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Director-at-Large Nomination Submission

The Council of Canadians is accepting nominations from members of the Council for Director-at-large candidates for election to the Board of Directors. Read the Director-at-large nomination information document for more information.

There is more than one seat available for directors-at-large and the deadline to receive nominations of candidates form is April 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Submit your Nomination:

"*" indicates required fields

1. CONTACT INFORMATON

Name*
Address*


 

2. BALLOT INFORMATION

a. I understand that my BALLOT NAME, CITY/TOWN and PROVINCE or TERRITORY and PERSONAL STATEMENT will be shared publicly with members.*
BALLOT NAME:
Your name, city and province and personal statement will be provided to members before the election.
 


PERSONAL STATEMENT:
This is an opportunity for candidates to present themselves to the membership, highlighting their skills and experiences and the contribution they hope to make to the Council of Canadians in this leadership position. Candidates are encouraged to identify how they may contribute to the Board’s diversity representation. The personal statement may include links to a candidate’s Facebook site, Twitter account, or a personal website. (If an accommodation is required in preparing a personal statement, please let us know at governance@canadians.org.)
 
Up to 3000 characters – i.e. approx 500 words


 

3. ELIGIBILITY

Members are Canadians and those who reside in Canada who support the vision, purpose, mission and principles of the Council; and have made an annual financial of $1 and/or in-kind contribution, as set by the Board of Directors.
 
a. I am a member in good standing of the Council of Canadians.*

Inquiries may be sent to inquries@canandians.org or by calling toll-free at 1-800-387-7177.
b. I support the vision, purpose, mission and principles of the Council.*

Your eligibility, including membership, will be confirmed through an examination of our records before the election.

In accordance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, persons are disqualified from being a director of the Council who are:

  1. less than 18 years of age;
  2. incapable;
  3. not individuals; and/or
  4. have the status of bankrupt.
c. None of the above apply to me.*


 

4. DIVERSITY

In accordance with our By-laws, and consistent with the Council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Council endeavors to ensure that the Board of Directors is representative of diversity, including equity seeking groups, and reflects the vision, mission and values of the Council.
 
I identify as:

I identify as:

My age is:*


Equity-seeking groups are communities that face significant collective challenges in participating in society. This marginalization could be created by attitudinal, historic, social and environmental barriers based on age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation and transgender status, etc. Equity-seeking groups are those that identify barriers to equal access, opportunities and resources due to disadvantage and discrimination and actively seek social justice and reparation (Canada Council for the Arts, n.d.).
 
n. I identify as myself as a member of an equity seeking group.

5. COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATION

a. If elected to serve a two-year term on the Board of Directors, I confirm that I am willing and able to:*
  • Participate in conference calls, email and other forms of electronic communications as necessary such as Zoom. This commitment will last until the 2025 Council of Canadians’ AMM, and include monthly meetings of 1.5-2 hours each.
  • Understand and act consistently with my responsibility to the Council and the Board of Directors as a whole;
  • Seek and contribute to a consensus-based approach, and speaking with one voice as part of the Board of Directors, except where consensus could not be achieved and there is agreement as to how dissent will be reflected; and
  • Be prepared to participate fully in the activities of the Board of Directors, without compensation but with direct expenses (as approved) to be reimbursed.


 

6. ENDORSEMENTS

Please list five names of Council of Canadian Members who endorse your nomination.

Signature (will be accepted as typed)