Join the YSB Board of Directors

The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is seeking new directors to join our talented and accomplished Board of Directors. Join us in shaping decisions that will affect thousands of young people across our community, and sharing your experience and expertise with our talented management team.

YSB Board of Directors flyerWhile we welcome all applications, we are prioritizing the following areas of expertise:

  • Not-for-profit executive experience
  • Legal
  • Finance and audit
  • Public policy and government relations
  • Strategic planning and risk management

Candidates with lived experience who bring diverse thoughts, perspectives, and insights to our Board will be considered a strong asset. Bilingualism is also viewed as a strong asset.

Founded in 1960, the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non‑profit agencies serving youth in this community. More than 350 caring professionals work from 21 locations across the city to deliver a vast range of programs and services that support at‑risk youth and their families.

The range of support and services provided to youth across our region includes:

  • Mental Health services
  • Community and Housing services
  • Employment services
  • Youth Justice services

YSB plays a leadership role and works in close collaboration with other agencies and groups in the community that are dedicated to providing the best possible services to young people and their families and communities. We continually draw on and expand our expertise in our day-to-day dealings with the 2,500 to 3,000 people who come to YSB for help each month.

YSB’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the organization. Its role is to articulate our mission, set our strategic direction, define our goals, and measure and report on our performance. Board Members are required to attend monthly meetings, to contribute to a board committee, and to attend other meetings and events as required.

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the YSB Board of Directors, please submit a cover letter and your résumé to

Submission deadline is: July 22, 2022

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