By becoming a Junior League member, you have the opportunity to drive impactful and meaningful change within your own community. You can be a catalyst for lasting community change!
Becoming a Junior League Member
As a Junior League member, you'll have access to valuable tools and top notch training that will not only make you a stronger community leader but will also afford you skills and experience that can make you better equipped for every day life and a more effective and valuable asset at work.
You'll join other women who share your desire for teamwork and who relish a sense of accomplishment. You'll have opportunities to face new challenges that build confidence and develop skills in community leadership. The League offers its members both formal and experiential training in things like community program development and evaluation, as well as communications, budgeting and fund development. Members are empowered to take effective action to create long lasting, positive changes in our communities.
Community Impact Committee
The function of the Community Impact Committee is to make a positive impact in the community as well as provide varied types of opportunities to meet the needs of our members wishing to be involved in hands-on league activities or within our community partner network. This includes the delivery of league community impact initiatives (i.e. Empower Hour), DIAD'S, DIM'S, Bursary and Discretionary Funds - within the scope of our focus area, which is to improve the educational success of young women in poverty. The Committee will also investigate, on an ongoing basis, unmet community needs that may meet the needs of our members in terms of new projects or partnerships that fall within our current focus.
Fund Development Committee
The function of the Fund Development Committee is to ensure the financial prosperity of the League through diversified activities which can include but not be limited to solicitation/corporate sponsorship program for events & operations; fund raising event(s); donor opportunities; grant applications. The Committee also conducts research on the availability of external funding and to propose comprehensive options for new fundraising opportunities.
House Tour Committee
The function of the House Tour Committee is to organize and execute (with additional League resources outside of the Committee) an exciting fundraising event. While the main purpose of the event is to raise the funds necessary to carry out our Mission and contribute to the League's operating expenses, the event will provide the opportunity to raise awareness of the JLHB, our mission and recruitment of potential new members.
The Nominating function is responsible for responding to members' leadership interests and goals; preparing slates for League positions; suggesting candidates for AJLI and CFJL positions; recommending conference delegates; identifying and communicating skills training and leadership opportunities for each nominated position. This position sits on the Board.
The Membership Committee
The main purpose of the Membership Committee is to ensure the prosperity of our league by forging a strong sense of pride and engagement and encouraging members to take on leadership roles. Membership is responsible for leading the recruitment activities, planning membership training events.
The Membership committee also fulfills the placement function, providing support for league members to learn about the league and opportunities in the league; receive guidance to find roles that fulfill their needs; learn more about the skills, expertise and growth needs of the members; provide appropriate placements to meet the needs of the members and the league. and develop a "career path plan" for league members who want this support. This committee is also responsible for setting out annual training opportunities for members based on interests or needs and organizing and delivering new member training sessions.
Does this describe you?
Interested in developing leadership skills
Interested in making a difference in our community
Have talents to share with others
Welcome opportunities to learn and develop new skills
Recognise the importance of voluntarism
Value being a member of an international organization and network of more than 140,000 women in four countries.
Over the age of 18. You're never too old to be a Junior Leaguer!
We invite you to find out more about the the many benefits as well as the expectations of membership.
New Member Information Sessions
We hold Information Sessions throughout the year. Please call 289-239-6806 or email for further details of our next Information Session.
We look forward to meeting you and are happy to answer any questions you may have.