Willa has been a member of The Alpine Club of Canada for over 25 years and has contributed to the activities of the Club at the national level for more than ten years. Willa was the Toronto Section Representative to the Board for a five-year period. In 1999, she worked with the Club’s Executive Director to source an insurance policy that the Club could provide to its membership. She contributed to two other large projects of the Club as co-manager: the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the first ascent of Mount Alberta in 2000, and the Club Centennial Celebration camp held in 2006 on the Donjek-Badham Glacier in the St. Elias Mountains. At the Section level Willa was Chair of the Toronto Section and an active Past-Chair over a four-year period. Now with the Vancouver Section Willa has been a key member of the Banff Mountain Film Festival Committee for the past nine years helping to make this event the main fundraising initiative for the Vancouver Section.
Willa Harasym was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2016.