To: Council of Canadians Chapters & Members
From: Council of Canadians Board
Council of Canadians Opportunity
National Board Nominating Committee
In preparation for the June 20, 2021 Annual Members Meeting, the Council of Canadians is inviting expression of interest applications from members to serve on the Nominations Committee for the Council’s National Board of Directors elections.
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE COMPOSITION
For 2021, the Nominating Committee will include three (3) individuals as follows:
To the degree possible, the composition will reflect the full diversity of the Council and be based on demonstrated capacity in the criteria outlined on the expression of interest form.
PROCESS AND TIMELINE- Nominating Committee
MANDATE - Council of Canadians Relevant By-Laws: Nominating Committee
5.05 Candidates for Board
(1) All eligible candidates for election as directors at large shall be presented to the membership by the nominating committee pursuant to Section 9.04. (Nominations Committee)
9.03 Nominating Committee
Notwithstanding by-law 9.01: (which sets out standing committees)
1) Nominating Committee Appointment and Composition
a) The board shall appoint a nominating committee in advance of every annual meeting of members.
b) The nominating committee shall have up to five (5) members, including at least one (1) board member who shall not be a candidate for the board.
c) Consistent with the Council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the board shall endeavor to ensure that the nominating committee is representative of diversity, including equityseeking groups, and reflects the vision, mission and values of the Council.
2) Nominating Committee Mandate
a) The nominating committee shall promote, receive and assess nominations for and from members to stand for election to director-at-large positions on the board, and will ensure that all eligible candidates are afforded the same opportunities to be considered.
b) Consistent with the Council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, the nominating committee shall endeavor to ensure that the final list of candidates assessed to stand for election to the board shall be diverse and reflect the vision, mission and values of the Council. This may include identification by the nominating committee of potential candidates.
c) The nominating committee shall ensure that all eligible candidates are afforded the same opportunities to be considered for election to the board by the members. This will include a nominating committee report with a list of eligible candidates which shall be circulated to all members at least 21 days in advance of the elections. The report will include the nominating committee’s confirmation of eligibility and assessment of each candidate
Please ensure that this information is shared with those who might be interested, and who would contribute the skills, experience, expertise and diversity that would ensure strong outcomes.
THIS FORM CAN BE:
DEADLINE APRIL 21, 2021 MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME
The Council of Canadians Board will select one (1) member volunteer to serve on the 2021 national board elections Nominating Committee.