At the Annual Meeting of Members on June 28, 2020, members in good standing of the Council of Canadians elected five (5) members to serve as Directors-at-Large on the Board.
In addition to the five open at-large Board positions, on June 4, chapters unanimously supported the following nominations to serve on the board for their regions.
The Council of Canadians is inviting candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. Any Council of Canadians member in good standing is eligible and welcome to apply. Members from equity seeking groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Increased equity, inclusion and diversity is central to the Council of Canadians’ ongoing renewal as a member-based, movement-driven, progressive, national organization.
About the 2020 Board Elections
The process for filling positions on the Board will follow the recently adopted recommendations of the Council’s Good Governance Task Force. Click here to see the recommendations. This includes oversight of the Nominating Committee’s procedures, through to the election of new Board members at the Council of Canadians’ Annual Members Meeting, which takes place June 26-28, 2020. All members will have the opportunity to cast their votes for five Directors-at-Large.
The Council of Canadians’ 16-member Board is composed of 12 Directors-at-Large elected by the membership and four Regional Directors elected by Chapter members in each of the four regions of the Council. The term of a Board member is two years with a limit of three consecutive terms (effective 2021). Staggered elections ensure both continuity and change in the Board.
At the Annual Members Meeting June 26-28, 2020, members in good standing of the Council of Canadians will elect five (5) members to serve as Directors-at-Large on the Board. Alongside equity considerations, Board members should have a demonstrated experience in issues relevant to the Council’s values, vision and mandate, especially within membership-based social movements and organizations whose aims intersect or overlap with those of the Council’s. In addition, Board management skills would be an asset.
To ensure that all eligible candidates are afforded the same opportunity to be presented to the membership, the Nominating Committee will circulate information supplied by each of them to all members of the Council of Canadians on June 5, 2020.