Social work student selected for Girls on Boards
Brittany Decaire, a student in the Bachelor of Social Work program, has been selected among 36 women from across Canada to represent Girls on Boards as a Young Director.
Launched in 2017, the Girls on Boards program places experienced young leaders on non-profit governance boards or committees in their communities, helping emerging young leaders in Canada smash one of the persisting glass ceilings: governance boards. The program is committed to advancing equity, specifically sexism, racism, and ageism, in the non-profit sector as a way to enhance good and representative governance in Canada
As one of Canada’s emerging leaders, Decaire will receive world-class training in governance, financials, fundraising, problem-solving and personal and team leadership before her practical experience of serving as a board member with a non-profit organization for a minimum one-year term.
Decaire is committed to making meaningful, equitable and transformational changes in society. As an aspiring social work practitioner, she is a firm believer in working collaboratively alongside diverse populations to minimize barriers and instill opportunities for all to thrive. Her areas of interest and expertise include mental health, forensics, substance abuse, trauma-informed care and juvenile and adult justice services.
In addition to her studies, Decaire has experience assisting vulnerable populations in her community. She looks forward to being a part of the Girls on Boards program and building her competency in decision-making, leadership and board governance.