at 5PM AST.
Process: Once applications are reviewed, members of the IONS Governance and HR Committee will reach out to conduct interviews. 
Submission Process: Fill out the form here to submit your application!  

If you require any accommodations in submitting your application or navigating the process,
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    Working With Our Board

    Learn more about the role here