Being a part of a working group is great to meet new people from across Canada, learn new skills, be a part of a new network of ocean enthusiasts all while contributing to CaNOE’s mission.
Working groups help to share the work amongst the volunteer board and other interested volunteers. Organized into the different categories of CaNOE’s efforts and are always evolving with the growth of CaNOE.
There are chair positions for each working group that at least one board member fills and the rest of the team comprises of people who specialize in the topic or are interested in learning more. Time commitments are different depending on the tasks and the role of the working group but meetings are usually monthly for 1-2 hours.
Working groups are meant to exchange skills in both directions, bringing expertise to the team to work towards common goals while also helping others who are interested gain new skills from being a part of the team. Many non-board member working group volunteers get a great introduction to CaNOE as an organization and often consider and become part of the board formally.