Get Involved with CBOQ!

Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec has many opportunities for you to care for your Canadian Baptist family, to grow in your faith and make a difference in the present and future of CBOQ. Each year we rely on about 200 volunteers to help us help our churches. Many serve on our board or committees and at our youth retreats or events. Still others are trained by our staff to help churches in specific areas of need. Some help us at CBOQ Assembly each year to ensure a smooth and successful event for our church leaders. Our volunteers help shape who we are.

If you’re passionate about your Canadian Baptist family and want to find out about how you can be involved, or if you’d like to nominate someone that you think will help us achieve our vision and advance our mission, we encourage you to take a look at the opportunities below.

Below you will find a list of current opportunities to serve, along with how to connect with us. We hope to hear from you soon!

Nominated Positions

Current Opportunities

There are currently no vacant positions open for nomination.

Filled Positions

Nominations Committee

No current vacancies.

Desired skill set: Knowledgeable of people in our constituency.

Duties: To prepare and submit a slate of nominations of qualified persons to be considered for positions within CBOQ, including members of the CBOQ Board and committees and CBOQ’s representatives to all Partners in Mission for which CBOQ has the responsibility of electing representatives; to ensure that all persons being nominated for a position in CBOQ are qualified, and to obtain the consent of all nominees before presenting their names for election by the Members at the annual Meeting of Members.

Strategic Planning Committee

No current vacancies.

Desired skill set: Strategic planning experience, knowledge of CBOQ.

Duties: To advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the development of a strategic plan for CBOQ.

CBOQ Board

Two positions to be filled.

Desired skill set: Funding development, human resources, visionary thinkers, corporate law, non-profit sector, development sector, futurists/in tune with trends, accounting/finance, real estate, communications, theological education, key influences in our constituency.

Duties: The Board governs, administers, manages and gives oversight to the spiritual, temporal and administrative affairs, activities, business and property of CBOQ.

Credentials Committee

Four positions to be filled.

Desired skill set: Importance of understanding CBOQ polity

Duties: To advise and assist the Ministerial Resources Committee regarding standards and regulations for ordination and accreditation; to review and examine the spiritual, moral and academic qualifications and ministry experience of all persons applying for accreditation and ordination by CBOQ for professional ministry, and to grant final approval for candidates to proceed to an ordinations examining council at the call of a Local Church in accordance with the policies and procedures of CBOQ.

Board of Trustees of McMaster Divinity College

One position to be filled.

Desired skill set: Candidates will demonstrate wisdom, vision and mature judgment in governing the affairs of the College. Candidates must be fully and actively supportive of the evangelical stance of the College and of its mission: To develop effective evangelical Christian leadership for the 21st century through university-level education, professional training and on-going support.

Duties: To regularly attend Board meetings (usually three per year) and be prepared to be involved in either the Senate and/or other committees of the College and such development sessions as may be determined. To be willing to support the financial mission of the College either directly or through personal contacts, and to promote the recruitment of students for the College through their spheres of influence.

Canadian Baptist Ministries Board

One position to be filled.

Desired skill set: Candidates should demonstrate wisdom, vision, and mature judgment, and be able to engage in conceptual and strategic-level thinking in a policy governance framework. A passion for cross-cultural ministry is important.

Duties: To assist the organization in developing strategies to accomplish its mission and to be the “guardians” of its operations, ensuring the employment of standard practices, ethical behaviour and effective use of funds.

Volunteer Positions


Desired skill set: Enthusiasm, compassion and a dedication to customer service

Duties: To welcome guests, assist them with various needs and provide a variety of services based on your skill set. This could be volunteering for youth events like Blizzard/Avalanche, or at Church Life and Leadership events such as Cafechurch. Duties range from basic customer service to technical skills. Connect with us and we’ll help you find the right event for your time, talents and interests!

Apply here!


Desired skill set: Willingness to serve, some knowledge of CBOQ

Duties: To welcome guests, guide them toward sessions, distribute handouts and answer guests’ questions.

Apply here!


Sadly, volunteer positions at the CBOQ office are not currently available due to the pandemic.

Desired skill set: Willingness to serve, availability during regular work hours

Duties: Assistance with mailings or other administrative help.

Apply here!

Appointed Positions

Grants Committee

Desired skill set: Financial expertise,creative, missional thinkers, knowledge of CBOQ

Duties: To advise and assist the CBOQ Board in overseeing the grants application and the approval of funds, and in the development of its guidelines and strategy.

Investment Committee

Desired skill set: Investment experience.

Duties: To advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the investment of the funds of CBOQ in accordance with any investment policy of CBOQ and to advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the development of an investment policy and strategy.

Financial Oversight Committee

Desired skill set: Financial and accounting experience, knowledge of CBOQ.

Duties: To review the annual financial statements, to ensure compliance with accounting principles and to develop and recommend accounting policies.

Ministerial Resources Committee

Desired skill set: Pastoral experience, knowledge of CBOQ.

Duties: To advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the development of policies and procedures related to ordination, accreditation, pastoral benefits and maintenance of pastoral records and files, and to review the credentials of pastors, where necessary, for disciplinary or other reasons in accordance with the policies and procedures of CBOQ.

For more information on how committee members are appointed, contact Emma Elshaw, Executive Assistant.