Just a friendly reminder about our elections - they are coming up! Save the date for June 20th at 4 pm - invitation will follow this week.
We have extended the deadline to submit your name and bio to run for a position. If you're interested in running, please send an email to Toronto@womeninediscovery.org by June 7th and include the board position you are running for, a short bio of <120 words, and a statement as to why you are seeking to becoming a WiE board member. Feel free to include any questions you might have.
Some members of our current board are not running again (so lots of opportunities for others to get involved). We have had a very strong first year and we need you to volunteer to keep our chapter running strong. Consider supporting our Toronto eDiscovery community by donating your time and ideas by running for a board position.
Attached is a document setting out the descriptions for the following board positions:
Chapter Assistant Director
Chapter Meetings Director
Chapter Membership Director
June 20th Charity Event – Spring Cleaning Clothing Drive for Charity:
As part of the June 20 WiE meeting the WiE Charity Committee will be holding a Professional Attire Clothing Drive for Dress for Success Toronto. Dress For Success Toronto is a local affiliate of an international not-for-profit organization operating in over 154 cities in 30 countries. Since 2009 they have helped over 10,000 women in the GTA transition from unemployment to economic independence by supplying them with gently used business attire to help them look their best for job interviews. In their own words, the Dress of Success Suiting Program is “about more than clothing. It’s a transformational experience that builds confidence and self-esteem, enabling a woman to secure meaningful employment.”
As you do your annual spring cleaning wardrobe “cull” please set aside a few nice pieces that could be worn for an interview and help transform the lives of deserving women in our city. Men’s professional clothing is also accepted. To the extent possible, please bring clothing on hangers, in garment bags or folded in banker’s boxes for ease of delivery.
The current needs include:
Women’s sizes 0-2
Women’s sizes 14+
Men’s suit sizes 36 & 38 short, 40
Men’s shirt sizes 14 to 15.5
Women’s Shoes (especially women’s flats and larger sizes 10-13)
Tailored business jewellery
For more info, please see the attached the clothing drive info package.
If you do not have clothing to donate at this time, monetary donations which can contribute to the minimum $300 donation (that helps cover the costs of cleaning and sorting the clothes) are always appreciated as well.
Please note that Dress for Success Toronto does not provide tax receipts for clothing items donated but may provide tax receipt for monetary donation – additional information in this regard will be provided closer to the clothing drive date.