Associate Director Program

Help the Board of Directors shape Rapport for the next generation of Members as an Associate Director

As part of the 2024 youth engagement strategy, Rapport’s Board of Directors is looking to recruit up to three Associate Directors representing our members under 35 from all groups within our communities, from many backgrounds and with varied experiences - to help us to better serve our members with fresh ideas and perspectives.

The Associate Director Program helps potential new Directors develop their knowledge and skills while helping Rapport grow and respond to the next generation of members’ needs.

As an Associate Director, you’ll step into a world where your expertise, ideas, and vision can create a positive ripple effect for Rapport and our members. Collaborate with a diverse group of accomplished professionals, each dedicated to a shared purpose. Your voice will influence crucial decisions, guide strategic initiatives, and fuel progress towards our mission.

Why join as an Associate Director?

Build First Hand Experience in Governance

Develop, Enhance and Sharpen your leadership, strategic planning, and decision-making skills in a real-world setting, enhancing your understanding of corporate governance and boosting your resume and career trajectory.

Network with Leaders Across Ontario

Build meaningful connections with influential leaders, industry experts, and like-minded individuals across the province, expanding your professional network to a new level.

Gain a New Mentor

Our mentorship program pairs you with a seasoned industry leader from day 1, offering you personalized guidance, insights, and strategies to support your aspirations for success in your new role.

While Associate Directors serve as non-voting members, they are expected to attend regular Board meetings and encouraged to participate in strategic and general policy discussions with the Board.

Associate Directors are paid an annual honorarium for them to fulfill their responsibilities.  Remuneration will be 50% of the full Director Compensation.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Existing member in good standing with $50 in membership shares.
  • At least 18 years of age and not employed by Rapport in the past two years.
  • Able to work as a team member.
  • Available for all Board, Committee and occasional special meetings.
  • Willing to attend planning sessions and training programs.
  • A demonstrated desire to learn about Rapport, its services, the laws and regulations that govern it, and the job responsibilities of a Director and Committee member.

Application Process

  • Once applications open, a link to download the Candidate Guide and Application Package will appear on this page.
  • Complete and submit your application. The Nominating Committee will review all applications.
  • If your application is selected, the Nominating Committee or assigned representatives will conduct an interview.
  • If selected as a successful candidate, you will be appointed at a Board Meeting.
  • Once on board, you will complete an orientation and training program.
  • After, you will attend and participate in Board and optional Committee Meetings as a non-voting member.

Learn more about the Associate Director Program