Become a Board member!

Are you looking for a new challenge in 2021? A way to make an impact on your community? The LOVE BC board is seeking people with diverse skills and lived experience to join our board in the new year.

Founded in 1993, LOVE is a grassroots youth organization with branches in Montréal, Vancouver, and Halifax. LOVE works to reduce violence in the lives of youth and in our communities by building a team of youth leaders who communicate a message of anti-violence.

LOVE BC was founded in 2000 – this is our 20th anniversary!

LOVE BC Board Overview

BC’s Board is a diverse group of young professionals from a variety of backgrounds and sectors. Our members do not run programs but are involved in the overall visioning and direction of the organization. Ultimately, the purpose of the board is to ensure that the organization is meeting its mission and mandate of putting youth first.

The maximum number of board members is 10 (with 2 amazing youth representatives!) and all members are part of at least one board committee. We meet 6~ times a year (virtually, for now).

To support LOVE BC in this manner, board members are required to do the following:

A. Pass a criminal record check.

B. Commit to raising a minimum of $500 through fundraising and personal networks.

C. Commit to a two-year term of service (yes, sometimes life happens – but we're seeking board members who would like to participate for the longer-term).

D. Join a committee! Our committees are working groups with specific goals including marketing, policy development, and fundraising. Certain projects or tasks may require smaller group meetings outside of board meetings and/or recruitment of skilled volunteers who are not part of the board of directors.

E. Attend programming! All board members are encouraged to attend programming and accompany LOVE BC staff and youth to an outreach session.

Interested? Reach out to Heather Stoutenburg, board chair, at

LOVE BC's board strives to reflect the young people we serve. People of colour, women, Indigenous people, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people living with a disability, and young people, are encouraged to join us!