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A provocative volunteer leadership opportunity!

Journey to Diversity Workplaces is both an experiment and a project. Haven’t you ever wished you could work somewhere better? Somewhere where they went out of their way to not only appreciate you, but treat you right, and pay you fairly? We want a different kind of workplace where diversity is championed and so is the worker.

At J2DW, our employees are our members. Period.

Respecting differences ethically, morally, and legally.

We are a member of Volunteer Canada, and Charity Village, CIRA, OnGood, and a partner with Get Involved, and VolunteerMatch.

English: Waterfront of Orillia, Ontario, Canada
English: Waterfront of Orillia, Ontario, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Journey to Diversity Workplaces invites residents (ideally!) living in Simcoe County (including the cities of Barrie & Orillia,) to submit an expression of interest to join the organization’s board of directors to guide us into a bold, promising future. As a Board member you are strongly committed to J2DW’s vision, mission, and values. You have a strong personal and professional integrity, and have experience with, or are comfortable with, the governance — as opposed to management — role. In an era of fiscal constraint, combined with extraordinary population growth, governance leadership will be a significant and rewarding challenge.

Through your professional skills and experience, you will:

– Ensure J2DW lives its values, mission and vision
– Guide J2DW to achieve its strategic directions
– Be responsible for making decisions in the best interests of J2DW
– Be accountable for the monitoring and oversight of J2DW’s performance standards and other outcome measures
– Ensure financial accountability, providing feedback and guidance to the CEO
​​- Provide a link with J2DW to ensure effective communication of community perceptions and needs

You must be at least 18 years of age and not have the status of bankrupt. Meeting are held in Barrie on the third Thursday of the month usually via Skype, though we do meet in person at least twice per year.

If you are interested in serving on the J2DW Board, please submit your resume by 15 February 2017 to Peter V. Tretter, President & CEO at http://scr.im/2zq4 For more information on our board, or to apply visit http://j2dw.co/1nsHqRC.

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Profiles of Diversity -:- Shan Simpson

Shan Simpson
Profiles of Diversity is a series in which we profile in each post one of the members of our Board of Directors or volunteers.

Today’s profile is Shan Simpson.

Shan has a physical disability. He tell us his greatest strength is resiliency. He is driven to succeed. He earned his Eagle Scout badge at age 14.

Shan’s hobbies include sports, reading, listen to music, and blogging. He really enjoys basketball as he can play it with his disability.

Shan got interested in J2DW because he thought it was a good idea. He lives in a small area with little accessibility. His proudest achievement was going back to school and earning his Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He’s also proud of his Eagle Scout Award.

In 5 years Shan sees J2DW having expanded to more areas and with a more global reach, especially to smaller communities.

E-mail Shan!

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Profiles of Diversity -:- Lucas Woodcock

Lucas_Woodcock_2Profiles of Diversity is a series in which we profile in each post one of the members of our Board of Directors.

Today’s member is Lucas Woodcock.

Lucas is the Treasurer on the Board.

By day he is a team leader at a local call centre. Lucas says his greatest strength is the ability to analyze others, and to find their strengths and weaknesses.

Lucas’s most favourite hobby is playing board games. He enjoys interacting with people in person, but he also enjoys the occasional video game.

He got interested in Journey to Diversity Workplaces for two reasons:

  • Peter (the CEO) asked.
  • He thought it was a great idea, and wanted to help others find their workplace happiness.
  • Lucas’ greatest achievement is:

  • Personal & professional success.
  • That he has lived, and loved.
  • In 5 years, Lucas sees J2DW hopefully one of the ten largest organizations in Canada.
  • Email Lucas!

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    Profiles of Diversity -:- Steven Bennett

    Steven BennettProfiles of Diversity is a series in which we profile in each post one of the members of our Board of Directors.

    Today’s member is Steven Bennett.

    Steven is Journey to Diversity Workplaces Vice Chair, and has been on the board since May 2014.

    Steven is a Disability Support Worker in his professional life. He says his great strength is adaptability. He’s always changing with the circumstances.

    His hobbies are sleep, work, and technology such as computers.

    He joined the Board of Journey to Diversity Workplaces because he is an advocate for workplace change, service, equal pay.

    His proudest achievement is working for Camp Hill.

    In 5 years, Steven sees us having a fairly good member base, and turning our vision into reality.
    Email Stephen!

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    Profiles of Diversity -:- Caitlin Jermey

    Caitlin JermeyProfiles of Diversity is a series in which we profile in each post one of the members of our Board of Directors.

    Today’s member is Caitlin Jermey.

    Caitlin is the Secretary on the Board.

    Caitlin works in the field of Human Resources. Here greatest strength is interacting, and communications. Her hobbies are being in a Choir, on the Board of the same Choir, and going to the gym.

    She was interested in Journey to Diversity Workplaces because she wanted to volunteer her time towards a cause. Her proudest achievement is graduating from University, and in 5 years she sees J2DW having grown.

    Email Caitlin!