At MitoCanada, we are driven by the shared vision of a world free from mitochondrial disease.

Our mitoAmbassadors are crucial in bringing this vision to life as they are dedicated volunteers and advocates in their local communities. They embody the spirit of mito-leadership, raising awareness about mitochondrial disease and actively contributing to the growth and impact of MitoCanada.

mitoAmbassadors are community connectors, building relationships and networking to further MitoCanada’s support and awareness activities. They actively participate and assist in fundraising and events opportunities within their local community and work closely with MitoCanada staff to coordinate and support local MitoCanada community activities.

We invite you to meet our mitoAmbassadors!

Interested in Becoming a mitoAmbassador?

To be eligible for this volunteer role, candidates must be personally affected by mitochondrial disease or have a close family member who is.

Each year, up to three individuals are chosen to join our mitoAmbassadors program. This program requires a commitment of 12 months from the start date, with the possibility to extend.

We are accepting applications for the mitoAmbassador program until June 30th, 2024. The ambassador term is scheduled to begin in September 2024.

What our mitoAmbassadors Do

  • Actively participate in and support MitoCanada’s awareness activities and fundraising initiatives within the local community.
  • Attend cheque presentations to thank donors and hosts for their invaluable support.
  • Serve as community connectors by building relationships with local businesses, community workers, government officials, and the general public to further MitoCanada’s support and awareness activities.
  • Work closely with MitoCanada staff to coordinate awareness and fundraising events, recruiting volunteers when necessary to support local community activities
  • Champion MitoCanada in the local community, utilizing personal networks and contacts to raise awareness and inspire fundraising efforts.
  • Give inspiring talks, sharing MitoCanada’s mission and activities to support the mito community
  • Actively promote events, recruit participation and encourage volunteers to contribute to the success of MitoCanada’s initiatives

Qualities We’re Looking For in a mitoAmbassador

To be a mitoAmbassador, we are looking for individuals who have:

  • Good communication skills and an interest in public speaking
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, taking proactive initiatives
  • Local knowledge to effectively identify fundraising and partnership opportunities.
  • A personal connection to MitoCanada and a genuine passion for our mission.
  • Comfort engaging with and speaking to local businesses, government officials, and community organizations to encourage support for MitoCanada’s initiatives.
  • Has experience participating/volunteering in multiple MitoCanada activities, such as awareness and advocacy initiatives, fundraising events, conferences and symposiums.

Benefits of Being a mitoAmbassador

These are just a few of the benefits of being a mitoAmbassador:

  • Joining the mitoAmbassador program offers you the opportunity to:
  • Support MitoCanada within your local community
  • Make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by mitochondrial disease
  • Expand your network by meeting new people who share your passion
  • Contribute significantly to MitoCanada’s growth and impact
  • Highlight your ambassador role on your CV

More Information

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mitoAmbassador, please reach out to us at

Our application portal will close on Sunday, June 30, 2024