Rise on Boards Application Deadline

Fora      27 Mar 2023           Partner/affiliate event

The Rise on Boards program is building more equitable and inclusive boardrooms across Canada.


By training and placing emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds at the board table for the first time, Rise on Boards is reimagining decision-making spaces, and we want YOU to be part of it!

Who Can Apply?

You can apply to Rise on Boards if you:

  • Are a young person experiencing gender-based discrimination (we welcome young women and gender-marginalized youth to apply)
  • Are between the ages of 18 – 25 (born between 1998-2005)
  • Reside in Canada for the duration of the program
  • Are passionate about community engagement, and your growth as a leader

Fora supports you with training, a board placement, and mentorship opportunities — you just have to apply!

Deadline: March 27 at 14:00 EST / 11:00 PST

Have more questions?

Fora is also accepting applications for Rise on Boards coaches. Learn more.

About the Rise on Boards Program

Since 2017, Fora’s Rise on Boards program (formerly Girls on Boards) has trained and placed 170 emerging leaders from a range of backgrounds and experiences at the board table for the first time.

These Young Directors champion gender equity and shape decision-making on governance boards across Canada.

Prior to their board appointment, Young Directors receive in-depth training from expert facilitators in matters of governance, financials, fundraising, communications, problem-solving, and leadership. Throughout their term, each Young Director is supported by a pre-selected board member and volunteer coach, and will also have the opportunity to connect with other Young Directors.

Through this program, rise on boards participants gain:

  • Access to an incredible, experiential leadership opportunity through a one-year placement on a governance board
  • An opportunity to create social change, impact organizational decision-making, and help drive change in their community
  • The chance to grow their peer and professional network
  • 1:1 mentorship from senior professionals, who will invest in and support your personal leadership and career development journey
  • Developing new skills in governance, financials, fundraising, professional communications, and leadership