Governance 2017-09-20T22:23:02+00:00


Founded in 1964, The YMCA of Northern BC is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of a community for over 50 years. The YMCA of Northern BC is a member association of the YMCA Canada Federation of 47 member associations. The overall governance, responsibility, and accountability for YMCA of Northern BC lies with our local YMCA Board of Directors. This group of community volunteers provides vision, strategic leadership and stewardship for the Association. The Board promotes sound stewardship that ensures that the YMCA of Northern BC follows best practices in governance and operates effectively in accordance with the values and standards of our Association, YMCA Canada and Imagine Canada. The YMCA of Northern BC is proud to be an operating charity of excellence with Imagine Canada Accreditation.

2017 Board Members

Rob Traxler, Chair
Pat Flack, Past Chair
Rod Quiring, Secretary / Treasurer
Brad Halsey, Vice Chair
Ashle Stoppler
Bruce Siddall
Catherine Pennington
Jennifer Dungate
Lindsay Van der Meer
Mavis Bethune
Mike Stevenson
Nicole Cross
Wayne Gray

Become a Board Member

New Board members will be voted in at our Annual General Meeting each February by eligible YMCA voting members. We seek community-minded individuals who can provide leadership and governance to our Association. Board members support the Association through all areas of governance including finance, philanthropy, risk management and more. Applications for 2018 Board Members will be available in December 2017.

Imagine Canada Accredited

The YMCA of Northern BC is proud to be a charity of excellence, deemed by Imagine Canada Accreditation. Members, staff, volunteers, and donors can trust the work of our Association. Imagine Canada Accreditation awards charities with accreditation who meet their standards and demonstrate excellence in five key areas of operations: Board Governance, Financial Accountability and Transparency, Fundraising, Staff Managment and Volunteer Involvement. To learn more about Imagine Canada and Accreditation, please visit their website.

Charitable Registration Number 119307197-RR0001