Join our Board

Thank you for your interest in the YNPN Ottawa Board of Directors!

We are the first Canadian chapter of the YNPN, a non-profit that connects and supports young people working in the sector. We're a working board and were established fairly recently (in 2014). Generally, our board members are employed at non-profits, but a few others work in the private or public sector. The members who work in the non-profit field come from backgrounds in: finance, fundraising, law, policy work, program development and other areas.

Each of our board members sits on either the Programming or Membership Committees and can additionally sit on any of the following: Governance, Executive, Communications, Finance. As part of their commitment to the success of YNPN, all board members agree to a minimum 2-year term with an expectation of roughly 2 hours of work per week and 1 meeting per month. Membership fees for board members are currently $100/year.

If you're interested in applying, please fill out the application below. If you have any further questions about the YNPN Ottawa board contact us ( Thank you for your time and commitment towards creating a more supported nonprofit sector of Ottawa!

We open our board to new applicants twice a year with the following application windows:

Winter: February application window, March Interview, April start

Fall: July/August application window, September Interview, October start