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Join the Innovation Guelph Board of Directors

We are seeking applications from individuals interested in volunteering on our Board of Directors. Our board members share in the fulfilment of the organization’s vision, shape strategy and contribute to the fulfilment of governance responsibilities.

Who We Are

Innovation Guelph builds community prosperity and wellbeing by providing mentorship and business support programs and services that help innovative companies start, grow, and thrive. We offer a range of business acceleration programs for high-potential start-ups and growth-oriented small to medium-sized enterprises from across southern Ontario. We are committed to advancing an innovation ecosystem that drives economic growth, supports environmental sustainability, and enhances the quality of life for everyone in our region and beyond.

Who You Are

Community members with expertise in the areas of fundraising, policy/governance, finance, government relations and collaborative and integrated service delivery initiatives are especially welcome to apply. Innovation Guelph strongly encourages applications from priority groups such as:

  • Indigenous communities
  • Racialized community members
  • Immigrants and/or Newcomers to Canada
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • People who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+
  • Expertise in Equity, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression


Time Commitment

  • Attend and actively participate in Board meetings (five meetings per annum)
  • Serve on a minimum of one committee of the board and work independently on assigned activities
  • Support Innovation Guelph community events as often as possible
  • Flexible term for up to three years

What we do as the Board of Directors

  • Participate in setting and monitoring the strategic directions and policies of the organization
  • Provide strategic leadership
  • Develop and approve policies and procedures
  • Ensure mutual accountability and shared decision making
  • Support compliance with agreements and legislation
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility
  • Assess impact of outcomes (strategic goals) arising from the delivery of programs and services
  • Recruit, hire and set performance expectations for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Please contact Alison Crumblehulme at [email protected]

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Boundless Accelerator
Boundless Accelerator™ offers unique programs and initiatives to support businesses from startup to scaleup for a strong, diverse, inclusive, sustainable economy. Since our inception in 2011 as Innovation Guelph, our award-winning programs have grown to serve 1,400+ entrepreneurs across Ontario and Canada who are building a strong, inclusive, equitable and sustainable economy. Accolades for our work include the University of Guelph’s Gordon S. Lang HeForShe Impact Award, the National Enterprise Support of the Year Award and the CANIE Enterprise Support of the Year award for advancing Canadian entrepreneurship through leadership and impact. Most recently, the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Innovation Awards recognized our i.d.e.a. Fund program for Innovation in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Boundless Accelerator™ connects entrepreneurs with Regional Innovation Centres in Ontario for additional resources and strives to partner with like-minded organizations across Canada to further support and guide our clients to success. Based in Guelph, Ontario, we are in the heart of the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, striving to create a future where entrepreneurship knows no limits.

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