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2020 J2DW Annual General Meeting (Online)

This is a free event but donations are appreciated! Only members may vote.


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2020 Search for Speakers

In May Journey to Diversity Workplaces will be holding our virtual Annual General Meeting on Google Meet!

We’re looking for one, maybe two people to deliver a 20 – 40 minute speech around workplace safety and/or workplace diversity.

This gig pays nothing but we’re happy to promote you in our materials both promoting the meeting and separately.

If you’re interested, apply below!

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2019 Annual General Meeting

This keynote speaker will be Ms. Hannah Bell. Hanna founded and was Executive Director of the PEI Business Women’s Association. She is currently an MLA for Charlottetown – Parkdale for the Green Party of PEI and after next week’s election should be part of Canada’s first Green government.

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2018 Annual General Meeting



NOTICE is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Journey to Diversity Workplaces (the “Corporation”) is called for and will be held

at Skype

on Thursday, 17th of May, 2018

at 8:00 pm (EDT) sharp.


  1. Welcome

  2. President & CEO’s report

  3. Treasurer’s report

  4. Election of Directors

  5. By-law revisions

  6. Adjournment

Final date to receive nominations will be 7th day of May, 2018. Only Class A, B, and D members may vote, and Class C members running for the Board of Directors.

All welcome we do hope you can join us.

Please register to attend below!

DATED the 5th of April, 2018.


Peter V. Tretter

President & CEO

Journey to Diversity Workplaces

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Call for Directors

Journey to Diversity Workplaces

Journey to Diversity Workplaces is seeking nominations for our Board of Directors at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 17 May, 2018.


Board of Directors (2 years)

  • Director (5 positions)

Board of Directors (1 year – mid-term)

  • Director (5 positions)

Journey to Diversity Workplaces is comprised of volunteers, members, and employees (when applicable.) A full term on the board of directors is 2 years. Board membership is intended to reflect a diversity of experience, skills, knowledge and abilities suited to the strategic needs of the organization. We are looking for members from all areas of the community and from a range of backgrounds.

Officers are appointed by the board annually at the first meeting following the AGM so that discussion on the various offices can occur to avoid any misunderstanding.

Directors are expected to:

  • Commit to their term on the Board of Directors and devote an average of five (5) hours per month to the organization (hours vary and at peak times of the year will be higher)

  • Attend at least 80% of board meetings, well prepared in advance

  • Participate in J2DW events, including meetings, training, outreach, fundraising events, press conferences, and other activities as necessary

  • Be readily accessible and responsive to electronic communication

For a full job description, and to apply to join the board, please visit

All are welcome to apply, though we are looking for volunteers with experience in medicine (including doctors or nurses,) law (including lawyers or paralegals,) strategic planning, and public relations!

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Board of Directors: An exciting 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.

Journey to Diversity Workplaces invites residents 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.

For more information on our board please contact Peter V. Tretter, President & CEO at If you are interested in serving on the J2DW Board, apply by 15 May 2016 by visiting

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Annual General Meeting

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2016 AGM Notice – Website

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