Our Committees


 

Committees provide specific focus and capacity to areas of work that are ongoing, and at times project based priorities of the League. They enable our volunteer run organization to do more and to effectively engage our members in accomplishing our shared work.

They also enable members to get more actively involved in specific activities of the League that fit their interests and skills and/or to gain skills in areas they may not have experience with. There is an opportunity to connect in a deeper way with other League members and contribute in a meaningful way to the work we do.

Commitment

We ask that all committee members commit to one year of involvement to ensure continuity and the ability to meet plans and targets. The specific time commitment of each committee will vary but will be approximately 3 hours a month.

Expectations

It is expected that you will follow through on tasks and projects you agree to take on. If for some reason you are unable to, please make arrangements with your committee Lead. When working on behalf of an ULL committee it is expected that you act in a professional way in accordance with the ULL goals and mission.

 
 

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee helps the Urban League enter its next fifty years by ensuring that the membership of the League reflects the changing geography and demography of the city. The Committee strives to find and develop new members, support and grow existing members, and proactively outreach to neighbourhood and community groups across to city to see how the Urban League can be more inclusive, welcoming, and responsive to their needs.

Our Purpose

Grow the membership of the Urban League to reflect the geographic and demographic diversity of the city.

Help current members grow and develop their own community and neighbourhood organizations.

Create a membership process that is streamlined, efficient, and inclusive.

Collaborate with members to increase awareness of local organizations through targeted outreach.

Typical Duties

Developing growth and engagement plans for current members, providing proactive outreach to community groups in the city, ensuring a wide diversity of participants in Urban League events and programs, fostering a sense of belonging for all members and groups that we work with. Candidates with strong networks or excellent outreach and communication skills are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Email us with "Membership Committee" in the subject line and provide an explanation of your passion in developing, growing, and fostering a diverse and inclusive membership for the Urban League.

Committee Lead: Sameer Vasta


 
 

Events Committee

The Events Committee organizes and promotes events that align with the values and mission of the Urban League of London (ULL).  Events are designed to support and increase the visibility of different community groups across London. We embrace and value the diversity of our community, and are committed to creating inclusive events that invite broad participation.

Purpose

Coordinate events for members and others which support community groups, community building and civic engagement.

Create networking opportunities that connect Londoners with a common interest in civic issues.

Collaborate with members to increase awareness of local organizations through events.

Support fundraising for ULL by incorporating fundraising activities into events as permitted.

Typical Duties

Assist with organizing monthly ULL meeting events, conferences, special events, outreach booths, staffing outreach booths, participating in community events (ex. 100in1day, Pride Parade). Strong communication and event planning skills.

To Apply

Email us with "Events Committee" in the subject line and provide an explanation of your experience in event planning and why you are interested in joining.

Committee Lead: Skylar Franke


 
 

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee has the opportunity to raise at least $50,000 in 2019 in honour of our 50th Anniversary. We will be approaching past Presidents, award winners and members of the League, the general public, as well as corporate sponsors for our Gala event.

Purpose

Create compelling fundraising package and options.

Connect with past and current stakeholders of the League to build relationships on which an ask can be made.

Increase the visibility of the ULL in the community.

Work with the events committee for fundraising initiatives, where appropriate.

Typical Duties

Assist with creation of fundraising package, develop and maintain donor lists, create pitches for various donors, assist in pitches, tell our fundraising story through social media and other ULL communication channels

To Apply

Email us with "Fundraising Committee" in the subject line and provide an explanation of your experience in event planning and why you are interested in joining.

Committee Lead: Shawna Lewkowitz