The Organization

Green Action Centre (GAC) is a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg that has been serving Manitobans since 1985. GAC is dedicated to achieving our vision of all Manitobans living green and living well. We support families, schools, businesses, and communities by providing practical green solutions. Our primary areas of focus include green commuting, composting, waste reduction, sustainable living, and resource conservation.

GAC is also responsible for the management and oversight of Compost Winnipeg, a social enterprise that provides the city of Winnipeg opportunities to divert its organic waste. Since its inception in 2014, Compost Winnipeg has grown to a fleet of 6 trucks that helps divert over 70,000 kgs of organic waste from the landfill every month.

Visit our websites at and to learn more about our Mission, Principles and Programs.

The Opportunity

Our Board is seeking new, collaborative, and enthusiastic Board members based in Manitoba to strengthen our capacity. The Board is looking to prioritize strengthening expertise in the areas of executive level human resources, entrepreneurship, public health, and green infrastructure / environmental management. Further skillsets that would support the Board also include, but are not limited to, property development / management, fundraising and membership development, recruitment, investment, information technology, and accounting. The Board works closely with our dedicated staff to ensure we have effective programs and activities that enhance individual and workplace sustainability while addressing climate impacts. The monthly time commitment is approximately 4-6 hours, including monthly Board meetings from September-June and committee work. Directors serve for a two-year renewable term, for up to 3 consecutive terms, beginning in June each year at the Annual General Meeting.

As a member of Green Action Centre’s Board, you will help steer the organization to meet the critical challenges and opportunities of developing a more sustainable province and addressing climate change. You will bring your unique voice, professional and lived experience to help guide and drive the long-term organizational strategic plan, business plan, and annual budgeting process. You will help monitor financial performance, progress against goals/objectives, ensure policy compliance, and provide oversight of the Executive Director.

At GAC, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and governing board that reflects the populations we serve. We encourage applications from all interested individuals over 18, including applicants from all cultures, abilities and backgrounds, Indigenous and other racialized communities, and diverse sexual and gender identities. We are committed to building an inclusive and equitable workplace and encourage applicants to self-identify if they wish to do so.

Director Roles and Responsibilities

  • Become a member of Green Action Centre
  • Support the mission and guiding principles;
  • Act in the best interests of the membership;
  • Attend Board meetings and participate in Board activities;
  • Be an active member on at least one subcommittee of the Board;
  • Invest sufficient time and interest to prepare for and actively participate in each Board meeting and Committee meeting as required;
  • Contribute to the Board in a courteous, collaborative, constructive and articulate manner while listening to and respecting the views of others; and
  • Declare any possible conflicts of interest should they arise.


Application Process and Timeline

Interested applicants who share a passion for our vision and can fulfill all responsibilities of the position should forward their CV with a short introduction by email to: Grant Calder (, Green Action Centre’s Vice-President no later than April 26, 2024.