Become a board member and encourage youth to be proud of Canada!
Commonly Asked Questions
What type of experience do I need?
Potential board members must be at least 18 years of age and willing to participate in any fundraising initiatives.
Board members are asked to sit as unpaid volunteers and must be able to devote the needed time to accomplishing the mission and goals of the society.
Board members are required to meet at least once every two months, having previously reviewed all distributed material, and be prepared to discuss and possibly approve funding requests.
Responsibilities can include approving financial plans, monitoring the society’s financial health, ensuring financial controls are in place, ensuring there are independent audits, managing key risks, and ensuring all legal requirements are met.
Board members should have a passion for Canada and its future.
Where are the meetings held?
Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday (current) of every other month with an AGM held in December. Meetings are convened at 7:00p.m. The current location for meetings is in SE Calgary, however there is an option to join the meeting through audio teleconference.
What type of projects are supported?
- Learning opportunities
- Citizenship initiatives
- Ethnic and cultural contributions to Canada’s development
- Institutional support for Canadian historical projects
- Honoring achievements of Canadians; past, present and future
… directed at youth 12 – 21 years of age.
What is the mission of the SCSYE?
To support Canadian Studies and youth enrichment in educational institutions, museums, libraries and other establishments;
To promote a variety of learning opportunities and options for young people to develop confidence, capabilities, initiative and self-reliance;
To honour Canada’s cultural and ethnic diversity and encourage students to gain a wide knowledge of all customs, religions, traditions and philosophies;
To encourage institutions whose purpose it is to recognize events of Canadian history for the enlightenment of Canadians of all ages;
To honour the achievements of Canadians, past, present and future;
To support community, regional, provincial or national initiatives that honor Canada’s history, development and accomplishments;
To develop, foster and encourage among members of The Society for Canadian Studies & Youth Enrichment, and the larger community, a recognition and acceptance of the Society’s goals and objectives pertaining to the support and advancement of Canadian Studies for youth, and youth enrichment in general.
How do I join?
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Please return the completed membership application to:
The Society for Canadian Studies & Youth Enrichment
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Fax: 403-278-0612
By Mail: 217 Deerview Drive SE, Calgary AB T2J 6W7