Students For Barrier-Free Access - University of Toronto accepting nominations for its board of directors

Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA), University of Toronto, Board of Directors is now taking nominations for new board members. Completed nomination forms are due June 8, 2018.


The SBA board of directors is a formal, policy setting and decision-making group whose purpose is to fulfill the mandate of SBA while ensuring the organization’s needs, goals, and objectives are met. The board sets and maintains organizational policies, facilitates programming, manages the budget, makes funding decisions and acts as the employer for two full-time staff members. As an incorporated non-profit within Ontario, the board of directors is the legal body responsible for decisions made at board meetings.

Each Board of Director is elected for one year and can run for the same position for a maximum of three years. We recognize that the level of participation may vary throughout the year due to life circumstances, however, the following commitments are expected of board members: attending bi-weekly board meetings; holding weekly office hours; participating in committee work; and participating in board retreats and training sessions.

By being on the board of directors, you will have the opportunity to enhance your disability organizing skills through campus and community groups, gain experience running an incorporated non-profit organization, identify and participate in varied training opportunities, apply for UofT’s co-curricular record (if you are a current student), and build friendships and networks that last.

The full nomination package with a detailed description of open positions and the application process can be downloaded on the SBA website. Look for the SBA nomination package 2018/2019.

Completed nomination packages can be emailed to or dropped off at the SBA Centre between 1pm-5pm Monday through Thursday