Call for Board of Directors


Unlock Democracy Canada (UDC) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that advocates for democratic renewal across Canada. Our goal is to rebuild democracy in Canada through inspiring campaigns that foster grassroots participation to overcome apathy and create meaningful change through political and legislative reforms. Read more about our work and past projects here.

Led by the organization’s Creative Director Dave Meslin, our current projects include Local Choice, Lego my Vote, #Vote16 and Better Ballots 101. We are also looking at new campaigns as they relate to Covid-19’s impact on democracy, including a greater willingness to build bridges across partisan divides and the need to build virtual networks for community collaboration. 

UDC's board of directors is looking for democracy-loving, dedicated, knowledgeable and fun, individuals who reflect the diverse makeup of Canada to join our board. We are currently looking for individuals who have the following skills or background:

  • Experience on a board of directors
  • Financial management experience, especially in a nonprofit context
  • Fundraising, especially working on foundation grants
  • Human resources
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Expertise and/or interest in democratic systems and reform


Anyone over the age of 18 and residing in Canada are eligible to apply. Unlock Democracy strives to build a diverse organization made up of Board members across Canada and with a diversity of skills, political views, and lived experiences. Applicants from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply and self-identify in their application.

The time commitment will vary, but will roughly be 6-8 hours a month including focused, action-oriented Board meetings. 

Please send an expression of interest telling us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in being on the Board of Unlock Democracy. Please also include your resumé and/or a link to your LinkedIn page. Creative submissions are encouraged!

Application due date: December 1, 2022

Send to [email protected]







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