RBG looking for new people to serve as Board members

graphic community 3By Pepper Parr

March 11, 2021



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The RBG is a leader in the development of new strains of plants.

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) is seeking community leaders to serve on ITS Board of Directors as they embark on the implementation of a Master Planning initiative that aims to position the Gardens as Canada’s leading environmental centre with world-class gardens, natural areas, programs, services and facilities.

As community leaders, Board members possess a well-developed interest in horticultural, conservation, education and related science, along with a commitment to RBG’s mission – to connect people, plants and place for the purpose of nurturing and preserving healthy growing life on our planet.

As a registered charity, RBG is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community members, representatives appointed by four levels of government, and a representative from the RBG Volunteers.

The Role
The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing RBG to ensure its viability and sustainability by:

RBG garden - lilacs

Almost every variety of lilac you can imagine. These are seen by the RBG Board as assets that have to be protected.

· Establishing RBG’s strategic direction and priorities that will ensure fulfillment of its objects as defined in legislation;

· Safeguarding RBG’s resources;

· Monitoring the performance of RBG and the results achieved relative to its strategic priorities;

· Determining the overall approach to governance issues; and,

· Reporting to key stakeholders.

The Board meets at least five times annually, including RBG’s annual meeting. Directors are expected to serve on at least one sub-committee.


RBG Turner tea-house

The Tea House – will it reopen soon?

We have an immediate requirement for members with experience in:

· Philanthropy and Fund Development
· Government Relations

RBG is also seeking to build a roster of potential talent to be considered for future Board and Committee vacancies with experience in the following areas:

· Risk Management
· Strategic Planning
· Not-for-Profit/Governmental Agency Governance
· Government Relations/Public Administration
· Organizational Effectiveness

RBG is committed to equity and diversity and welcomes applications from all individuals.

Please reply with a C.V. and covering letter addressed to the RBG Governance Committee c/o Carrie Haans, Executive Assistant to the CEO at chaans@rbg.ca.

RBG aerial

The RBG Arboretum

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